The Top Health Headlines of 2013

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  • Sandy Hook, Autism and Mental Health
  • Medical Marijuana
  • 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

Black Men, Health and Suicide

The suicide of TNT's Rizzoli & Isles star Lee Thompson Young over the summer was another reminder that the mental health of Black men can no longer be ignored. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports suicide is the third cause of death among African-American males between ages 15 and 24, behind homicide and accidents.

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