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CDC Recommends Relief through Self-Management Programs and Physical Activity

While it often takes a back seat to other chronic illnesses, arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States and has been for at least the last 15 years.

Arthritis causes a surprisingly disproportionate amount of pain and limitations for African-Americans. According to a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), when compared to whites, African-Americans are:

The flu has been on the rise in South Florida in the past few weeks, but it is not difficult to protect yourself from the virus that is circulating.

A few simple steps will help you avoid influenza – 1. Get a flu vaccination, 2. Cover your cough, 3. Wash your hands, 4. Stay home when you are sick and avoid sick people, 5. Take anti-flu medication if recommended.

February is a month for matters of the heart across America, and it’s even a greater matter for African-American women, who are at greatest risk. The American Heart Association is impacting the health of women by saving 330 lives a day.

Every February, American Heart Month, millions of women participate in the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women movement to increase awareness and inspire action in support of the estimated 43 million women affected by their No. 1 killer, heart disease.

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. - JANUARY 21, 2014 -The American Heart Association's 2014 Broward Heart Walk will take place Saturday, March 8 at Nova Southeastern University located at 3301 College Avenue in Fort
Lauderdale.

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