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Health

$12M grant to improve minority mental health

October 9, 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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Cancer patients at risk for serious blood clots: Study

October 9, 2011

Researchers analyzed data from 30,552 cancer patients in the United States and found a large number developed a potentially deadly blood clot called a venous thromboembolism (VTE) within a year of undergoing chemotherapy for certain types of cancers.

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Peer pressure puts black girls at higher HIV risk

October 2, 2011

In a recent study involving 64 African American adolescent girls ages 14 to 17, researchers found that up to 59 percent of the study’s subjects experienced sexual abuse that included threats, verbal coercion, condom coercion and physical violence.

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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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