National Medical Association recognizes Cunningham

Dr. Paul Cunningham, dean of the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, has received an award from the National Medical Association. Cunningham was one of seven deans of U.S. medical schools who received Presidential Awards on July 30 during the NMA’s annual convention and scientific assembly. The deans were recognized for “their notable …

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Removing barriers to breastfeeding among African American women

Breastfeeding improves the health of infants, children and mothers. In particular, breastfeeding has been proven to help address many of the health risk categories where African-Americans rank the lowest in the United States. Despite these benefits, African American women appear to face significant societal barriers that keep their breastfeeding rates far below other ethnicities, especially …

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‘Corner stores’ vital to urban, rural health

Stores that stock little if any healthy foods could be a contributor to obesity in urban and rural communities, but such stores could also be a catalyst for healthier eating. That’s according to researchers at East Carolina University. Their two-part study, “Formative Evaluation for a Healthy Corner Store Initiative in Pitt County, North Carolina,” was published …

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