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Published Monday, June 3, 2013

Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group.

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Published Monday, June 3, 2013

Infographic: Knowing the truth about mammograms could help save your life, or the life of someone you love.

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Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Adding a 3-dimensional view to digital mammography is likely to reduce the number of women recalled for repeat imaging due to inconclusive findings on mammography, as well as significantly improve the rate of cancers detected, researchers reported online in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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Published Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Shepherd, 46, who's 5 foot 1 and weighs 157 pounds originally needed three medications to control her diabetes. Now, she's learned to control her blood sugar with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

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Published Friday, May 17, 2013

If you're a black woman, new research shows that just living near a McDonald’s or Burger King can up your chances of having a higher BMI and put you at risk for diabetes and cancer.

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Published Friday, May 10, 2013

Despite having the most expensive healthcare system in the world, the United States does not top the list of country rankings when it comes to stopping preventable deaths.

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Published Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Justice Department filed notice late Wednesday that it will challenge a federal court decision requiring the government to make emergency contraceptives available over the counter to women of all ages.

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Published Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Black Women’s Health Imperative is pleased that the President, in his 2014 budget, lifts the ban on the District of Columbia using its own funds to provide abortion care for women who most need coverage. Easing restrictions on abortion coverage in instances of rape for Peace Corps volunteers is equally important.

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