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Truth is in favor of you and me; for the truth of our enemies whom we have been serving here in the U.S.A. for over 400 years (whom we did not know to be our enemies by nature) is the truth that the Black Man must have knowledge of to be able to keep from falling into the deceiving traps that are being laid by our enemies to catch us in their way which is opposed to the way of righteous of whom we are members. ~ The Honorable Elijah Muhammad

Monday, March 11, 2013

Diabetes Hits Especially Hard In Poor Black Communities

Nearly one in five African-Americans ages 20 and older have diabetes, and in Chicago the numbers are even higher on the South and West sides.  « CBS Chicago

American Epidemic: Rise in Diabetes Rate is the ‘Main Driver’ of Increased US Medical Costs

According to the report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), direct and indirect health care costs associated with diabetes rose from $174 billion in 2007 to $245 billion in 2012 — an increase of 41 percent over 5 years. Only a little bit of that can be attributable to general medical inflation, which has actually been slowing down in the last couple of years. The sheer scope of the increase indicates that more and more Americans are falling prey to the disease — and it’s taking a clear toll on U.S. health care spending...  | NationofChange
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