2011: The Year in African-American Health

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Read about the medical breakthroughs impacting African-Americans in cancer research, healthy eating, diabetes and more.

The death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs brought international attention to pancreatic cancer, which took the life of the tech king in October. Unfortunately, as the National Cancer Institute would report, the disease disproportionately affects Blacks, with Black men faring the worst, doctors say.

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