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NIH to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine CandidateFrom the National Institutes of Health(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

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September 2014 is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month recognizes the serious threat obesity poses to the health of America's children and decreasing its prevalence in the United States. One in three American children is already overweight or obese. They are at greater risk
of cardiovascular disease, bone and joint problems, sleep apnea, psychological
problems, bullying and more. This is a sobering public health issue, compounding as
overweight and obesity continue into adulthood. Parents, health care providers, educators, civic leaders and organizations are encouraged to observe National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month with programs and activities to help prevent childhood obesity, promote healthy eating and physical activity, and increase awareness of childhood obesity among individuals of all ages and walks of life.

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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