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  • Medicare Open Enrollment

    Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you can lower some costs or to find a plan that better suit ...

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  • Managing Diabetes for Optimum Quality of Life

    Living with Diabetes isn’t easy. The challenges involving the disease can be overwhelming at best. Monitoring blood levels throughout the day, finding the right foods to eat , and financing perscriptions can be alot to take in. Although exercise can give you the highest likelihood of ...

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  • Don’t Turn a Blind Eye to Diabetic Eye Disease

    Today, diabetes affects more than 29 million people in the United States or over 9 percent of the population. In addition, another 86 million American adults, more than one out of three individuals, have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes. Many African ...

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  • Does Racism Raise Your Blood Pressure?

    Encountering racism is stressful, but did you know that even the fear of discrimination can cause high blood pressure? A report funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest philanthropy dedicated to health and health care, found that hyper-vigilance—the tension and ...

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  • Meshia Adams is a Hero of Hope

    PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA. – “Having kidney disease isn’t a death sentence; it can be managed it’s key to remember that you’re never alone and that a little bit of hope goes a long way,” said Hero of Hope award recipient Meshia Adams, a resident of Prince William County, Va., who has been ...

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  • They Want to Take Your Blood by Halloween Night

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – The American Red Cross is out for blood this Halloween. With enough on hand to impress even the most avid horror movie enthusiast, but not enough to meet local demand, everyone who gives blood during October will be entered in a contest to win a $5,000 Visa gift card, ...

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  • A ‘Fight for Survival’: Men Have Breast Cancer Too

    CHICAGO (NNPA) – When you hear the name Twone Gabz, many of us are not familiar with the name unless we are true fans of Hip Hop and have followed the history of the Chicago Rap music scene. Known to family and friends as Antwone Muhammad, he’s been in the music business for almost 15 […]

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