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The Atlanta Police Department announced that the body of Dr. Timothy Cunningham, a top researcher at the CDC, was pulled from the Chattahoochee River today. Cunningham disappeared from his suburban Atlanta home more than seven weeks ago, leaving behind his keys, wallet, cellphone and beloved dog, Mr. Bojangles. After a massive push by his family,…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Milwaukee public health officials have announced the discovery of a cluster of new HIV and syphilis infections that have occurred in the city of Milwaukee. According to officials, at least 125 people have been infected and at least 10 percent of those infected are students in…

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The Atlanta Police Department continues to search for missing CDC epidemiologist Dr. Timothy J. Cunningham. The well-liked and prominent Atlanta professional was last seen at work two weeks ago when he reportedly told co-workers he was not feeling well. A press conference was held by APD spokesperson, Ofc. Mike O’Connor, who said that Cunningham’s disappearance…

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The new year also means a new strain of flu for most Americans. This year the virus is being called the Australian flu and thousands have fallen ill; however, not everyone who falls ill seeks medical attention to get a proper diagnosis. Because of this gap in data, reports of recovery time and severity of…

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For more than 40 years, HIV/AIDS has been an epidemic not only in America but throughout the world. But now the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has made an announcement that many are hailing as a milestone for those suffering from the disease and those in fear of contracting the illness from their sex partners.…

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Tuesday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and there are five reasons you need to know your status. In Atlanta, and across the country, medical providers are making it convenient to get tested for HIV and STDs, so that everyone can know their status. Atlanta has been deemed a “high impact” city for new…

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A record number of cities across America are experiencing an increase in infectious diseases. These illnesses can range from the common cold, influenza, hepatitis and measles to HIV. In Atlanta, there are many health service providers specializing in caring for various ailments. Mercy Care is capable of treating patients in many areas: primary care, pediatrics, behavioral…

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Today is the birthday of the latest person to hit social media stardom, Cidney “Total Liberation” Green, who turns 27. She became infamous on Black Twitter when it was announced that her party would be a slumber party geared toward swingers in a safe setting. Soon the hashtag ATLOrgy was born and comments were hilarious and…

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President Donald Trump and a Republican controlled congress are making good on their threat to repeal and replace Obamacare, popularly known as the Affordable Care Act. While the provisions of the ACA were in place, millions of Americans had access to healthc are and much-needed medications. The program, however, was not perfect and there were…

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Recent events in the news have exposed the hidden tragedy of suicide in America. Most recently, Nakia Venant, 14, of Miami Gardens, Florida was found hanging, Sunday, Jan. 23. She posted her final goodbye on Facebook Live. Nearly a month ago, a Georgia teen committed suicide on Facebook. On December 30, Katelyn Nicole Davis filmed her death…

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Against a 30-year backdrop of stigma, discrimination and fear, Phill Wilson, president and chief executive officer of the Black AIDS Institute has a powerful vision to build an AIDS-free Black America. “AIDS is our problem, impacting our people and we must create viable  solutions,” said the longtime AIDS activist. “Black people often forget how great we are as…

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Across the sexual social spectrum of America, more women are statistically stating they have had lesbian experiences or were bisexual. A study released this year by the CDC titled “Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction, and Sexual Orientation Among Adults Aged 18–44 in the United States: Data From the 2011–2013 National Survey of Family Growth” examined this growing…

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The recent announcement that HIV rates in Atlanta are similar to those in some African nations caused concern for many. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released data that shows the lifetime risk of HIV diagnoses by state and unfortunately the Deep South and D.C. lead the way. The experts have stated that HIV infection…

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The popular Mexican restaurant chain Chipotle has taken dramatic action due to a public health scare. Local and state health officials in Washington and Oregon are investigating an E. coli outbreak that is now being linked to the restaurant chain. According to a press release from the Washington Department of Health: “The restaurants under investigation…

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