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Lupus disproportionately affects Black women

$32 billion in funding could raise awareness BY SHANTELLA Y. SHERMAN OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER (NNPA)- Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease that impacts more than 1.5 million Americans. Characterized by intense fatigue, exhaustion, joint pain, and memory problems, lupus is three times more common among the Black female populations than any other ...

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Four important reasons to vaccinate your child

Through advancements in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases, like polio that once injured or killed millions of children, are no longer common in the U.S. The National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases note the following benefits to infant immunization. ...

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What we all should know about cervical cancer

Did you know that, According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cervical cancer will be diagnosed in about 13,000 women in the United States this year, and approximately 4,100 women will die from it?  African-American women develop cervical cancer more often than white women and are twice as likely to die from it.  January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month – proper screening and medical management can p ...

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