The Top Health Headlines of 2013

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  • Black Men, Health and Suicide
  • Influenza Takes Lives
  • HIV Rates Down 21 Percent Among Black Women
  • Angelina Jolie, Mastectomies and Black Women
  • Gun Violence and Urban America
  • Looking Back at This Year’s Health Stories
  • Everything Obamacare
  • Head Trauma and the NFL
  • Baby “Cured” of HIV
  • HPV and Oral Cancer
  • E-Cigarettes: Do They Create New Young Smokers?
  • FDA Approves Plan B One Step With No Prescription
  • Sandy Hook, Autism and Mental Health
  • Medical Marijuana

HIV Rates Down 21 Percent Among Black Women

When it comes to HIV and Black America, very rarely is there good news, but this year brought some much needed relief. Among women, newly diagnosed rates were down 21 percent between the years 2008-2010. The CDC says this decrease may have been due to increased awareness and women being empowered. 

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