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Health

Blacks with bulimia: The condition no one talks about

May 15, 2011

When stress mounts for Stephanie Covington Armstrong, she catches herself before reaching for comfort food. Instead she chews over what’s really bothering her. “Once I can identify that, then I’m quickly able to just shift,” she says.

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Positive media campaigns help minorities quit smoking

May 8, 2011

While African American smokers are less likely to receive quitting advice from their doctors or use quit aids, media campaigns that offer positive encouragement can have an impact on getting them to quit, finds a new study from the Center for Advancing Health.

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Senator Farnese offers ALS Awareness Month resolution

May 8, 2011

Each year in the United States, more than 5,500 people are diagnosed with ALS, with an estimated 30,000 Americans suffering from the disease at any point in time. Here in Pennsylvania, it is estimated that 1,200 people are currently combating the disease.

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Probiotics primer: The scoop on ‘good bacteria’

May 2, 2011

If most of what you know about probiotics comes from yogurt advertisements, you may – understandably – be skeptical about the bacteria’s health benefits. After all, the information came from a source that wants you to buy a probiotic product.

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New guidelines define pre-Alzheimer’s disease

April 23, 2011

The first new guidelines for diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease in nearly 30 years establish earlier stages of the mind-robbing disease, paving the way for spotting and possibly treating these conditions much sooner than they are now.

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Vitamin D may help reduce heart risk for Blacks

April 18, 2011

Supplementation with Vitamin D has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who are deficient in the vitamin. Now new research from the Georgia Prevention Institute at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta indicates that supplementation with the “sunshine vitamin” may…

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Texting for your baby’s health

March 27, 2011

Did you just find out that you’re pregnant? Are you concerned about your infant’s nutrition? Want quick tips to help you have a healthy pregnancy and healthy first year for your baby? Now expectant or new moms can easily get the information they need through a free service on their cell phones.

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Five gym-free fitness ideas for 2011

March 20, 2011

Fitness should be fun and affordable. It should not be boring, time-consuming or costly. Make your exercise routine a bit more exciting this year with some fitness activities you can do without an expensive gym membership.

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