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Urban Outlook - August 2008

This month on Urban Outlook:

Show #1
Why Africa Matters
Airs July 31, August 3, 14, 17, 28, 31

Between the recent election crisis in Zimbabwe to the ongoing issues in Darfur to the horrors in the Congo, there are always political and human rights issues surfacing out of Africa. But, what does that mean for citizens of our country? MTSU political science professor Moses Tesi talks about the major problems facing the people of Africa and how things can get better. He also talks about what we as Americans and African-Americans can do to help the struggle overseas and why Africa matters to the world.

Show #2
Women's Health & the Sister Study
Airs August 7, 10, 21, 24

Join us for a special Urban Outlook devoted to women's health. Dr. Gloria Richard-Davis from Meharry gives us an overview of the health issues that African-American women have to deal with more than other populations. She talks about fibroids, obsesity, breast cancer, and the high rate of hysterectomies in African-American women.  Learn what women can do to prevent and prepare for these issues in life.

On the second half of the program, Edith Joyner talks about the Sister Study. This study is a landmark breast cancer research effort to find causes of breast cancer in all races. If you have a sister (living or deceased) that has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you can participate. All you need to do is fill out a questionnaire and do a few small projects. The study will keep in touch with you over the next 10 years to learn more about genetics and environment and their ties to the causes of cancer.

If you would like to learn more about the Sister Study or participate, visit www.sisterstudy.org or call 1-877-4-SISTER.

Meharry is also conducting a breast cancer study. If you would like to know more information about that or sign up to participate, call (615) 327-6405 or visit Meharry's website at www.mmc.edu

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