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Adult Practices that Increase the Risk of Childhood & Teen Obesity

Adults often unintentionally increase the risk of childhood and teen obesity. Examples in different life stages follow.  Childhood and Teen Years We all go through […]

September is Sexual Health Month

Why Sexual Health Matters So Much!

What is Sexual Health? Here’s the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition, “Sexual health is a state of physical, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality. It […]

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Effects of Malaria During Pregnancy on Infant Immunity: A Key Global Health Study

Dr. Norma Goodwin, Founder and President of Health Power for Minorities, interviews Dr, Whitney Harrington, Principal Investigator, who led a recent study of pregnant mothers […]

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Abuse of Prescription and OTC (Over the Counter) Drugs

Prescription and OTC drugs are often abused in one or more of the following ways: Taking a medication that has been prescribed for somebody else. […]

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HIV/AIDS and the Down Low (DL) Still an Issue

  Highlights HIV/AIDS Data in Racial & Ethnic Groups – – – HIV/AIDS in African Americans:  A Special Challenge – – – Down Low (DL) […]

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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. among men and women, and most of these deaths are preventable.  That’s because about […]


Smoking and Your Health

Smoking, which is an addiction, is the most preventable cause of death in our society. It causes 1 out of every 3 cancer deaths in […]

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World Hepatitis Day

  July 28, 2017 is World Hepatitis Day, which the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes because of the widespread existence of viral hepatitis worldwide. In […]

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FDA Approves 3D Mammography Exam

  Health Power’s President, Dr. Goodwin interviews Dr. Sally Friedewald, Chief of Breast and Women’s Imaging at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about the new FDA-approved Genius […]

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Joining Forces for Breast Health

We’re fighting breast cancer in minorities with the American Cancer Society. Find out how we’re helping to fill the information gap. Although October is National Breast […]