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panel1Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy Trust (MDEAT) presented the Black Male Youth Mental Health Conference on Friday, April 18, 2014. The event took place at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City.

The goal of the conference was to provide mental health professionals with information on best practices to equip them with tools to produce positive outcomes in the lives of black male youth.

kidneyThe Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has expressed deep concern about the rise in kidney disease among seniors with diabetes and hypertension in the Caribbean. 

Noting that diabetes and high blood pressure, together with aging, are “the main risk factors for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD), which affects an estimated one in 10 adults globally,” the Washington-based health care organization recently called on Caribbean healthcare providers to test high- risk patients for signs of kidney disease.

mosquitoThe Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has warned that about 50 percent of people living in the Americas, including the Caribbean, are at risk of one or more diseases carried by insects. 

The Washington, D.C.-based PAHO said these insects include mosquitoes, ticks, flies and other vectors which carry diseases such as the West Nile virus, dengue, malaria and most recently chikungunya.

headache2Headache is the number three reason women ages 18 to 44 go to emergency rooms, and the fifth-leading cause of emergency room visits among all Americans, according to a 2013 National Institutes of Health report, which calls headaches a major public health problem.

“The key to preventing headaches is, of course, to figure out what’s triggering them,” says Dr. Romie Mushtaq, www.BrainBodyBeauty.com, a neurologist and mind-body physician.

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