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Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors Rise as Menopause Approaches

The severity of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke appears to increase more rapidly in the years leading up to menopause—especially among African-American women, according to a new


Can Moderate Exercise Lower Heart Disease Risk?

Women younger than age 50 who do moderate physical activity can lower their risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study. Among women ages 27 to 44 at


Seniors, Want to Live Longer? Pump Some Iron!

By BMH Staff Those who strength trained twice a week had a 46 percent lower risk of death Older adults who strength trained at least twice a week had 46


How Race Affects Stroke Care

When it comes to stroke care, minorities may be less likely than their white counterparts to receive life-saving measures, such as clot-busting therapy or procedures to unclog arteries in the

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Serena Williams Takes on Body Shamers, Realizes Her Inspiration to Young Girls in New Interview

by Kiersten Willis Serena Williams knows there are haters. And she’s giving them more fodder in a skin-baring, new photo shoot. The tennis pro is seen along the beach donning

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Obesity Rates Still Rising Among U.S. Kids

Obesity rates in children in the United States—which began their ascent nearly three decades ago—continue to rise unchecked, with the largest increases in severe obesity, a new study warns. “Despite


Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: What You Should Know

Polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a common health problem caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormones. The hormonal imbalance creates problems in the ovaries. The

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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


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