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What Can We Do to Prevent Birth Defects?

The United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC), reports that “birth defects affect one in every 33 babies (about 3% of all babies) born in the United States each year,” and is also “the leading cause of infant deaths, accounting for 20% of all infant deaths.” Kidshealth.org explains that birth defects occur when babies have

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Why Are African Americans Disproportionately Burdened by Alzheimer’s Disease Than Any Other Group?

The National Institute on Aging defines Alzheimer’s disease as “an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually, the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.” The Alzheimer’s Association shares that 5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s as someone develops the disease every 65 seconds. The Alzheimer’s Association

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That Bulge Could Be a Hernia, Don’t Ignore It!

The Cleveland Clinic explains that, “A hernia occurs when an internal organ or other body part protrudes through the wall of muscle or tissue that normally contains it.” According to WebMD, there are different types of hernias. The following are the most common: Inguinal – Inner Groin. Incisional – Resulting from an incision. Femoral –

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Critical Alert: Call 911 Immediately!!! Do Not Drive Yourself to the E.R. If You Suspect That You Are Having A Heart Attack!!!

A local El Dorado, Arkansas NBC news station (www.myarklamiss.com) reported on February 11, 2019, that too many heart attack victims drive themselves to the emergency room instead of calling 911. These patients are often experiencing symptoms that are sometimes not readily associated with heart attacks, such as dizziness, jaw pain, sweating and nausea, but were

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Understanding Scoliosis

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH)-National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, defines scoliosis as “a disorder in which there is a sideways curve of the spine.” According to WebMD, most scoliosis cases are idiopathic, meaning, there is no known cause. However, there are some kinds of scoliosis for which the causes are

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Are We Paying Attention to Our Children’s Mental Health? Study Finds Black Children 5 to 12 Twice Likely to Commit Suicide Than White Children in the Same Age Group

As the spotlight turns to children’s mental health as they are have been so isolated from each other during this pandemic, the topic of youth suicides has once again been raised, as the alarming trend has not subsided. A 2018 study found that the problem was been even more dire for Black children aged five

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