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March 6, 2013

Blacks Have A Higher Rate Of Preventative Hospitalization For High Blood Pressure Than Whites

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By Staff   More than 40 percent of African Americans suffer from high blood pressure (known as hypertension) and many more are simply unaware that anything is wrong. If you are African American, there is a good chance you have family members or friends with this disease. Known as the silent killer, high blood pressure exerts its damage on the small vessels of the kidneys, eyes, heart and even brain…

Rhoda Star Valerie Harper Reveals That She Has Brain Cancer

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Rhoda actress and TV legend, Valerie Harper, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with a terminal form of brain cancer called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.  The condition happens when cancer cells spread to the membrane surrounding the brain. The 73 year old actress found out about her diagnosis on January 15,2012 and opened up about it to People magazine. The doctor’s told Harper that she has about three months left to…

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick takes dog training classes at New Jersey PetSmart

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      If anyone could use dog training tips, it’s Michael Vick. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who served 18 months in federal prison for running a dogfighting ring, is taking canine classes for his family pooch, sports site Crossing Broad reported. Pictures of Vick with Angel, his Belgian Shepherd Malinois puppy, at a New Jersey-area PetSmart, along with witness tweets, confirm the report, which claims that the man behind the infamous “Bad…

‘Nightmare bacteria,’ resistant to antibiotics, causes untreatable blood infections in U.S. hospitals

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    “Nightmare bacteria” that have become increasingly resistant to even the strongest antibiotics infected patients in 4 percent of U.S. hospitals in the first half of 2012 and in 18 percent of specialty hospitals, public health officials said on Tuesday. “Our strongest antibiotics don’t work and patients are left with potentially untreatable infections,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a statement…