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Minorities with diabetes report a better quality of life
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
According to analysis from the Novo Nordisk DAWN2 study, minority populations in the United States have a more positive outlook when it comes to their diabetes than whites, but report more distress related to their disease, which could lead to negative outcomes. The DAWN2 (Diabetes Attitudes, Wishes and Needs 2) study is a follow-up to a 2001 study, and
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: Why do doctors commit suicide?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I may sound a bit dramatic, but the issue is a serious one; medical professionals are stressed. We deal with unfortunate and, oftentimes, unrealistic demands from insurance companies, management and, most of all, patients. It’s a fact that doctors suffer from the same, if not more, amounts of depression, anxiety, and suicide than the general
 
Enjoy the benefits of vitamin D
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
From helping to maintain healthy bones and teeth to interacting with key enzymes that regulate many activities in the body, vitamin D plays a number of important roles in supporting good health. However, research indicates that most people are deficient, and even those who take vitamin D in the form of a supplement may not be taking it at the dosage
 
Ask Dr. Swiner: Baby safety
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
September is a month that celebrates many things: Hispanic Heritage Month, Chicken Month, International Square Dancing Month, etc. The one that I was drawn to the most was Baby Safety Month, and I wanted to review some of the common issues I cover during my well-child visits and physicals in my practice for babies. • Car-seat safety. How confusing
 

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CenterFest

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Cornhole Tournament

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24th Annual Kuumba Festival

24th Annual Kuumba Festival Saturday, September

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DA dismisses most remaining protest arrests in NC

RALEIGH – The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges

HBCUs reaching bigger audience

For one delicious moment, I thought the world had turned upside down. There, listed in

Central Park Five get money, but no apology

“It is all overwhelming and bittersweet,” Yusef Salaam told the Amsterdam News. The