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World Health Organization declares Nigeria Ebola-free

The World Health Organization has declared Nigeria free of the deadly Ebola virus after a determined doctor and thousands of officials helped end the outbreak that is still wreaking havoc on other parts of West Africa. 

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Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to host first annual 5k this November

The Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side will be hosting its first 5K in November. The event, called Ditch the Weight and Guns 5K Walk and Run organized by Andrea Natay. She hopes that the event will draw nearly 1000 participants.

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Update: family of brain-dead teen wants her declared ‘alive’

The family of a 13-year-old Oakland, California girl who was declared brain-dead by doctors last years wants her status changed to “alive.” Jahi McMath slipped into a coma after suffering from cardiac arrest during a routine operation for sleep apnea in December. 

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Report: Eric Holder quit because of his health

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder shocked the nation with his sudden announcement that he was leaving his position with the White House. Now, reports are citing his health as the reason for his departure. 

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Report: black, Hispanic children have 50 percent chance of developing diabetes

According to a study published in Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, black and Hispanic children have about a 50 percent chance of developing diabetes over the course of their lifetimes. Americans overall have a 40 percent chance of developing the disease. 

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Report: U.S. life expectancy gap between whites and blacks shrinks in most states

  According to a report released by the researchers at McGill University, the life expectancy gap between blacks and whites in America is shrinking in most states. The study, led by Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Sam Harper, analyzed data collected from 1990-2009.

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16-year-old opens gym in neighborhood to combat violence

  16-year-old high school athlete Ross Torrance saw what was happening in his community and decided to help make a change. Torrance, from Miami, opened a gym in his neighborhood to help people in the area get fit. He hopes to give people in his neighborhood access to gym equipment that would help them lead healthier lives and […]

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Residents, city officials celebrate Whole Foods ground breaking ceremony in Englewood

Six years ago, Ald. Joann Thompson (16th) traveled to the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas to push for retailers to bring their business to Chicago’s Englewood community. She came away with nothing. 

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Tracy Morgan’s condition upgraded to ‘fair’

Actor/comedian Tracy Morgan is in fair condition after a fatal car accident left him in intensive care last week. The news came via a statement from his rep Lewis Kay late Monday. 

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Men’s Health Month: health advocates host #BrothersWhoTweet chat series

Community service organizations invested in men’s health will host Twitter chat events using the hashtag #brotherswhotweet. The chats are meant to openly discuss the importance of mental, physical and sexual health with black men. 

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