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Power of Prayer: Prayer Leads to Cooperation, Forgiveness in Relationships

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 20 May 2013 12:01.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Praying for a romantic partner or close friend can lead to more cooperative and forgiving behavior toward the partner, according to a new study co-authored by a Florida State University researcher. The findings are significant because they are the first in which the partners who are the subject of the prayers reported a positive change in the behavior of the person who prayed, said Frank D. Fincham, eminent scholar and director of the Florida State University Family Institute.

Black Woman's Wellness Guide Wins 2012 NAACP Image Award

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 11 February 2013 12:12.

The Black Women's Health Imperative is pleased to announce that Health First! The Black Woman's Wellness Guide, written by the Black Women's Health Imperative President and CEO Eleanor Hinton Hoytt and award-winning health journalist Hilary Beard, was recently recognized as an outstanding literary work – instructional at 44th NAACP Image Awards held in Los Angeles, CA, on Friday, February 1, 2013.

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.

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.

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.


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.