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Monitor Your Blood Pressure Regularly…..

Everyone with high blood pressure _ some 72 million Americans _ should own a home monitor and do regular pressure checks, the American Heart Association and other groups urged Thursday in an unprecedented endorsement of a medical device for consumers. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and death. Having it checked a few times a ...

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Zimbabweans Welcome Possibility of African Pope

HARARE — The sudden announcement by Pope Benedict that he was stepping down was met with an outpouring of emotion in Zimbabwe Monday.  Some welcomed the possibility of an African being elected as the new pope, while others felt the country’s president should take a hint from the outgoing one. Citing advanced age, Pope Benedict, the 85-year-old head of the ...

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Let’s Talk About Sex ….And Chemotherapy

Michelle was prepared for chemotherapy. She was prepared to lose her hair and deal with extreme nausea and be hospitalized for months at a time. She was even prepared to die — knowing, with her aggressive form of leukemia, that death was a very real possibility. But when death didn’t come, Michelle was officially labeled a cancer survivor. And she ...

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Doctors and Government Reach Agreement, Suspends Strike Action..

Striking doctors, the National Labour Commission (NLC) and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) have come to agreement over the recent strike which has affected health delivery across the country. Consensus was reached after a meeting at the Flagstaff house on Tuesday, according to a statement signed by the Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga. Members of the Ghana Medical Association ...

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I will abide by the Supreme Court’s ruling – Mahama

President John Mahama has assured the nation that he will accept whatever verdict the Supreme Court issues with regards to the Presidential Election Petition currently before it. He made the announcement on Tuesday during a meeting with the Eastern Region House of Chiefs at the seat of government, the Flagstaff House. Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Oforipanin, President of the Eastern Region ...

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Black Cardinal’s In Contention For Papacy..Ghana’s Turckson In The Lead!

Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will retire on February 28 and Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana is next in line, according to Paddy Power, a betting website. Pope Benedict is reportedly retiring “due to advanced age”. The 85-year-old’s papalcy began on April 19, 2005, and less than eight years later he is calling it a day. He’s also been ...

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Pope Benedict XVI To Resign On Feb. 28 Due To Health Concerns..Never done before in 600 years!

The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, The Associated Press reported. The 85-year-old pope announced the decision on Monday, and cited health concerns as the reason for his departure…… VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on — the ...

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Ghana: Doctors withdraw their services to force high wages and benefits!

The Ghana Medical Association will from this morning withdraw out-patient services as it embarks on a nationwide strike over salary distortions. According to the doctors, they will only attend to emergencies and in-patients for this week. The GMA further indicates the strike will intensify with all services withdrawn if no word is heard from government within the week. President of ...

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