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The Impact of Diabetes on Racial/Ethnic Minorities

The Impact of Diabetes on Racial/Ethnic Minorities Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that disproportionately affects racial and economically disadvantaged minority groups in America. Nearly a third of all Americans are at risk – over 100 million Americans today have some form of glucose (sugar) intolerance: Diabetes Mellitus (about 25 million) or Prediabetes (several estimates […]

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Minority Health

By Mothusi Chilume, MD and Nicole Mitton, Grants and Communications Specialist April is National Minority Health Month, where we focus on raising public awareness about the health care disparities that continue to affect minorities. Minority Health Month is also a time to recognize the efforts to advance health equity. Health equity means that everyone deserves the […]

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Men’s Health Month: Celebrating and Supporting the AchieveMENts of our Boys and Men

                June is National Men’s Health Month, which is celebrated across the US with screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. The goal of Men’s Health Month is to raise awareness about preventable health problems and to encourage early detection and treatment of […]

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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Maggie Allard, MD, Director of Adult & Family Medicine and Nicole S. Mitton, Grant Writer/Communications Specialist Colorectal cancer is a disease where abnormal cells in the colon or rectum divide uncontrollably and form a malignant tumor. The colon and rectum are parts of our digestive system, which absorbs nutrients from food and water and stores solid waste until it passes out of the body. […]

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By Laura Holland, MD Lead Physician, OB/GYN In the US, 12,710 cases of invasive cervical cancer are expected to be diagnosed this year. Among those cases, 4,290 deaths will be attributable to the disease. According the National Cancer Institute, 48 is the typical age for diagnosis of cancer of the cervix. Black and Hispanic women […]

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