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Details: Black Health Matters provides information about health and well-being from a service-oriented perspective–with lots of upbeat, positive solutions and tips, including: Health, Beauty, Mind & Body, Nutrition & Fitness.

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Heat Edema: Why Your Ankles, Feet, and Legs Swell During The …

Details: What Causes Heat Edema. Heat can cause swelling because it can temporarily dilate the blood vessels, which causes fluid to pool in the legs, feet, hands, and fingers. The access fluid can make your skin look tight and shiny. It is more likely to occur when an individual isn’t used to hotter temperatures. A sure way to know if it’s edema is

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African American Women and Lupus: The Most

Details: In addition, you will play an important role in the health of yourself and others who are living with lupus. Without the inclusion of more African American women volunteer participants in clinical trials, what scientists understand about lupus and how it affects African American women is limited. In order for researchers to develop lupus

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How One Black Man’s Cancer Battle Inspired His Activism

Details: How One Black Man’s Cancer Battle Inspired His Activism. Derrick Butts was 53 years old when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Following his successful treatment, he teamed up with his father and fellow prostate cancer survivor, Thomas, to write about their experiences battling the disease. Prostate Cancer: A Family Affair, published in

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2022 Black Health Matters Black History Calendar

Details: Black Health Matters is pleased to offer the free GameChangers in Medicine Calendar, 2022-2023. This new edition honors African American medical innovators and thought leaders from the past and present who have made significant contributions in the field of medicine. These individuals have trailblazed paths in research, treatments, and

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What is Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Details: Lung cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the lungs. There are two types of lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), comprising 80-85% of lung cancer diagnoses, and the other, small cell lung cancer (SCLC), is less common but the more aggressive form of lung cancer. There are three primary types of NSCLC and they are defined by the

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What You Need to Know About Shingles

Details: Shingles is a viral infection that typically causes a painful, blistering skin rash. Nearly 1 out of 3 people in the U.S. will develop shingles in their lifetime. Also known as herpes zoster, shingles usually affects older adults or people with weakened immune systems. The rash, which develops into fluid-filled blisters, typically appears on

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The Missed Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Heart

Details: Nausea and indigestion – While this could be a simple stomachache, a diseased heart with reduced blood flow to the digestive system diverts blood to vital organs like the brain. Thus, causing you to feel queasy. Extreme fatigue – Fatigue is always a sign something is wrong, especially after you’ve had adequate rest.

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The CDC Recommends Pfizer Booster Shot For Kids Ages 5 to 11

Details: The CDC recommended the Pfizer booster shot for kids ages 5 to 11 at least five months after their primary vaccination series. This is in response to COVID-19 cases rising across the country, and immunity from the first two doses wanes off.After discussing the data, the CDC’s independent vaccine experts voted in favor of boosters for kids in this age group.

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Viruses Archives

Details: CDC Confirms First U.S. Case Of Monkeypox In 2022. rdanielsr6d7 May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022. The CDC confirms the first U.S. case of monkeypox in 2022. Massachusetts reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to CDC coronavirus COVID-19 monkeypox smallpox STD World Health Organization.

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Eat Healthy When You Have No Time

Details: A grilled skinless chicken breast sandwich is lower in saturated fat than a burger. Don’t supersize. In fact, ordering the kid’s menu version of your favorite fast food can give you the taste you crave with far fewer calories. Skip calorie-heavy sides, toppings and dressings. Bypass sugary drinks in favor of water, unsweetened tea, or fat

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Expert Advice: A Gastroenterologist Shares Ways to Manage …

Details: Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) caused by inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. It’s characterized by abdominal pain, cramps, bloody stool, diarrhea, and weight loss. Symptoms range from mild (no symptoms) to severe (flare-ups), can change over time, and vary from person to person.

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Heart Healthy Habits Could Save Billions

Details: Heart Healthy Habits Could Save Billions. More than $41 billion in Medicare costs could be saved each year if beneficiaries achieved five to seven of the healthy habits that reduce heart disease, according to new research. The American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 is a composite measure of seven modifiable heart-healthy factors

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8 Things Black Men and Caregivers Should Know about Prostate …

Details: Here are eight things Black men—and caregivers—should know about prostate cancer to help stack the odds in their favor: 1. One in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. That number increases to 1 in 7 for Black men. Prostate cancer occurs more often in Black men than in men of other races. 2.

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Details: Part 3: Unsafe sex and health disparities run rampant Chronic diseases are responsible for 83 percent of all health-care spending. These are diseases that drag General Health Our Health 10 Ways to Put Your Doctor Out of Business, Part 2. rdanielsr6d7 March 28, 2017 May 10, 2019.

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Know Your Glaucoma Risks

Details: More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, the disease related to pressure within the eye, but only half know they have it. With open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease, there are usually no symptoms. Anybody can develop glaucoma, but some groups of people are at increased risk.

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CDC Confirms First U.S. Case Of Monkeypox In 2022

Details: The CDC confirms the first U.S. case of monkeypox in 2022. Massachusetts reported a rare case of monkeypox in a man who recently traveled to Canada. Health officials looked into whether the case is connected to outbreaks in Europe. Monkeypox comes from the same family of viruses like smallpox. It produces smallpox-like skin lesions, but

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The U.S. Death Toll From COVID-19 Reaches 1 Million

Details: The pandemic’s current death toll is based on death certificate data compiled by the CDC and National Center for Health Statistics. However, experts believe that the number of COVID-19-related deaths is far higher. The U.S. has the highest reported number of COVID-19-related deaths of any country. The one million mark comes precisely three

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Kidney Transplant Racial Gap Shrinks

Details: The large disparity in kidney transplant rates between blacks and whites in this country has shrunk since the late 1990s, says a new study. The study analyzed nearly 200,000 kidney failure patients and found that the transplant rate for blacks increased from 93 per 1,000 patients in 1998 to 128 per 1,000 in 2010 and 2011. The 2010-11 rate was

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The Best Hair Products For Low, Medium, And High Porosity Hair …

Details: Top Hair Products for Low, Medium, and High Porosity. High Porosity: Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3. Mielle Rice Water Split End Therapy. Camille Rose Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse. Mielle Babassu & Mint Deep Conditioner. Mielle Organics Rice Water Clay Masque. Aphogee Keratin 2 Minute Reconstructor.

