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Magic Johnson Endorses At-Home HIV Test

Getting an HIV test just got easier.

Getting an HIV test just got easier.

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Swizz Beatz Named a Global Ambassador

The Grammy Award winning producer is also a philanthropist

The Grammy Award winning producer is also a philanthropist

By Demetria Irwin

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Blacks With College Degrees Live Longer

Study reveals blacks with college degrees have higher life expectancy

Study reveals blacks with college degrees have higher life expectancy

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To Beat Prostate Cancer, I Faced the Real Killer—Fear

The most important words in Warren Buffett’s prostate cancer announcement are “early stage.” Black men, get screened early and often.

The ability of prostate cancer to kill you depends largely on whether you allow fear…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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The Tireless Advocate

One mans personal battle helps fuel national fight against HIV/AIDS

Most people probably couldn’t fathom a doctor telling them, “You are HIV positive.” And during…

By Emerald S. Morrow

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Prostate Cancer Screenings is not the best answer for every man, says Dr. Durado Brooks.

Wellness Insider: Making Choices About Prostate Screening

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

An informed business professional usually tries to weigh pros and cons before making a decision…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Dr. Susan Evans says that blacks should use sunscreen too.

Wellness Insider: 3 Tips for Healthy Skin

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Use these three tips from Dr. Susan Evans, a physician on the television show Dr.…

By Shannon Lanier

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Talk to a doctor if you're having trouble falling asleep.

Wellness Insider: 5 MORE Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

Sleep is as important to health as diet and exercise, but many people don’t get…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Wellness Insider: 5 Ways To Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Preventing illness and achieving wellness: health, fitness, and nutrition news for busy professionals

National Sleep Foundation poll finds inadequate sleep affects work performance. Here are five tips to…

By Malecia S. Walker

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Each year, on June 27, the National Association of People With AIDS, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other national and local entities across the country organizes National HIV Testing Day. Visit www.hivtest.org to find a testing site near you. To learn more about how to participate in NHTD, visit the NAPWA HIV Testing Day Web site or e-mail nhtd@napwa.org.

PHOTO GALLERY: June 27 Is National HIV Testing Day

A simple test could save the lives of you and those you love

HIV and AIDS have hit African Americans the hardest. Each year, on June 27, the…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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United Healthcare's Dr. Reed Tuckson is a frontline warrior in the battle against to end the obesity epidemic.

Being of Strong Mind and Body

One of life's greatest tragedies is a talented person cut down in their prime by preventable health problems

One of life’s greatest tragedies is witnessing a talented professional or entrepreneur about to reach…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Giving the Gift of Life

Leukemia patient's search for a bone marrow donor highlights low black representation on the national registry

Jennifer Jones Austin thought she just had a stomach virus. The married mother of two…

By Brittany Hutson

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The Klumps may be funny, but obesity in black families is literally as serious as a heart attack.

Obesity: The Silent Killer

What will it take to get African Americans to stand up and fight this costly epidemic?

Obesity is an epidemic that is killing Americans and costing the health care system $80…

By Dr. Reed V. Tuckson

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6 Things You Can Do To Stop Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, a chance to make difference in your community

Through the American Diabetes Association I have been able to reach thousands of individuals with…

By Vanessa Jones Briscoe

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