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Health

Pennsylvanians get ready for “Great American Smokeout”

November 21, 2010

Nov. 18 begins the 35th Annual American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout, and experts say you can add up to eight years to your life by quitting. In Pennsylvania, more than 2 million adults ages 18 and over are smokers, and close to 12 percent of youth ages 12 to 17 say they smoke.

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Casey: Protect seniors from Medicare premium increases

November 21, 2010

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) joined Senators John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) recently to introduce legislation to protect approximately 12 million seniors and individuals with disabilities who are scheduled to pay increased Medicare premiums next year.

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Rate of Black unwed mothers soars to 72 percent

November 14, 2010

One recent day at Dr. Natalie Carroll’s OB-GYN practice, located inside a low-income apartment complex tucked between a gas station and a freeway, 12 pregnant black women come for consultations. Some bring their children or their mothers. Only one brings a husband.

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Going vegan: The Bill Clinton diet

October 24, 2010

Former President Bill Clinton won rave reviews for losing 24 pounds in time for his daughter Chelsea’s recent wedding, and he credited it to his new vegetarian diet. He told Wolf Blitzer in an interview that although he does eat fish (rarely), he otherwise eats a vegan diet and feels great.

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Breast cancer treatment varies by race in DC

October 17, 2010

African-American women with breast cancer living in Washington, D.C., are more likely to experience delays in treatment regardless of insurance type, socioeconomic status and cancer characteristics such as stage and grade.

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New sex survey: Black, Hispanic men use condoms more than whites

October 11, 2010

The male-female orgasm gap. The sex lives of 14-year-olds. An intriguing breakdown of condom usage rates, by age and ethnicity. That’s just a tiny sampling of the data being unveiled in what the researchers say is the largest, most comprehensive national survey of Americans’ sexual behavior since 1994.

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Health law kicks into 2nd gear; does it help me?

September 26, 2010

The nation’s new health care law turned 6 months old Thursday and started delivering protections and dollars-and-cents benefits that Americans can grasp. But it doesn’t affect all consumers the same way, which may cause confusion.

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