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The Global Summit on International Breast Health, Following ASCO

Written by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Wednesday, 31 March 2010 00:49.

The Breast Health Global Initiative (BHGI) and the Latin American & Caribbean Society of Medical Oncology (SLACOM) will convene the fourth biennial BHGI Global Summit on International Breast Health June 9-11, 2010 in Chicago, bringing together collaborating national and international organizations to address the optimization of breast health care delivery in limited-resource countries. The theme for the 2010 Summit is “Optimizing Health Care Delivery.”

Preventing AIDS Deaths in Blacks

Written by Rebecca Nuttall on Friday, 12 March 2010 12:30.

(NNPA) – Although the number of HIV infections is growing at an alarming rate throughout the Black community, African-American women are the group most disproportionately affected. While representing only 12 percent of the U.S. female population, they account for 61 percent of all new HIV infections among women.

Heartache to Heartbreak -- How to Recognize a Heart Attack, Or Avoid One All Together

Written by Pennsylvania Medical Society on Monday, 15 February 2010 09:53.

Not everyone who suffers a heart attack clutches their chest and falls to the floor. “I woke up and felt like a pill was stuck in my throat,” says Betsy, a 68-year-old patient from Upper Providence. “I was taking antibiotics at the time and really didn’t think much of it,” she adds. “So I tried drinking water and when the “stuck” feeling didn’t go away after 45 minutes, I thought something might be wrong.”

Diabetes Prevention: What You Need to Know

Written by University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Monday, 15 February 2010 09:45.

diabetes and minoritiesThe American Diabetes Association reports that there are a staggering 57 million people in the United States living with pre-diabetes, a condition that often has no symptoms, but if left untreated has the potential to cause type 2 diabetes and other severe consequences.

Scholars from Around the World Organize To Bridge Judaism with Science

Written by Arizona State University on Monday, 28 September 2009 13:04.

An international group of natural and social scientists, philosophers, historians, physicians, rabbis, theologians and educators is working together to promote and facilitate a close relationship between the Jewish religion, its cultures and values, and the sciences, for the mutual benefit of all.

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