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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month:  Are Local Health Departments Ready?

CHICAGO CRUSADER — A baby is born with a birth defect in the United States every 4.5 minutes. […read more]


Ebola: How it Spreads

The Associated Press Here are some facts about how Ebola spreads: WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS? Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea. HOW DOES EBOLA SPREAD? Read More


CDC: More than 200,000 Americans quit smoking after graphic ad campaign

[THE WASHINGTON POST] An estimated 200,000 Americans quit smoking in the wake of a federally funded ad campaign that graphically showed the consequences of tobacco use, according to a study released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC said an estimated 1.6 million U.S. Read More

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Beyond the Rhetoric: The Abortion Holocaust

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist   Let me first say that I believe a woman should have the right to an abortion.  It is the law and each person has their own decision to make.  However, since the court decision, Roe V. Wade, the amount Read More

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HIV/AIDS Take Heavy Toll on Black Youth

By Maya Rhodan NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although Black and Latina youth represent only 35 percent of all U.S. teenagers, they accounted for 84.4 percent of all newly HIV-infected teenagers in 2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Blacks ages Read More