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CDC Reports Decline in Death Rates from Diseases Plaguing Blacks

Diseases resulting from tobacco use, obesity and diabetes, plus heart disease and stroke, are some of the leading causes of death among African-Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But over the past three years, the CDC has funded and facilitated the activities of five community-based organizations aimed to reduce death from these conditions. [read more…]

District residents walk for Alzheimer's. (Demetrious Kinney/The Washington Informer)
D Kevin McNeir

Alzheimer’s ‘Walk’ Puts Focus on Surge of Cases and Costs

Thousands of participants from the greater Washington area, including dedicated and concerned children, gathered on the National Mall on Saturday, Oct. 14 to raise funds that will be used to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association during the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” [read more…]