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Triple Negative Breast Cancer Impacts Women of Color

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Impacts Women of Color

By Dr. Elaine Batchlor CEO, The New Martin Luther King, Jr. Hospital Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly Every October, people lace up their sneakers and walk to support efforts to find a cure for [...]

Nashville to ‘Sing for Sickle Cell’ at Benefit Concert

Nashville to ‘Sing for Sickle Cell’ at Benefit Concert

By A.J. Dugger III The Memphis-based Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee has recently expanded to Nashville. “We’re providing education to the community,” said Trevor Thompson, founder and CEO of The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee. “Sickle [...]

Patient at HU Hospital Doesn’t Have Ebola, Officials Say

Patient at HU Hospital Doesn’t Have Ebola, Officials Say

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer A patient being treated for Ebola-like symptoms at Howard University Hospital in D.C. does not have the deadly virus, health officials said Saturday. The District of Columbia Department [...]

2nd Annual Walk With Your Doctor Day Brings Health Care Providers And Patients Together.

2nd Annual Walk With Your Doctor Day Brings Health Care Providers And Patients Together.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 2nd annual Walk With Your Doctor Day 5k Walk will be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Ted Rhodes Golf Course located at 1901 Ed Temple Blvd in Nashville, TN. [...]

Don’t Let Allergies Spoil Your Summer Outdoor Fun

Don’t Let Allergies Spoil Your Summer Outdoor Fun

Say “summer” and most people think beach vacations and ice pops — not sneezing and itching. But allergy triggers don’t take the summer off. If you have any of the following symptoms, allergies could be to [...]

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy School Lunch

NASHVILLE, TN — It’s back-to-school time in Middle Tennessee! Here’s your first lesson of the new school year: how to pack a lunch that’ll keep the kids healthy and happy, increase the fruits and veggies, lower [...]

Healthy Fuel for Back to School: Tasty, Tote-able Snack Ideas

Healthy Fuel for Back to School: Tasty, Tote-able Snack Ideas

During back-to-school season, many families will find time is at a premium. With routines changing from summer’s slower pace to tighter schedules jam-packed with work, school and extracurricular commitments, it can be hard to keep kids [...]

Is Your Diet Making You Sick?

Is Your Diet Making You Sick?

Feeling under the weather? Many common ailments, as well as serious life-threatening conditions, are caused by what you are and aren’t putting into your body, say experts. “Even if you stick to a well-balanced diet, you [...]

Shopping Smarter for Family Necessities  Can Help the Environment

Shopping Smarter for Family Necessities Can Help the Environment

Everyday choices can affect your family’s health as well as the environment. There’s a growing trend among consumers to make choices reflecting the goals and values that matter to them most.  In fact, two out of [...]

Depression Aids in Heart Attacks in Younger Women

Depression Aids in Heart Attacks in Younger Women

Young and middle-aged women with depression are more than twice as likely to suffer a heart attack or die from heart disease as their mentally healthy peers, new research suggests. The study also found that women [...]

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