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According to the American Cancer Society, about 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. The lifetime chance of getting breast cancer in the United States for men is 1 in 833. Chicago hip-hop artist Antwone Muhammad was diagnosed with breast cancer in December of 2013. In June of 2014 after surgery and…

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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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When it comes to sexually transmitted diseases, Syphilis was once thought of as being in decline. However, recent information released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has shown that the disease is once more on the rise. There are four stages of syphilis and each stage has a different set of symptoms: Stage 1-…

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It was 2008 and I was going through a separation and divorce. I missed my family, I wasn’t working, and I moved back in with my mother. Some nights I would go to bed and just agonize over decisions I’d made and I felt like a total failure when it came to my life. I would cry out…

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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials reported in a statement on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, an unnamed patient was being tested for the Ebola virus and had been placed in “strict isolation” due to the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history. Nearly 3,100 people have died from Ebola since first identified in Guinea six…

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Diabetes is a major killer of blacks. Many Africans Americans including Halle Berry, former Miss America and “Desperate Housewives” star Vanessa Williams, Damon Dash and comedian-actor Anthony Anderson have the disease. Although diabetes can often be detected by carrying out a urine test, which determines whether excess glucose is present, many people often have diabetes…

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