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COVID-19 Variant Stealth BA.2 Can Reinfect People Who Had BA.1 …

Details: In addition, upon further analysis of genetic sequencing, researchers found 47 instances of people who contracted the Stealth variant shortly after they had caught BA.1. Sadly, the cases were “mostly in young unvaccinated individuals with mild disease not resulting in hospitalization or death,” the authors noted. The median age was 15 years.

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Introducing: The Sickle Cycle Podcast

Details: Charlotte Curtis, Launches Podcast for People with SCD. Sickle Cycle, a Sickle Cell Disease advocacy and awareness organization, has released a third installment of The Sickle Cycle Podcast with the advent of the 10th anniversary of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day on June 19th. The podcast, launched in April 2019 in celebration of National Minority Health Month, is …

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Details: Stay Up-to-Date with Our Weekly "Black Health Matters" Newsletters Straight Into Your Inbox! Leave this field empty if you're human: Social Networks. Facebook Like. Twitter Follow. Instagram Follow. Youtube Subscribe. Editor's picks. America’s Baby Formula Crisis. rdanielsr6d7 May 13, 2022 May 13, 2022.

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Black Kids and Mental Health: Death By Suicide

Details: Teen suicide rates among black youth are increasing. In 2016 and again in 2018, national data revealed that among children age 5-11, black children had the highest rate of death by suicide. For the years 2008 to 2012, 59 black youth died by suicide, up from 54 in the years 2003-2007. Also, the 2015 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s

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Boost a Low Libido

Details: Sexual desire disorders are quite common: analysis of data from the National Health and Social Life Survey found nearly a third of women and 15 percent of men lacked sexual interest for several months out of the year. A low libido is also not an aging problem. Plenty of elderly folks are still sexually active, as evidenced by tales of mate

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Cervical Cancer Deadlier Than Thought

Details: The prior rate of cervical cancer death among black women older than 20 was 5.7 per 100,000 each year and 3.2 per 100,000 each year among white women. But when women who’d had a hysterectomy were excluded from the analysis, the rate in black women rose to more than 10 per 100,000 per year and to 4.7 per 100,000 per year in white women

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Family Planning for Sickle Cell Patients

Details: Family Planning for Sickle Cell Patients. This information is important for those who are planning to have children, particularly African Americans and those of West African ancestry. Children born into your family may be at risk of a disease. Hemoglobin A is the most common type and is normal. If one parent is Normal (AA) and the other parent

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Coronavirus Archives

Details: Moderna Executive Claims A Fourth Vaccine May Be Needed In The Fall. rdanielsr6d7 January 15, 2022 January 18, 2022. Moderna executive claims a fourth vaccine may be needed in the fall. During a healthcare conference, the CEO of Moderna stated that front-line workers and coronavirus coronavirus vaccine COVID-19 Moderna Pfizer vaccine.

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African American Women are at a Higher Risk of Developing …

Details: Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) is a genetic, incurable, long-term autoimmune disease that affects many parts of the body. When a person has lupus, their immune system attacks the healthy cells in their body. Common symptoms of lupus are extreme fatigue, swelling in the hands, feet, or joints, headaches, low fevers, sensitivity to light, hair loss and chest pain …

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5 Vitamins That Aid Against Vaginal Dryness During Menopause

Details: 5 Vitamins That Aid Vaginal Dryness. Vitamin A: This vitamin is vital in developing mucous membranes, which include the lining of the vagina. Vitamin B: Hormonal and dietary factors alter vaginal secretions. Proper immune function is essential for vaginal health, and the vitamin B complex – a supplement that includes all eight types of

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Medical Research Studies NBA Players' Hearts

Details: More than 25 percent of the players had thickening of the wall of the left ventricle, called left ventricular hypertrophy, which can be a sign of decreased heart function. That thickening is also the most common cause of sudden cardiac death among basketball players. More black players had this condition than their white counterparts.

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5 Tips to Survive Your Colonoscopy Prep

Details: Fast the right way. For your colonoscopy results to be accurate, your insides to be clean. That usually means you can’t have solid foods the day before the procedure. But if you start the cleansing process earlier, the 24-hour fast can be easier. Eat lighter meals for three or four days before your colonoscopy. Prepare for the prep.

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Fighting Multiple Sclerosis: It's Our Song

Details: A song to raise money for MS research. When Cynthia Collington was first diagnosed with MS, in 1997, her doctor told her she’d be in a wheelchair in six months. “I laughed and said, ‘No, I won’t,'” Cynthia recalled “You’re not going to take away my legs—my most valuable assets. I’m not giving up my legs.”.

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Heart Disease Archives

Details: 10 Ways to Protect Your Ticker. rdanielsr6d7 July 26, 2013 September 29, 2019. Follow these heart-healthy tips Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in this country—for both men and women. African Americans, who are much more likely black health matters cholesterol diabetes health disparities heart disease high blood pressure.

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Think Before Eating; Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Details: Diets designed to boost brain health, targeted largely at older adults, are a new, noteworthy development in the field of nutrition. The latest version is the Canadian Brain Health Food Guide, created by scientists in Toronto.Another, the MIND diet, comes from experts at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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