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Cervical Cancer Death Rates Alarmingly High Among Black Women in Alabama

Although cervical cancer is a preventable and highly curable disease, a new report released by Human Rights Watch reveals that Black women in Alabama are dying of this cancer at more than twice the national average, reports The Guardian. Cervical cancer was once a major cause of death for American women, but the advent of… Read More »

An Introduction to High Blood Pressure

According to the World Health Organization, high blood pressure affects more than 1.13 billion people worldwide.1 In fact, it’s currently one of the leading risk factors of global mortality, accounting for approximately 7.5 million deaths, which is almost 13 percent of all the total deaths around the world.2 It can affect anyone, regardless of age,… Read More »

U.S. Gun Deaths Reach Record High

Gun deaths in the United States reached a record high of nearly 40,000 in 2017, according to a CNN analysis of federal government data. There were 39,773 gun deaths that year, compared with 28,874 in 1999. The age-adjusted rate of gun deaths rose from 10.3 per 100,000 in 1999 to 12 per 100,000 in 2017.… Read More »