Allergies

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Allergies” – a massive subject and one which affects more than 55 million Americans. Apart from the North Americans, allergies also affect a large number of the rest of the world’s population – close to 40 per cent, in fact, will, at one time, or another, suffer the annoying and sometimes debilitating results of this […]


Slimming Down For Summer

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Hectic summer schedules can distract even the most dedicated exerciser, while backyard barbeques tempt Americans with high-calorie foods and snacks. Since it’s the time of year to start trading winter wraps for warm-weather clothes, many are trying to slim down for summer and find healthy ways to improve their lifestyles. According to a recent survey […]


Shut Your Trap

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This is crazy. . . It’s an older story, but very interesting in terms of when to talk and when not to talk. http://youtube.com/watch?v=WALIARHHLII This is a YouTube clip of a Miss Teen America contestant from South Carolina. She’s answering the question, “Recent polls have shown that a fifth of Americans can’t locate the U.S. […]


The Harlem Renaissance

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The quest for equality and freedom for African Americans has been fought on many fronts. But there is no question that in the area of the arts, the contribution of black America has been so profound that it has greatly eased racial tensions and changed the image of black culture profoundly in the eyes of […]


The Fifteenth Amendment

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When the Civil War came to an end, it was important to take the big accomplishments and transition them into the law of the land before any ground was lost as reconstruction returned the nation to one country rather than two warring parties. The upheaval of society that the abolition of slavery represented and the […]


Jackie Robinson

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There are a lot of “firsts” in the long history of African Americans in this country. And with each one, a new plateau of equality and acceptance was achieved. But it can also be said without exception that each one came at a price for the brave people who fought hard to improve the lives […]


Equal Opportunity Legislation With Some Teeth

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On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy set the stage for the passage of civil rights legislation that made meaningful change when he stated in a speech he was seeking…”the kind of equality of treatment which we would want for ourselves.” And despite his tragic assignation, that leadership set the wheels in motion for […]


Thurgood Marshall

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In the long history of uphill struggle for blacks in America, there are many notable firsts. In addition black history is populated with some truly notable black heroes who made significant contributions to the prosperity of African Americans and the kind of change that brings about full citizenship and acceptance for African Americans at every […]


The Thirteenth Amendment

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Looking back on it now, it’s almost amazing to any modern American that we ever needed something like The Thirteenth Amendment. The very fact that the United States government had to take this step to outlaw slavery in this country once and for all tells us that the more liberated way we think in modern […]


Crime Victim Know Your Rights

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The chances are good that the person sitting next to you may have been a victim of a crime. Statistics indicate that 8 out of 12 Americans will become victims of a crime at least once in their lifetime. Most people think of violent crimes-rape, assault, robbery-when they think of victims. But not all victims […]


Could You Have Diabetes And Not Know It

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Take this test to see if you are at risk for having diabetes. Diabetes is more common in African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. If you are a member of one of these ethnic groups, you need to pay special attention to this test. Write in the points next to each […]


Are Your Lifestyle Habits Killing You

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Are you one of the many Americans in life-threatening DANGER?!! Are harmful forces insidiously destroying the quality and length of your life? Do you even know whether your life is at risk? Scientific and technological advances have greatly increased the average lifespan. With youth no longer short-lived, adults can now look and feel like they’re […]


Keeping An Eye On Your Vision

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It’s a common sight everywhere-baby boomers extending their arms and straining to read menus and newspapers. While this may be a normal part of aging, other more serious eye diseases often occur as we age; many without noticeable symptoms. Today, nearly one-third of Americans over 40 have a vision problem. And some of these vision […]


Allergy Season It S Nothing To Sneeze At

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Almost 40 million Americans face seasonal allergies, which usually begin in the spring and can last through the first frost. They’re often triggered by pollens, molds or other airborne allergens. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Americans spend as much as $4.5 billion annually on medications and doctor visits to treat […]


A Sleepless Nation 70 Million Strong

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A new report by the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine shows that between 50 and 70 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep problems, and according to the United States Surgeon General, sleep deprivation and disorders cost the nation $15 billion in health care expenses and $50 billion in lost productivity each year. A lack of […]


An Increasing Need For Nurses

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Introduction Health care is always a platform for a political agenda, but with the 2008 presidential campaign not so far away, the concern and conversation relating to the alarming number of Americans without health coverage is rising. It is speculated that there are around 47 million Americans uninsured. “Pursue the nearest duty.” A Solution? Bush […]


Scholarship For Minorities

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Scholarships come in many forms and types. There are those that are offer to some sectors of society, specific intellectual capacity, athletic excellence, and more. Meanwhile, there are also scholarships that are specifically designed to minorities. Scholarships for minorities are made to keep those little portions of the population educated even if the students cannot […]


Bone Up On Your Calcium And Fiber Knowledge

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For many Americans, getting the recommended daily amount of nutrients can be challenging – particularly when it comes to dietary fiber and calcium. The National Academy of Sciences and the National Osteoporosis Foundation report that adult men and women require a daily calcium intake of 1,000 milligrams to 1,200 milligrams a day, the equivalent of […]


Diabetes The 132 Billion Dollar Pandemic

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You know, it’s not everyday a fellow like me gets to announce a major paradigm shift, much less concerning diabetes …or any other medical condition. You don’t know what a paradigm shift is? Well, if I mentioned events and names like: Gutenberg, Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Louis Pasteur, and Werner von Braun …you would […]