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Health Department begins giving free flu shots

    Health Department begins giving free flu shots

(pictured above:  Residents wait to receive flu shots last week.) The Forsyth County Health Department has been busy offering free flu shots to local residents. The flu vaccine will be

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Liberians honor Angelou and pray for homeland

    Liberians honor Angelou and pray for homeland

West African nation caught in Ebola’s net (pictured above:  Sylvia Haith watches as Liberian Organization of the Piedmont President James Hunder lights a candle in honor of Maya Angelou.) Saturday was

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Geneticist: Science doesn’t support racial distinctions

    Geneticist: Science doesn’t support racial distinctions

(pictured above: Dr. Georgia Dunston speaks at WSSU.) Dr. Georgia Dunston is a well known genetics professor and scholar and founder of Howard University’s National Human Genome Center, but she told

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IFB employees sign-up as eye donors

    IFB employees sign-up as eye donors

(pictured above:  IFB Employee Tameka Monroe speaks with the Eye Bank’s Dean Vavra and Katie Hall. (Below) IFB Employee Demarius Bowens checks over donor registration information.) On Wednesday, March 19, blind

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Churches enlisted to fight kidney disease 

    Churches enlisted to fight kidney disease 

More than six million African American adults in the United States have signs of kidney disease – a total equal

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‘Dining’ events raising money for AIDS Care Service

    ‘Dining’ events raising money for AIDS Care Service

(pictured above: Sammie Gray is a longtime ACS supporter.) AIDS Care Services is asking those who support HIV/AIDS awareness and

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Non-profit helps Lupus-sufferers spread their wings

    Non-profit helps Lupus-sufferers spread their wings

Keva Brooks Napper’s own struggle with Lupus inspired her to start Beautiful Butterflies,  a nonprofit that assists other’s living with

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HIV/AIDS

    HIV/AIDS

Educating Ourselves and Our Communities Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness about HIV/AIDS, those

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A-Fib especially harmful for women and blacks

    A-Fib especially harmful for women and blacks

Doctors have known for years that atrial fibrillation (AF), or irregular heartbeat, increases the risk for stroke, but now researchers

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Blacks and Breast Cancer

    Blacks and Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of death among women, particularly minority women, in the United

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