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‘Active Surveillance’ May Miss Aggressive Prostate Cancers in Black Men

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 July 2013 15:07.

A Johns Hopkins study of more than 1,800 men ages 52 to 62 suggests that African-Americans diagnosed with very-low-risk prostate cancers are much more likely than white men to actually have aggressive disease that goes unrecognized with current diagnostic approaches.

AARP Emphasizes Affordable Care Act Education in Hispanic Communities

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 01 July 2013 15:05.

Establishing New Collaborations to Reach Hispanic Population with Training and Resources
WASHINGTON -- Today, AARP announced a new effort focused in Hispanic communities to increase education and knowledge about the Affordable Care Act and to prepare families for the opening of health exchanges in the fall.

Mega Church Pastor and Bestselling Author T.D. Jakes Receives Prestigious Award

Written by Elena WashingtonSpecial to the NNPA from The Dallas Weekly on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:18.

Mega church pastor and bestselling author, T.D. Jakes, along with his communications department, comprised of Regina Lewis, Kayla Tucker Adams and Zakiya Larry with Zunoraine Holmes of TDJ Enterprises and Yona Deshommes of Simon and Schuster, was honored with two public relations awards from Hermes Creative for the “Let It Go” book launch.

Health Disparities: A Function of Assets, Access and Attitudes

Written by Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:50.

Last week, I attended a “think tank” conversation with leaders of the Rodham Institute, a newly- established center at George Washington University is dedicated to reducing health disparities in Washington, D.C.

Anxious? Activate Your Anterior Cingulate Cortex by Meditating

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 17 June 2013 11:06.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., – June 4, 2013 – Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, however, have succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved.

Power of Prayer: Prayer Leads to Cooperation, Forgiveness in Relationships

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 20 May 2013 12:01.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Praying for a romantic partner or close friend can lead to more cooperative and forgiving behavior toward the partner, according to a new study co-authored by a Florida State University researcher. The findings are significant because they are the first in which the partners who are the subject of the prayers reported a positive change in the behavior of the person who prayed, said Frank D. Fincham, eminent scholar and director of the Florida State University Family Institute.