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IMPROVING BREAST CANCER SCREENING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

IMPROVING BREAST CANCER SCREENING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

The Globalization and Health journal published an article in 2019 that assesses early breast cancer screening in sub-Saharan Africa. The research presented by authors Eleanor Black and Robyn Richmond examines mammography, clinical examination, and self-examination to...

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Are we sleeping enough to improve our health?

Are we sleeping enough to improve our health?

Sleep is one of the best ways to help your body to repair, leverage the immune system against colds, influenza, and other respiratory infections, decrease inflammation, avoid cognitive decline, digestive issues, impair glucose metabolism and obesity.  Monika Haack, a...

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Race-based Disparities in both Cancer and COVID-19

Race-based Disparities in both Cancer and COVID-19

Karen Peterson's story of self-advocacy shared earlier this month, addressed how race-based disparities inhibit equitable medical care for African Americans. With her recurrent breast cancer diagnosis, Peterson’s oncology team suggested she repeat chemotherapy, but...

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IMPORTANCE OF SELF-ADVOCACY

IMPORTANCE OF SELF-ADVOCACY

Based on: “Self-advocacy saved her life: Black Harlem woman sought her own cancer treatment in face of racial health care disparities” (The  New York Daily News) As a black woman living in Harlem, Karen Peterson recognized the challenges she would face as a result of...

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Painkillers and Antibiotics Can Weaken Your Immune System

Painkillers and Antibiotics Can Weaken Your Immune System

Medications can be lifesaving in many situations; however, they all have some side effects. Different medicines affect the body in different ways and even these effects can vary from person to person. As with any drug or medicine you take, antibiotics and painkillers...

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