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    By Dianne Anderson When most people think of stroke, they may think of age or weight, or someone of the couch potato variety – none of which describes the late great Oscar-nominated film director and screenwriter John Singleton. His recent death from a stroke at 51 years young didn’t seem to fit the typical medical ...
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    Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) held a press conference to highlight Assembly Bill 1510 which will give victims of sexual assault occurring at a student health center an additional year to file their civil claims. Last year, a series of articles revealed the 30-year history of gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall’s acts of sexual assaults ...
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    By Dianne Anderson At first glance, local Black infant death statistics seem wrong, but it’s not a typo. It’s hard to imagine the reaction of policy makers if white babies were dying at the same alarming rate of Black babies in America. Typically, Black infants die double, often triple, the rate of white babies before ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Some people pay a lot of money for health and wellness coaches, stress management classes, Zumba and POP Pilates, Tai Chi, or any of the many other classes offered up free of charge at several locations across Riverside city. Participants just need to log in to the Riverside Community Health Foundation calendar ...
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    It’s open enrollment time for millions of Californians who’ve enjoyed health insurance and quality medical care through the Affordable Care Act. And Covered California, the state agency that administers the law, once again is leading the charge to get people signed up. “The Affordable Care Act is now irrevocably woven into the fabric of America,” ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Lots of wrapping going on this time of year, but the best gift is a long life. December 1 is World AIDS Day, but the urgency is nowhere near those harrowing early years of the virus that had an entire generation on high alert for protected sex. The virus could lie dormant ...
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    During this final week of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. encourages all men to learn the facts and take preventative measures annually. As a public service and part of the 100s ongoing programmatic initiatives, the organization’s long history of health advocacy includes building awareness, screening, giving follow up referrals and providing ongoing ...
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    The largest coordinated research effort to study biological and non-biological factors associated with aggressive prostate cancer in African-American men has begun. The $26.5 million study is called RESPOND, or Research on Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry: Defining the Roles of Genetics, Tumor Markers, and Social Stress. It will investigate environmental and genetic factors ...
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    By Dianne Anderson For low-income families of the Muscoy area of San Bernardino, some of the biggest barriers are not so much that the resources aren’t available, but rather no one knows where to find them. On Wednesday, July 11, the community won’t have to look far to find out where to get all the ...
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    By Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) Black mothers are dying and it’s time to do something about it. Every year, more than 700 American mothers lose their lives to pregnancy or birth-related complications. Some medical professionals estimate that at least half, if not more, of these deaths are entirely preventable. While the deaths of 700-plus American ...