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10 pantry essentials for healthy cooking
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Stock your kitchen with these basic building blocks for a wide variety of good-for-you recipes that are quick and easy to create. Canola Oil: This kitchen workhorse is one of the most healthful cooking oils available and excellent for almost any kind of recipe. It contains the least saturated fat and most plant-based omega-3 fat of all common cooking oils,
HIV social media campaign geared towards youth
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The HIV/AIDS epidemic has long since had a strong impact on the African-American community, and, over time, its impact has deepened. Several studies show that black Americans account for more new HIV cases, people living with the disease and HIV-related deaths than any other racial group in the United States. In an attempt to curb the large number of young
How dangerous is wood smoke?
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Dear EarthTalk: Now that summer is coming, my neighbors will be firing up their backyard fire pits again, and I’m wondering if the wood smoke drifting in my open windows is a health hazard for my family, and if I have any standing to require them to refrain? – Mitch Brasky, Reno, NV Dear Mitch: With summer approaching, many of us are
Few sickle cell patients receive beneficial drug
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other debilitating symptoms, according to a new study. Using a national database, researchers found that less than one-quarter of sickle cell patients who should have been taking a drug called hydroxyurea actually were.

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Scholarships offered to children of slain Emanuel AME parishioner

The recent massacre of nine congregants in an African-American church in Charleston, South

Lincoln's Kern leaves for Furman

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Furman head women's basketball coach Jackie Carson has hired Jessica


RALEIGH Raleigh Parks & Recreation seeks volunteer coaches for youth baseball, slow-pitch