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Start of Mom’s Depression Determines Severity

Depression that begins before or during pregnancy, not after, is often more severe, lasts longer and usually goes undetected until a doctor screens the mom for it after the birth,

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African-Americans are Twice as Likely as Whites to Suffer from Alzheimer’s, Poverty and Lack of Education Could Be Key Factors, Study Says

by Shaundra Selvaggi In its honor, people around the world have draped themselves in purple, pledging countless hours to help raise awareness and money for a cure. Alzheimer’s is an

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Practicing Medicine While Black: White Men Outearn Black Male and Female Doctors by Significant Margin, Study Says

  Posted by David Love When it comes to racial disparities and inequality, white guys have all the luck and Black people get the short end of the stick.  This

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Hepatitis C Kills More Americans Than Any Other Infectious Disease

The vast majority of Americans infected with hepatitis C are baby boomers. CDC: Nearly 20,000 Americans died in 2014 from the widespread, yet treatable, virus BHM Edit Staff Hepatitis C-linked

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PTSD Resources Lacking in the General Population

There’s less help available for non-veterans OV Staff #Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a difficult and pervasive problem among combat veterans, but millions of people who haven’t experienced combat, including

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Men More Likely to Withhold Health Problems From Male Physicians

By Natalie McGill Men often prefer male doctors, but their feelings about masculinity can keep them from being more upfront with them about their health problems, a study in the

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Many Black Women With Cancer Don’t Get Life-Saving Drug

BHM Edit Staff Targeted drugs for a certain type of breast cancer—HER2-positive—have improved survival rates dramatically. But a new study found few older women with early-stage breast cancer of this

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Heart Attacks Striking Younger, Heavier Americans

BHM Edit Staff #Heart attack victims in this country are getting younger and heavier, according to a new study. The average age of people suffering the deadliest heart attacks dropped

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Size Does Matter……

BHM Edit Staff click  picture to enlarge #It’s a question as old as the earth: Does penis size really matter? #The answer is complicated and and usually has more to

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Black Women With Cancer Don’t Get Life-Saving Drug

BHM Edit Staff Targeted drugs for a certain type of breast cancer—HER2-positive—have improved survival rates dramatically. But a new study found few older women with early-stage breast cancer of this

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The Time Is Now to Talk About Sickle Cell Disease

BHM Edit Staff We’ve made strides in managing sickle cell disease, but more needs to be done. “This is a remarkably exciting time to talk about sickle cell,” said Alexis

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When a Parent Is Sick

“How to care for your loved one”   Abiola Abrams/MommyNoire Having a loved one in the hospital can be a very scary experience. We feel our our fears plus we

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Addressing STDs, Tuberculosis in America

Kim Krisberg Hazel Dean, Sc.D., is the deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention. Dean is

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Black Smokers Less Likely to be Screened for Lung Cancer

BHM Edit Staff Differences in smoking habits between black and white folks in this country may lead to lower lung cancer screening rates for blacks, according to new research. #For

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How African Americans can help improve treatment for hepatitis C

By LaTroya Hester #Among myriad health disparities affecting African Americans, hepatitis C virus (HCV) boasts a high position on that list. Although we make up only 12 percent of the