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OPINION

Remembering the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike

Julianne Malveaux on the Memphis strike and how the dignity of today's workers continues to be assailed ...

Letter to the Editor: KNA Objects to Dr. Martens Billboards

A letter from the King Neighborhood Association ...

Black Students Hit Hard by For-Profit College Debt

Women and Blacks suffer disparate impacts, particularly at for-profit institutions, where they are disproportionately enrolled in most...

A New Year, a New Vision

North Portland Library will dedicate a display panel in the upstairs meeting room to visual artifacts contributed by the community ...

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE NEWS

ENTERTAINMENT

Dr William Li
The Skanner News

Cancer has becoming the No. 1 killer in 22 states including Oregon and Washington, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. (See the report in full here) That's so even though the cancer death rate has fallen 23 percent since1991, because the the heart disease death rate has fallen even more: 46 percent. Doctors say the drop in cancer deaths are because of better prevention, detection and cure and because fewer people are smoking.

In this Ted Talk video Dr William Li, an international expert on health and disease.

Warning: medical images. To skip to diet and food section forward to 9mins 26 secs.

Government figures for 2014 show cancer was the leading cause of death in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Resources:

Multnomah County Health Services.

African American Health Coalition.

Avel Gordly Center for Healing.

King County Health Services.

Clark County Health Services.

 

 

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