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Top 5 Diseases That Are Misdiagnosed In African Americans

Top 5 Diseases That Are Misdiagnosed In African Americans

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Millions of Americans spend years suffering from unexplained health problems. Sometimes even the best doctors miss the mark: About 40 percent of all mistakes that doctors make are misdiagnoses, says the National Patient Safety Foundation. Why? That’s because many ailments have similar symptoms or can be detected only with tests that your physician might consider unnecessary if he’s confident in his verdict. If you’re in the know about often-confused conditions,…

Maya Angelou Opens Health Center For Women

Maya Angelou Opens Health Center For Women

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Among Maya Angelou’s many profound, and very wise, thoughts is: “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me,” she said. If I do that well enough, then I’ll be able to look after someone else. But I have to look after myself first,” she says.  ”I know that some people think that’s being…

Politicians Deadlock On Bill To Lower Your Student Loans

Politicians Deadlock On Bill To Lower Your Student Loans

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Hope your federal student loans are paid off, because politicians appear deadlocked over legislation that would prevent your rates from doubling this July. A Senate bill to do so failed in a 52-45 vote along party lines Tuesday, failing to get the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster. Republicans objected to Democrats’ method of paying for the bill, namely closing tax loopholes enjoyed by S-corporations. Al Franken called that…

School Board Member Apologizes for Calling Trayvon Martin a “F*ggot”

School Board Member Apologizes for Calling Trayvon Martin a “F*ggot”

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*Skyy Fisher, the knucklehead who referred to Trayvon Martin as “that faggot black dude in Florida,” is having second and third thoughts about the comment. Fisher, 28, a member of the Compton Unified School District’s School Board in California recently issued the following statement regarding his controversial utterance and others on a local Internet radio show called Pigzradio: First and foremost, my deep regret notwithstanding, I realize that I must…

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

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Atlanta is in the midst of a crisis because the rate in which African-American women in the city are being infected with HIV is now being compared to some third world countries. Studies have shown that black women now make up 60 percent of newly reported HIV cases. The CDC has reported that 1 of every 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. 11 Alive Atlanta…

H.I.V. Crisis Facing Black Women in Atlanta [Video]

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The AIDS rate is increasing so fast among black women in Atlanta that one local news station, 11 Alive News, is sounding the alarm. Research shows African-American women, many living in Atlanta, are being infected with HIV — so much so that the new cases are being compared to African countries, according to 11 Alive News. Data collected in 2009 from the health departments in Clayton, Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb, Douglas and Gwinnett…

Top 3 Diseases That Kill Black Women

Top 3 Diseases That Kill Black Women

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The good news? The leading threats to women’s health, at least the majority of them, can be prevented. The not-so-great part? Many people don’t know how. So, first step: read the below list of the top conditions and diseases that threaten women’s lives the most. Second step: get serious about reducing your risks. 1. Heart disease Heart disease isn’t just a man’s disease — it’s also a major women’s health…

Ruben Studdard’s Family is Concerned about His Health

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Ruben Studdard is scaring his family with his recent weight gain.  The singer has crossed into dangerous territory, with his weight ballooning to nearly 400 pounds.   This is making his family worry that it could cause serious health problems. “Now his loved ones fear he will die tragically young,” says a source. “He agrees he needs to get help, and everyone is praying he’ll succeed.” Studdard had recently lost 60…

Donald Thompson is McDonald’s First Black CEO

Donald Thompson is McDonald’s First Black CEO

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    McDonald’s has announced that current President Donald Thompson will take over as CEO on July 1 of this year, becoming the first African American to head the fast-food chain since it was founded in 1955. From USA Today: Thompson, who has long been considered among the top candidates to succeed Skinner, will be the first African American to head McDonald’s since it was founded in 1955. Andy McKenna,…

1.5 Million Undiagnosed Chlamydia Cases Annually According to CDC

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More than half of all chlamydia cases go undiagnosed, according to a new analysis by the Centers for Disease Control. Just over a third of sexually active women between the ages of 15 and 25, the age group most at risk, get tested annually as the CDC recommends. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease, with 1.3 million diagnosed cased in 2010. The CDC estimates the actual number of…

“Kony 2012” Creator,Detained For Public Intoxication And Masturbation

“Kony 2012” Creator,Detained For Public Intoxication And Masturbation

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  Jason Russell, 33,  co-founder of Invisible Children, was detained in San Diego, CA on Thursday for public intoxication and masturbation, according to the San Diego Police Department. Several witnessed called into the station to complain that a man was walking around the Pacific Beach area, vandalizing cars and appearing to be under the influence, reports NBC San Diego. SDPD spokesperson, Lt. Andra Brown, said that Russell was acting “very…

Rumor Has It: Mariah Carey Threatens To Divorce Nick Cannon Unless He Takes It Easy

Rumor Has It: Mariah Carey Threatens To Divorce Nick Cannon Unless He Takes It Easy

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    The 33-year-old has been under an immense amount of strain recently, juggling several high-pressure jobs, and as a result, has suffered a bout of health problems over the last few months. Nick’s doctor ordered him to quit his radio show hosting gig in light of his lupus-like autoimmune disease diagnosis, but sources say wife Mariah wants him to quit everything to protect his health. “Mariah Carey is begging…

Love and the Black Church

Love and the Black Church: 10 Things Your Pastor Won’t Say About Dating and Relationships

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For centuries there has been a unique, close-knit relationship between black people (particularly black women) and the black church. Below is a list of things your pastor won’t tell you in regards to dating and relationships:   1. You should date, daily. Dating daily is important to acquire a better understanding of yourself and people from various backgrounds. Your pastor probably wouldn’t advocate this, as it may be misconstrued into…

Nick Cannon Says Lupus is Attacking His Kidneys

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Nick Cannon has revealed to the public that he has an autoimmune disease that attacks his kidneys.  The disease is called lupus nephritis. “It’s a rare form of lupus that’s just attacking my kidneys,” Cannon told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “They thought it was just kidney disease, and then they were trying to figure out why my immune system was attacking my kidneys, and that was sort of the root of…

Nick Cannon Reveals His Rare Form of Lupus

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Nick Cannon recently made headlines after journalists caught wind of his declining health. He sat down with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America to open up about the changes he has been forced to make in his life. The YBF has the Full Story Here.