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HIV Prevention in Women Requires a Full Toolbox

Although these statistics on HIV rates among women--and especially African American women-- seem dire, new research, presented here at the National Medical Association 2011 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, offers hope that the tide will turn on HIV transmission.
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NIH, NMA Renew Push for Minorities in Clinical Trials

The shortage of minority participants and researchers continues despite arguments made in the medical community that minorities should be included to identify disparate reactions and disparities in healthcare.
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Abuse a Common Theme Among Obese Black Women

In our nationwide epidemic, black women have the highest rates of obesity. The root causes, paradoxes, and misconceptions surrounding obesity were the focus here at the National Medical Association 2011 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.
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Faith Communities a Bridge to Closing Healthcare Disparities

Faith-based organizations can play an important role in reducing disparities in healthcare and improving the overall health of the African American community, Miriam Burnett, MD, MDiv, MPH, from Marietta, Georgia, told the audience at the Community Medicine and Public Health Assembly here at the National Medical Association 2011 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly.
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Parental Fears Over Childhood Vaccination Must Be Addressed

Vaccines protect both the individual and the community, yet a significant number of parents decide not to vaccinate their children. This article summarizes a presentation by Daniel Salmon, PhD, MPH, director of vaccine safety for HHS's National Vaccine Program Office. Dr. Salmon spoke at the National Medical Association Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in July 2011.
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