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Damon Dash Talks About His New Venture “Dash Diabetes Network”

Damon Dash wants to keep people educated about diabetes and inspire those living with the illness. Jay-Z’s former business partner Damon Dash was “happy” when he was first diagnosed with diabetes as a teen because ...
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Insurance Giant Aetna Accidentally Reveals the HIV Status of Thousands ...

Insurance company Aetna accidentally revealed the HIV status of thousands of patients by sending out mailings in the wrong types of envelopes. via NYDN: Aetna sent roughly 12,000 customers instructions for filling HIV medication prescriptions in ...
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Does apple cider vinegar promote good health? Expert: ‘it’s not ...

Despite the hype in the health and wellness community surrounding apple cider vinegar, a nutrition expert says most of its alleged medical benefits have not been proven. Cindy Lai, a surf instructor and apple cider vinegar enthusiast, told ...
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Health: Wake Up To The Joy of Not Comparing Yourself

Mark Twain famously wrote, “Comparison is the death of joy.” We’re constantly told that we should all stop comparing ourselves to others. Sounds great in theory, but how can we do that? Social comparison has ...
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Is Atlanta really burning with STDs?

While Atlanta continues to rank highly when it comes to HIV infection rates, HIV/AIDS isn’t the only STD plaguing the burgeoning city. Atlanta has seen increases in gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. While these new statistics ...
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Health: The Crazy Way ‘Complaining’ Alters Your Brain

I’m sitting at my favorite local diner on a warm and sunny Saturday in February, with my boyfriend across from me — so many things to be grateful for. Only, I’m starving. One-by-one, I watch every table ...
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HIV-positive high school coach faces 1,500 years in prison for ...

A former Maryland school aide and track coach accused of sexually assaulting several male students while he was HIV positive has been handed a 119-count indictment that could see him sentenced to more than 1,500 years in ...
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R.I.P. | Pioneering Natural-Hair Blogger Meechy Monroe Has Died

Meechy Monroe, a mega-popular black beauty blogger who was a pioneering force in the natural-hair movement, died Tuesday at the age of 32. “I am broken. Rest up sis,” her beauty-blogging sister, Vaughn Monroe (aka Msvaughntv), noted on Instagram. Together, she and Meechy, of ...
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R.I.P. | Prodigy of Mobb Deep Has Passed Away at ...

Prodigy, the hard-nosed Queens rapper who kiln-fired New York hip-hop into a thing of unhurried attitude and stoic elegance as half of the duo Mobb Deep, died Tuesday in Las Vegas. He was 42. His publicist, ...
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Mother Dies After Getting Cosmetic Surgery In The Dominican Republic

A case of cosmetic surgery seemingly did not go well for one mother in the Bronx. Janelle Edwards had just underwent a series of procedures in the Dominican Republic and according to the New York ...
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Demi Moore Reveals Why She’s Missing Her Front Tooth

Demi Moore has long been a glamorous Hollywood icon. From her days as a soap opera actress on General Hospital, to her star turn in films like St. Elmo’s Fire and Ghost, the latter of which garnered her a Golden Globe nomination, ...
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14 Elementary School Students Tested for HIV & Hepatitis After ...

14 students at an elementary school in Freemont, Calif. had to be tested for HIV and hepatitis after being poked with a needle that a fellow student brought to class. via ABC: “I thought I was ...