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Loneliness, Like Chronic Stress, Taxes the Immune System

Written by Ohio State University on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:21.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New research links loneliness to a number of dysfunctional immune responses, suggesting that being lonely has the potential to harm overall health.Researchers found that people who were more lonely showed signs of elevated latent herpes virus reactivation and produced more inflammation-related proteins in response to acute stress than did people who felt more socially connected.
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Newlywed Couple in California Launches National Effort To Find Bone Marrow Match and Register 1,000 African Americans

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:19.

Palo Alto, CA --  San Francisco Bay Area newlywed couple, Kevin Weston and Lateefah Simon, has started a national effort to register 1,000 African Americans as possible bone marrow donors and find a match for Kevin, who needs to undergo a transplant in less than two months for an extremely rare form of leukemia.
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Lorenzo Herman’s Latest Honor Caps a Lifetime of Diverse Experiences

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 28 January 2013 16:06.

john-travis-holt-lorenzoHerman=greater-diversity-news-john-travis-holtJesuit Installed as President of the National Black Catholic Seminarians Association
This week, Cleveland native Lorenzo Herman, 39, currently studying to become a Jesuit priest, was installed as president of the National Black Catholic Seminarians Association (NBCSA). For the former Air Force in-flight refueling specialist, community activist and actor, it was just the latest in a series of diverse accomplishments. And a surprising twist for a boy raised Baptist.

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Great Weight Loss

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 25 December 2012 20:56.

Washington, DC -- Just half a year ago, Mona Aaron's personal "time bomb" was ticking. This Waldorf, Md.-based mother in the prime of her life weighed 212 pounds and wore a size 18. She also took five different medications to manage three life-threatening conditions -- diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Treating the symptoms of her medical conditions on a daily basis was a regular brutal reminder that Mona's life was at risk and that only a serious change in diet and lifestyle would change the course of her life.

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UNCW News: Center for Marine Science Research Shows Potential to Help Stroke and Brain Injury Victims

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 10 December 2012 16:04.

Wilmington, N.C. – A new study co-authored by a UNC Wilmington researcher using brevetoxin-2, a compound produced naturally by marine algae, stimulated nerve cell growth and plasticity in cultured mouse neurons. This research advances a potentially new pharmacological treatment to aid recovery of brain function following a stroke or other traumatic brain injury.

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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Written by Featured Organization on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:50.

Many people and families in the United States are still feeling the crunch from the current economic recession. More people these days are interested in eating healthy, either to lose or maintain their weight, or to prevent or manage a chronic disease like diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.  In addition, many of us are working to find ways we can take care of our health and our shrinking budgets at the same time.  Yet, there are many ways in which we can maintain and even improve our health, without spending a lot. Here are some helpful tips for eating healthy and watching your pennies.

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