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The Closeted Nature of Some Black Men
Written by Wilbert C. Jordan, M.D., MPH 05 March 2009
The American public has now heard of the term Men on the Down-Low. It has become the colloquial term to refer to Black men who are bi-sexual. The concept is not new, and there are been other terms ... read more >>
African American Men's Health and Empowerment Summit
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Sherri Shepherd, Dick Gregory and Norm Nixon set to Participate The Black Barbershop Health Outreach Programs is excited to announce that Sherri Shepherd, co-host of ABC's Emmy nominated The ... read more >>
Fight Pediatric AIDS, Student-Run Largest Held on West Coast
Written by Sentinel News Service 26 February 2009
Students, Celebrities, Performers and Activist Unite at UCLA   The central motif of 2009 thus far has been hope - hope for change, hope for justice, hope for a newfound LOVE for fellow Americans ... read more >>
Top 5 Consequences to Bad Posture
Written by Dr. Damon Soraya 26 February 2009
We all live in a society where a huge emphasis is on looks. But one of the keys ways to maintain your looks that we often never think about is good posture. Remember, when your grandmother told you ... read more >>
Tony Wafford - the new National Director of Health and Wellness for the National Action Network
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
AIDS is a cold, hard pandemic - a cannon barreling throughout the African American community in record numbers. Thus, it mandates straightforward, honest dialogue about who can stop it and how. It ... read more >>
California Woman Receives Most Advanced (Non-Invasive) Upper Extremity Prosthetic Solution
Written by Sentinel News Service 19 February 2009
Bionic i-LIMB Hand and Innovative Interface System Increase Amputee's Functionality and Confidence Revolutionary new prosthetic technology has made life easier and more fulfilling for a California ... read more >>
The Hidden Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
Bitter cold weather can bring more than just frosty mornings and runny noses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the odorless predator--carbon monoxide, also known as CO--sends ... read more >>
Human Stem Cell Trials Win Approval
Written by Sentinel News Service 29 January 2009
A therapy developed at UC Irvine that allowed paralyzed rats to walk again has won federal approval for clinical trials, making it the world's first embryonic stem cell treatment that will be tested ... read more >>
American Cancer Society Fights for Better Health Care
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 22 January 2009
Members of the American Cancer Society launched a program last year to "call attention to the urgent need for quality, affordable care for all Americans," they said. "As part of the initiative, ... read more >>
Climbing Fences: Obstacles to Diabetes Care in South L.A
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 15 January 2009
The average American with type 2 diabetes who has access to a television, the internet, a radio, a library or any other media outlet knows that eating right, exercising, taking medications as prescribed ... read more >>
Courageous Rose Parade Rider
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
Jennie Henry of Compton was one of 14 Kaiser Permanente patients who were selected to ride on the healthcare provider's Rose Parade float on New Year's Day. She is shown here on parade day ... read more >>
Five Ways to Make 50-Plus the Best Years of Your Life
Written by Sentinel News Service 08 January 2009
You're getting older, it's true. But it's how you get older that matters. Being afraid of it is like being afraid of getting more channels on your TV: It can be a little disorienting at ... read more >>
Getting Tested is Key to Saving Lives
Written by Jennifer Bihm (Contributing Writer) 08 January 2009
The idea of HIV/ AIDS as a death sentence is a thing of the past, said Dr. Wilbert C. Jordan, medical director of the Oasis Clinic in Los Angeles, which helps HIV/ AIDS patients in the community regardless ... read more >>
Is Aging the Real Enemy to Staying Healthy and Strong?
Written by Sentinel News Service 01 January 2009
Vibrant, vital, happy and healthy--this is the ideal state of life that virtually everyone wants to achieve, regardless of age. It's doable, but the secret isn't a cosmetic quick-fix. Rather, ... read more >>
Deadly Passions: What's Done in the Dark Could Kill You
Written by Tuala Williams (Special to the NNPA from the Dallas Examiner) 01 January 2009
The need to be loved is a strong desire. The longing to be wanted can be just as strong. It is the stuff that songs, books and movies are made of. In fact, the drive can become so strong and so dangerous ... read more >>
Racial Gap in Colon Cancer Deaths is Widening
Written by Mike Stobbe (Associated Press) 18 December 2008
The racial gap in colon cancer death rates is widening, a new report says, and experts partly blame Blacks' lower screening rates and poor access to quality care. Colon and rectal cancer death ... read more >>
Low Income Children More Obese
Written by Sentinel News Service 18 December 2008
In California, children from low-income households are nearly three times more likely to be obese as children from affluent households, according to a report published by UCLA researchers recently. ... read more >>
California Failed to Comply with HIV Law, Judge Ruled
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that California failed to comply with a 2002 state law requiring it to extend Medi- Cal coverage to HIV-positive Californians, it was announced recently. ... read more >>
Air Quality has Negative Impact on Children
Written by Sentinel News Service 11 December 2008
CNS--Despite improvements over the past 30 years, Southern California has substandard air quality that has been linked to a host of negative impacts on infants and children, according to a UCLA ... read more >>
Some Doctors May Give Up Vaccines Because of Cost
Written by Mike Stobbe (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
About one in 10 doctors who vaccinate privately insured children are considering dropping that service largely because they are losing money when they do it, according to a new survey. A second survey ... read more >>
Nap Without Guilt: It Boots Sophisticated Memory
Written by Lauran Neergaard (Associated Press) 04 December 2008
Just in time for the holidays, some medical advice most people will like: Take a nap. Interrupting sleep seriously disrupts memory-making, compelling new research suggests. But on the flip side, taking ... read more >>
Few Options Remain When Job Insurance Disappears
Written by Tom Murphy (AP) 06 November 2008
Leah Smith shells out more than $730 a month for health insurance but you won't hear her complaining. Among the jobless, Smith is one of the lucky few with solid health insurance that she can ... read more >>
AIDS-Hit Swaziland Promotes Circumcision
Written by Clare Nullis (AP) 06 November 2008
Nelson Mdlovu strides out of the small clinic with a spring in his step and a smile on his lips just minutes after being circumcised. Mdlovu swallowed his fears to line up with nine other equally ... read more >>
AIDS treatment should start sooner, study finds
Written by Marilynn Marchione Associated Press 30 October 2008
People who have the AIDS virus should start drug treatments sooner than current guidelines recommend, suggests a large new study that could change the care of hundreds of thousands of Americans. ... read more >>
Study Says Lack of African-Americans in Science Field Hurting Industry
Written by J. Coyden Palmer (Special to the NNPA from the Chicago Crusader) 25 September 2008
 A study that surveyed Fortune 1000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) executives representing leading science and technology companies in the United States, was released ... read more >>

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