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Ugo Iroku, M.D., is a top-rated gastroenterologist and public health expert on a mission to improve health literacy among African Americans and make medical information more accessible and easier to comprehend. He attended Harvard Medical School before completing his internal medicine residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell University. He then completed his gastroenterology and liver…

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Dr. Natalie Hernandez is determined to bring awareness to a number of public health issues in an effort to educate people in her community. Rolling out spoke with Hernandez about how her educational and life experiences have helped her become the woman she is today and how she uses those experiences to move the community forward. As…

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The use of medical marijuana by cancer patients has greatly improved the lives of many. It has helped with pain management, nausea, depression and other symptoms. But in California, smoking medical marijuana may have killed a man and served as a warning to other people smoking high-grade marijuana. A northern California man died from a…

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As director of the DeKalb County Board of Health in Georgia, Dr. Sandra Ford holds the awesome responsibility of managing one of the largest county health agencies in the state. Dr. Ford’s education includes undergraduate studies at Stanford University and graduate degrees from Howard University. Rolling out spoke with Dr. Ford about her career choice and…

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Across America and even globally, a cool soda is a treat on a hot day or a frequent treat. For the past several decades, however, there has been increasing concern that frequent consumption of soda products may be linked to serious health problems. These health issues include obesity, diabetes, heart disease and aggravation of metabolic conditions.…

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    When it comes Sexually Transmitted Diseases HIV and AIDS are the main concerns of many people and with good reason.  But another STD is making a comeback: syphilis.  The syphilis rate among men who have sex with men has resulted in serious outbreaks of the disease. The CDC reports “Over the past several…

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A mystery virus similar to polio is leaving young children with forms of paralysis in one or more limbs. The virus has been initially indentified as being the extremely rare “enterovirus 68”. The virus is in the same family as polio, a disease which causes paralysis and death.  Polio has not been seen in the…

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