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Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations!

Planning international travel? Don’t forget about immunizations!

Measles kills 400 children in the world every day. It is very contagious and travels easily from one continent to another. But, there is something you can do to protect…

Growing awareness of end-of-life care among Nigerian immigrants

Growing awareness of end-of-life care among Nigerian immigrants

For Nigerian Americans, opting for all possible medical treatments for the ailing parents is normal. “This thinking represents the family caring and the filial duty in our culture. Especially, we…

Influenza (flu): What you need to know

Influenza (flu): What you need to know

Your child has been home from school for three days with a cough, runny nose, and fever. You’ve had to miss work to take care of him and are worried…

Keep your travels healthy

Keep your travels healthy

She meant for her son to get the vaccine but he was finally sleeping. The doctor said it was a special situation because they were traveling to visit family in…

What you need to know about Ebola

What you need to know about Ebola

Right now, there is an Ebola outbreak occurring in four West African countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Nigeria. No one has contracted Ebola disease in the United States…

Vax4Teens

Vax4Teens

Did you know that younger teens need vaccines, too? As kids get older, the protection from their childhood vaccines begins to wear off. There are also new diseases that teens…

Healthy kids equals healthy minds!

Healthy kids equals healthy minds!

Did you know that vaccines help keep children and teens healthy?  And staying well helps them stay in school!  Healthy students are able to pay better attention and participate in…

Hepatitis B: A serious infection that can be prevented

Hepatitis B: A serious infection that can be prevented

This article focuses on a specific type of hepatitis that is important to know about during pregnancy –Hepatitis B. What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a liver disease. It…

What you need to know about infant immunization

What you need to know about infant immunization

Vaccines are a very important part of protecting your children and yourself from some serious diseases. Anyone who has seen a person die or get very sick from a disease…

Is the Twin Cities losing Black professionals due to lacking social scene?

Is the Twin Cities losing Black professionals due to lacking social scene?

Recently on a local sports talk radio station the hosts were lamenting on the poor play of the Timberwolves and began discussing what they called an overall lack of talent.…

What you need to know about vaccines and pregnancy

What you need to know about vaccines and pregnancy

A pregnant woman has just returned from her first prenatal doctor’s visit. Her doctor has given her a large packet of information on how to keep herself and her growing…