Black Health

Here’s why your partner should get tested for herpes

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By Victor Ochieng Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that has spread to become common over the years. Because of the subtle nature of the virus in many victims, a number of people live with it without knowing. The sad reality is that even when it isn’t symptomatic, it can still be spread to others. There are two types ...

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BOSS Sports | Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

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Everyone loves Muhammad Ali, and he was one of the greatest athletes of all-time, if not the greatest.  But he’s been a shadow of himself for the last 30 years, suffering from a debilitating ailment that has kept him from being the flashy, sharp man that he once was. Now, it’s being reported by SI.com that Al is in the ...

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Dr. Sinclair Grey III: Breaking the Silence And Getting Real About Mental Health

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Mental Health: Breaking The Silence and Getting Real With It by Dr. Sinclair Grey III How many times have you come across someone (whether in your family, within your circle of friends, or a fellow coworker) that didn’t seem right mentally? In other words, what you observed didn’t seem right, appropriate, or justified. All too often, we come into contact ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Dr. Samori Swygert: Mental Illness May Lead to Mass Disarmament of Americans

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by Dr. Samori Swygert Would you feel safe and comfortable sitting next to a person that is in possession of a firearm, and diagnosed with a mental disorder? Would you feel safe and comfortable with your kids playing in the household or within close proximity of an individual in possession of a firearm and diagnosed with a mental disorder? Depression, ...

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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 ...

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