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CDC Claims Black And Latino Youth Suffer From Hood Disease


A local CBS-affiliated network in San Francisco reported that a study conducted by Harvard doctors and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds that nearly 30 percent of youth in inner-cities are affected by “hood disease.”  The term is used to describe a complex form of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that affects young people who live in socioeconomically ... Read More »

Family of Deceased Ebola Patient Receives Settlement, Fiancée Receives Nothing

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Reported by Kacie Whaley On Wednesday, a settlement was reached between the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the only man to die from Ebola in the U.S.  His fiancee, Louise Troh, received nothing, reported ABC News. Attorneys did not disclose the amount of the settlement, but Duncan’s family, consisting of his four children and two ... Read More »

Wayne Brady’s Battle With Depression Caused Breakdown


While many people may think that comedian and TV host Wayne Brady is always happy, he has opened up to admit that he has secretly battled depression for years.  Brady is an Emmy-award winner and star of Whose Line Is It Anyway and Let’s Make A Deal.  Despite his confidence as a host and comedian that brings laughter and entertainment ... Read More »

Study says black men in Atlanta have an alarming rate of HIV infection


Reported by Kacie Whaley A nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta is making sure that men in the area who are in danger of developing poor health and/or contracting illnesses are provided with the support they need. The Health Institute for Men (HIM) was founded in 2012 but became a nonprofit in 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The grassroots service vows to assist men ... Read More »

Inhumane: Jailed inmates die of constipation, gangrene


April V. Taylor Family members of three inmates at the Madison County jail in Alabama have filed a lawsuit against the county and Advanced Correctional Healthcare (ACH), the private company contracted to provide medical care to inmates.  The lawsuit alleges that the inmates suffered brutal mistreatment as staff denied them of necessary medical care for treatable, non-fatal conditions in order ... Read More »

Tiny’s new eye surgery may blind you


By Yolanda Spivey Social media outlets were abuzz at the recent news that Tameka “Tiny” Harris permanently changed her eye color from dark brown to ice-gray. The pint sized singer, and wife of rapper TI, confirmed the news on Instagram, thanking her doctor.  She stated: I permanently changed my eye color with Brightocular and loving it! Thank you Dr. Montasser ... Read More »

This man warns New Yorkers not to eat Ebola-infected feces

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Maybe some kinds of advice should fit under the “we already knew that” category.  New York journalist Errol Lewis, who apparently became a medical advisor for a day for a television network, decided to give some advice to those seeking to avoid catching Ebola.  The advice is a little strange and perhaps a bit too simplistic.  According to Lewis, anyone ... Read More »

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