• Why Increasing Black Men In Medicine Is Essential
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    Why Increasing Black Men In Medicine Is Essential

    Black male doctor providing care to an African American baby. getty The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the National Medical Association (NMA) recently announced a joint effort to convene the Action Collaborative for Black Men in Medicine in an effort to address the lack of representation of African American men in medicine. This effort follows a 2015 AAMC report, Altering the Course: Black Males in Medicine, that brought attention to this national crisis, noting there were more Black men applying and matriculating to medical schools in 1978 than in 2014. Since 2014, there has been only a small increase in the enrollment of Black men in medical school,…

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  • Sperm Counts Rebound When Obese Men Shed Pounds | Health & Fitness
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    Sperm Counts Rebound When Obese Men Shed Pounds | Health & Fitness

    Amy Norton THURSDAY, May 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When men shed extra pounds and keep them off, the health benefits may extend all the way to their sperm count, a new study finds. The study, of nearly 50 men with obesity, found that those who lost weight by following a low-calorie diet improved their sperm count by about 40%. But there was a catch: They needed to keep the weight off to maintain the higher sperm count. And in this case, the weight loss was fairly substantial: After an eight-week low-calorie diet, study participants had lost an average 36 pounds. Both the weight loss and rise in sperm count…

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