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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.

Black Woman's Wellness Guide Wins 2012 NAACP Image Award

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 February 2013 12:12.

The Black Women's Health Imperative is pleased to announce that Health First! The Black Woman's Wellness Guide, written by the Black Women's Health Imperative President and CEO Eleanor Hinton Hoytt and award-winning health journalist Hilary Beard, was recently recognized as an outstanding literary work – instructional at 44th NAACP Image Awards held in Los Angeles, CA, on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Loneliness, Like Chronic Stress, Taxes the Immune System

Written by Ohio State University on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:21.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research links loneliness to a number of dysfunctional immune responses, suggesting that being lonely has the potential to harm overall health.Researchers found that people who were more lonely showed signs of elevated latent herpes virus reactivation and produced more inflammation-related proteins in response to acute stress than did people who felt more socially connected.

Newlywed Couple in California Launches National Effort To Find Bone Marrow Match and Register 1,000 African Americans

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:19.

Palo Alto, CA --  San Francisco Bay Area newlywed couple, Kevin Weston and Lateefah Simon, has started a national effort to register 1,000 African Americans as possible bone marrow donors and find a match for Kevin, who needs to undergo a transplant in less than two months for an extremely rare form of leukemia.