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Ladies, It’s Not Just You!  Globally – We’re All Stressed!

Written by Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, NNPA on Friday, 08 July 2011 18:16.

You are not alone!  Nielsen’s latest comprehensive report Women of Tomorrow: a Study of Women around the World confirms women around the globe are feeling pressure like never before and are stressed! Nielsen is known for its measurement capabilities and for analyzing consumer behavior and trends in media, online, mobile and more around the globe.

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Gambling on Better Employee Health – And Winning

Written by Sandra Jordan on Thursday, 23 June 2011 18:49.

(NNPA) – When it comes to employee health, the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois hedges its bet. For around 10 years, the casino’s ownership and management has contracted with Dr. Ken Rybicki, an internal medicine physician, who, along with a nurse and a medical assistant, help keep casino workers healthy by providing them with the convenience of an onsite and totally free medical clinic.
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Trauma, PTSD Rates Especially High for Black Vets

Written by Dwight Ott, Special to the NNPA from The Philadelphia Tribune on Thursday, 16 June 2011 18:21.

The flashbacks to Vietnam for Lorenzo “Jamaica” Banks were coming fast.  They were mixing with the horrors of the reality of being back home. So Banks decided to do something about it. He stepped off the Ben Franklin Bridge. His near death turned into a resurrection.  He ended up getting physical treatment in a nice warm hospital bed along with mental health treatment.
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Promising New Research on Preventive and Therapeutic HIV Vaccines

Written by Rod McCullom, NNPA on Friday, 10 June 2011 14:33.

May 18, 2011, was HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, a time to remind ourselves of the worldwide effort to create vaccines to help prevent HIV infection and to boost the immune systems of people already infected with the virus.  The past three weeks have seen a flurry of activity around new and exciting potential HIV-vaccine concepts.
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Students Assemble Care Packages for Nurses in Iraq, Afghanistan

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:56.

In the spirit of National Nurses’ Week, students at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (JHSON) worked together to acknowledge the important contributions to care being made by nurses serving in Iraq and Afghanistan with the U.S. armed forces.

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Blood Pressure Drug Shows Some Muscle

Written by Featured Organization on Thursday, 12 May 2011 18:52.

blood pressure african american blacksUsing geriatric mice, a Johns Hopkins research team has shown that losartan, a commonly used blood pressure drug, not only improves regeneration of injured muscle but also protects against its wasting away from inactivity. A report on the old drug’s new role, which is prompting preparations for a clinical trial of losartan in older adults, appears online May 11 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

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