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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 ...
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    By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire It’s been 100 years since sickle cell disease (SCD), a hereditary blood disorder, was first discovered. And, according to health experts, it’s no secret that an alarming number of children and adolescence have died, and the condition remained in the province of pediatrics. Known as “the silent killer,” SCD ...
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    St. Bernardine Medical Center has received a $100K grant from Stater Bros. Charities and Inland Women Fighting Cancer to purchase state-of-the-art digital breast tomosynthesis technology. Tomosynthesis is advanced 3D mammography that takes multiple three-dimensional images of the breasts in layers. This technology will greatly enhance St. Bernardine Medical Center’s diagnostic capabilities. Because 3D mammography provides images ...
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    By Greg Dill At a family reunion last month, my Aunt Abby and Uncle Glen got into a squabble over the best way to get their Medicare benefits. Uncle Glen is an Original Medicare man, and has been for nearly a decade. Aunt Abby prefers Medicare Advantage, which is similar to a health plan she ...