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Tracy Morgan’s condition upgraded to ‘fair’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:18 pm June 17, 2014 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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:05 am June 12, 2014 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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Report: being poor increases cancer risks

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:26 pm May 28, 2014 According to a new study, a community’s poverty rate correlates with incidence of certain types of cancer. The study, published Tuesday, was released by Francis Boscoe, researcher at the New York State Cancer Registry. 

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Report: inner city youth suffer from ‘hood disease’, drastic effects on health

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:55 pm May 16, 2014 According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30 percent of inner city youth in Oakland suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Doctors at Harvard said they actually suffer from a more complex form of PTSD that some refer to as “hood disease.” 

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Motivated by death of friend, 68-year-old runner has eye set on Olympic prize

By BYP @blackyouthproj 3:43 pm May 7, 2014 At 68-years-old, Steubenville resident Sandy Rue has 10 medals and a list of state competitions under her belt. She’s currently training hard to get to the National Senior Olympics. 

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Report: sugary drinks consumed most by black males, least educated

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:54 pm April 28, 2014 According to a report released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, young black men, and adults with lower incomes and less education are the most likely to consume sugary drinks. The CDC report also found that nearly 24 percent of adults drank at least one […]

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Study: housing homeless cheaper than leaving them on the streets

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:54 pm March 25, 2014 According to a new study, it’s cheaper to give the homeless a permanent place to live than to let them live on the streets. The study, conducted by the University of North Carolina Charlotte,  found that in its first year, Moore Place tenants saved $1.8 million in […]

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Man dies two weeks after ‘death’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:59 am March 14, 2014 A Mississippi man who stunned coroners, family members and medical examiners by coming alive after dying has passed away. Walter Williams died around 1 a.m. in Lexington, two weeks after shocking people when he resumed breathing and kicking while in a body bag at a funeral home where […]

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Do you know what today is? National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:06 pm March 10, 2014 March is Women’s History Month and today we take time out to raise awareness about the affects of HIV/AIDS on girls and women. Each year on March 10, advocacy organizations seek to shed light on the disease. 

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U of I Board approves gender reassignment medical coverage

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:15 pm March 7, 2014   The University of Illinois’ Board of Trustees voted to add ‘Gender Confirmation Surgery’ to student health insurance. The vote, which landed with 8 out of 9 in favor of the addition, means that transgender students would be allowed to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, and be covered […]

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