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$12M grant to improve minority mental health

October 2, 2011

Five minority fellowship program grants are being awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for a total of up to $12.2 million. These three year grants will be used to train a new wave of behavioral health care providers.

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Michelle Obama Makes Headway on Healthy Foods

September 23, 2011

In the year and a half since she announced her campaign to curb childhood obesity, Mrs. Obama has stood alongside Wal-Mart, Olive Garden and many other food companies as they have announced improvements to their recipes — fewer calories, less sodium, better children’s menus.

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Food insecurity higher in minority households

September 18, 2011

The USDA today released a new report of Food Security in the U.S.. The report showed that food insecurity rates were substantially higher than the national average for households with incomes near or below the current federal poverty line…

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Living with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)

September 18, 2011

It is estimated that nearly 10 percent of the U.S. adult population experiences the symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS) while approximately 2 to 3 percent of adults have moderate to severe RLS.

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Rate of African American hunger remains high, study says

September 8, 2011

According to new hunger data released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 25.1 percent of African-American households suffered from food insecurity in 2010. Among African-American households with children, the figure is much higher—nearly one in three.

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Panel reveals new details of 1940’s experiment

September 4, 2011

A presidential panel on Monday disclosed shocking new details of U.S. medical experiments done in Guatemala in the 1940s, including a decision to re-infect a dying woman in a syphilis study. The Guatemala experiments are already considered one of the darker episodes of medical research in U.S. history…

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Natural sweeteners growing in popularity

August 28, 2011

Pink. Blue. Yellow. No, these are not just colors; these are sweeteners that dominate the sugar substitute market. More specifically, these are examples of artificial sweeteners that are favored by millions of Americans.

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Dialysis not as effective for young Blacks

August 21, 2011

Young black patients don’t survive as long on dialysis as their white counterparts, according to a national study that challenges notions of a black advantage for dialysis. As seen in many prior studies, the overall mortality on dialysis came in lower for black than for white patients…

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