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  • Why don't we have an Ebola 'czar,' Sen. McCain? Because of the NRA

    Why don't we have an Ebola 'czar,' Sen. McCain? Because of the NRA
    Donning the mantle of the nation's scaremonger-in-chief, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., appeared Sunday morning on CNN to weigh in on the latest Ebola news. The nugget he and host Candy Crowley were chewing over was that a healthcare worker who had been helping to care for Thomas Duncan, the Ebola patient who died Wednesday in Dallas, has contracted the disease despite wearing protective gear. 
  • HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]

    HIV: we can and must get to zero [Commentary]
    The havoc that HIV can wreak on a family and a community can be devastating. Over the past three decades, we have watched helplessly as friends and family members died from HIV-related illnesses. Each one lived life brimming with hope and energy, prepared...

    Surgeon General to speak at HU commencement in May

    Surgeon General to speak at HU commencement in May
    The U.S. Surgeon General will give the commencement address at Hampton University's graduation ceremony May 12. Dr. Regina Benjamin will be the university's 143rd commencement speaker and will receive an honorary doctor of science degree at the...

    Program may help black women avoid weight gain

    Program may help black women avoid weight gain
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A program including self-monitoring, gym access and occasional counseling calls helped black women maintain their weight in a new study. Black women who are overweight or slightly obese are known to have a lower risk of...

    Farewell, food pyramid — USDA is now serving up nutritional advice on My Plate

    Farewell, food pyramid — USDA is now serving up nutritional advice on My Plate
    Federal officials are replacing the food pyramid with a full plate — and while experts say that the new approach is an imperfect solution, it's a vast improvement on the much-maligned My Pyramid. At a news conference Thursday morning, First Lady...