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Ebola Outbreak in Liberia May Be Slowing: WHO (HealthDay) But health agency says epidemic in West Africa is far from under control

Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments(HealthDay) Disorder has a "very large number of potential causes," researcher says

Related MedlinePlus Topics: Autism Spectrum DisorderGenes and Gene Therapy

FDA Approves New Vaccine to Protect Against Meningitis
 (HealthDay) Trumenba guards against type of bacteria that is one of leading causes of life-threatening disease

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Is Milk Your Friend or Foe? (HealthDay) Instead of reduction in fractures, study suggests higher risk of heart disease, cancer

Many U.S. Colleges Have Indoor Tanning Salons On, Near Campus (HealthDay) Universities should ban them because of skin cancer risk, researchers say

Eat lots of fruits and veggies, get exercise, limit salt and don't smoke, experts say

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Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements, says study

November 2014 is American Diabetes Month

Health Literacy Month

American Diabetes Month takes place each November and is a time to come together as a community to Stop Diabetes®!

America Gets Cooking℠ to Stop Diabetes® is an initiative designed to inspire people to live a more active and healthier lifestyle, empowering all Americans to cook nutritious and delicious food, and be more active.

Join us this November— visit us online each week and get tips on staying healthy throughout the holiday season, learn how to host a special, food-themed event and vote for your favorite recipes to help create the perfect holiday meal!

- See more at: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/american-diabetes-month.html #sthash.2CMYuPra.dpuf

New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes
From the Centers for Disease Control:
"New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide for Living Well with Diabetes is an on-line resource that uses stories about African Americans with diabetes to help group leaders lead discussions about the emotional side of living with diabetes, and help people with diabetes identify family and social support needs and develop goal setting, positive coping and problem solving skills. New Beginnings can be used to supplement diabetes self-management education sessions and in diabetes support groups."

Access the guide, worksheets, handouts and promotional materials: http://1.usa.gov/1jYW6z3

The American Cancer Society
is recruiting men and women across Shreveport-Bossier area for a landmark research study called Cancer Prevention Study -3 (CPS-3).

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What if you could make it so just one family never had to hear the words "you have cancer?" Now you can. This year our community has a unique opportunity to make an impact on the lives of many, and the American Cancer Society urges you to join and sign up today. Anyone can visit www.cps3northla.org and schedule an appointment today to reserve a spot to participate in CPS-3.

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