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38 Year Old “Biggest Loser” Contestant From Season 7 Dies

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By: Krystle Crossman Damien Gurganious began his weight loss journey on NBC’***** show The Biggest Loser in 2009. His starting weight on the show was 381 pounds. He also competed with his fiancé Nicole Brewer who began her journey at 269 pounds. Even though Damien was eliminated in the third week he continued his weight loss journey from home to ... Read More »

CDC Claims Black And Latino Youth Suffer From Hood Disease

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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 »

Singer August Alsina talks about his coma and seizures

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August Alsina may have ended up “numb” from going too hard in the paint a couple of months ago. The young singer passed out and fell off stage at a concert in New York City back in September. He was rushed to the hospital and stayed in a coma for a couple of days. Not only that, but he was ... 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

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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

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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 »

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