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Better Pregnancy Outcomes for African Americans

Better Pregnancy Outcomes for African Americans

For the last decade, there has been attention to the troublesome fact that African American women have more problematic pregnancies than do white women. And, while in the U.S. pregnancy outcomes are generally poorer than outcomes in other developed countries, African...

Achieving Fitness With Friends

Achieving Fitness With Friends

Tying up the sneakers is the easy part—committing to getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity a week takes discipline, planning, and pals. We are social creatures who do best with healthy competition and peer pressure. A body of...

Social Support is Good For Your Health

Social Support is Good For Your Health

Published in a recent edition of Menopause, Dr. Nancy Freeborne and colleagues examined perceived social support and its effect on cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. Even after accounting for factors such as income, race, and education that could have...

To Achieve Medicaid Expansion Follow Virginia’s Lead

To Achieve Medicaid Expansion Follow Virginia’s Lead

Medicaid expansion in Virginia: A recent success story In June 2018 the Commonwealth of Virginia became the 33rd state opting to expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Medicaid expansion had been on the agenda of...

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