Health Rewind: This Can Help End Poverty for 72 Percent of Black Kids

Plus, new Ebola cases at all time low since last summer.

Helping Parents Stay Employed Can Slash Childhood Poverty - A new groundbreaking study from the Children's Defense Fund suggests the best way to lessen childhood poverty. Researchers claim that if the U.S. government would invest 2 percent of the federal budget into programs that increase parental employment and increase their wages, more children?s needs could be met. They propose that this could help the 72 percent of poor Black children in America, writes the Huffington Post. (Photo: Monkey Business Images/Monkey Business/Corbis)

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Helping Parents Stay Employed Can Slash Childhood Poverty - A new groundbreaking study from the Children's Defense Fund suggests the best way to lessen childhood poverty. Researchers claim that if the U.S. government would invest 2 percent of the federal budget into programs that increase parental employment and increase their wages, more children’s needs could be met. They propose that this could help the 72 percent of poor Black children in America, writes the Huffington Post. (Photo: Monkey Business Images/Monkey Business/Corbis)

Not All Donations Are Created Equal - While most charities accept all forms of clothing, some do have specific guidelines. If you?re unsure about the item, call or check with the organization's website before you donate. (Photo:  Hero Images/Corbis)

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Can You Write Your Way to Happiness? - The mere act of jotting down your thoughts can improve your mood, reduce your risk for heart disease and alleviate anxiety among cancer patients. According to recent blog in the New York Times, writing one’s personal narrative can also increase your sense of happiness, value and feeling of belonging, says a group of studies, including one about African-American college students. Write away!(Photo: Hero Images/Corbis)

Obamacare Helps, But Still Too Many Blacks Are Without Coverage - Yes, Obamacare has been helpful in reducing the health care coverage gap in the U.S. in the past year. Yet, a recent op-ed in the Daily Hampshire Gazette points out that too many poor Blacks will go without care because of GOP-ran states denying Medicaid expansion, furthering racial health disparities. Currently, of the 4 million in this health care gap, 1.4 million are African-American.(Photo: Peathegee Inc/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Obamacare Helps, But Still Too Many Blacks Are Without Coverage - Yes, Obamacare has been helpful in reducing the health care coverage gap in the U.S. in the past year. Yet, a recent op-ed in the Daily Hampshire Gazette points out that too many poor Blacks will go without care because of GOP-ran states denying Medicaid expansion, furthering racial health disparities. Currently, of the 4 million in this health care gap, 1.4 million are African-American.(Photo: Peathegee Inc/Blend Images/Corbis)

New Ebola Cases Fall Since Last Summer - In some must-needed good news, WHO officials stated that this month we have seen the slowest increase of new Ebola cases. As of Jan. 25, there were only 99 new diagnoses reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone of the deadly virus. This is the first time since last July that there were less than 100 new cases in a month, says USA Today. (Photo: AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)

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New Ebola Cases Fall Since Last Summer - In some must-needed good news, WHO officials stated that this month we have seen the slowest increase of new Ebola cases. As of Jan. 25, there were only 99 new diagnoses reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone of the deadly virus. This is the first time since last July that there were less than 100 new cases in a month, says USA Today. (Photo: AP Photo/Michael Duff, File)

It's a Celebration - Looking for a last-minute Father?s Day gift? Not only do these books celebrate the men who help make us strong, but they make for fantastic reads, too! By Kenrya Rankin Naasel   (Photo: Michael Poehlman/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Daughters With Involved Dads Have Less Risky Sex in College - Having a strong bond between father and daughter can impact one’s sexual decisions down the road, researchers found. A recent study found that daughters with “involved” fathers were more likely to either delay sex or use condoms with sexual partners compared to girls without absent fathers. (Photo: Michael Poehlman/Blend Images/Corbis)

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2.5 Million More Enrolled in Obamacare - Since the Health Insurance Marketplace reopened on Nov. 15, 2.5 million Americans have enrolled, says U.S. officials. This ?strong? start may be due to improvements to healthcare.gov, shorter wait times over the phone and the marketplace's past success in enrolling Americans. These numbers may be even higher given that they only reflect 37 states and not states that have their own marketplace, Health Day writes.(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Are You One of the 9.5 Million Americans to Enroll in Obamacare? - A whopping 9.5 million Americans have enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace in the first two months of this enrollment period. These numbers include both new enrollees and past folks who were re-enrolled, says a recent report from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Remember: You have to until Feb. 15 to purchase a plan.(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ebola Survivor Amber Vinson Gives Blood for a Cure
 - Texas nurse Amber Vinson, who was cured of Ebola last fall, is donating her blood in hopes to find a cure for the deadly virus that has killed more than 20,000 people, CBS News reported. XBiotech, a pharmaceutical company, hopes that the antibodies in her blood can help them create a medicine that can help people become resistant to the virus. (Photo: REUTERS /TAMI CHAPPELL /LANDOV)

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Ebola Survivor Amber Vinson Gives Blood for a Cure
 - Texas nurse Amber Vinson, who was cured of Ebola last fall, is donating her blood in hopes to find a cure for the deadly virus that has killed more than 20,000 people, CBS News reported. XBiotech, a pharmaceutical company, hopes that the antibodies in her blood can help them create a medicine that can help people become resistant to the virus. (Photo: REUTERS /TAMI CHAPPELL /LANDOV)

Preventing Breast Cancer Among Black Women

 - Researchers have developed a new approach in determining breast cancer risk among Black women. This model looks at the following: family history of breast cancer, history of benign breast disease, age at first birth, oral contraceptive use, hormone use, weight and height. Using this information, they were able to predict 486 out of 503 cases of breast cancer, writes Medical Express. (Photo: GettyImages)

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Preventing Breast Cancer Among Black Women

 - Researchers have developed a new approach in determining breast cancer risk among Black women. This model looks at the following: family history of breast cancer, history of benign breast disease, age at first birth, oral contraceptive use, hormone use, weight and height. Using this information, they were able to predict 486 out of 503 cases of breast cancer, writes Medical Express. (Photo: GettyImages)

Are Push-Ups Making a Comeback?  - A recent USA Today article boasts that the newest fitness trend may be the simple push-up. Other body weight moves, such as the crunch, plank and squat, are popular, too. These exercises are easy to do and they don?t require a gym or any equipment. (Photo: The ELLEN Show)

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Are Push-Ups Making a Comeback?  - A recent USA Today article boasts that the newest fitness trend may be the simple push-up. Other body weight moves, such as the crunch, plank and squat, are popular, too. These exercises are easy to do and they don’t require a gym or any equipment. (Photo: The ELLEN Show)

Read Your Bank Statements - Review your paper statements or register with your bank online and check your digital statements every couple weeks to be sure there is no unusual activity. And if your bank offers a free service that lets you know when odd purchases pop up ? say a round of golf in the UK ? sign up for that, too. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)

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Student Loans Take Emotional Toll on Young Adults - The very thought of paying off student loans is causing young people much stress, says a recent report. Young people with the most debt, regardless of how wealthy their parents are, experienced higher rates of depression and were more likely to delay getting married and having kids compared to those with little debt, Health Day writes. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images/Corbis)