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Hillsborough ponders racism as health care crisis

TAMPA — After Tampa City Council’s recent apology for the city’s racist history, Hillsborough County commissioners are poised to consider their own initiative declaring racism a public health crisis.

a man wearing a suit and tie: JAMES BORCHUCK | TimesnHillsborough County Commission Chairman Les Miller.

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JAMES BORCHUCK | TimesnHillsborough County Commission Chairman Les Miller.

“Hillsborough County’s collective prosperity depends upon the equitable access to opportunity for every resident regardless of the color of their skin,” the resolution reads.

It includes a 10-item action list ranging from promoting equity through all commission-approved policies to encouraging county vendors, contractors and others to provide racial equity training.

The resolution from Commissioner Pat Kemp is modeled after government action in Dallas County, Texas and similar resolutions in Mecklenberg County, N.C., Montgomery County, Md. and Dekalb, Cobb and Gwinnett counties in Georgia.

The idea grew locally from Our Community, Our Voice, a virtual community forum on racism and public health that Bible-Based Fellowship Church in

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Lamivudine + Zidovudine Alphapharm (lamivudine and zidovudine) Drug / Medicine Information

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300mg Alphapharm. This leaflet answers some common questions about LAMIVUDINE 150mg
+ ZIDOVUDINE 300mg Alphapharm.

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to your doctor or pharmacist.

All medicines have risks and benefits. Your doctor has weighed the risks of you taking
LAMIVUDINE 150mg + ZIDOVUDINE 300mg Alphapharm against the benefits they expect it
will have on you.

If you have any concerns about taking this medicine, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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You may need to read it again.

What LAMIVUDINE 150mg + ZIDOVUDINE 300mg Alphapharm is used for

LAMIVUDINE 150mg + ZIDOVUDINE 300mg Alphapharm contains lamivudine and zidovudine
which belongs to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals.

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Hundreds of young adults attend summer job fair

BATON ROUGE – An event to help young people find jobs was overrun Saturday with eager youngsters looking for work.

The first Youth Explosion turned out to be an overwhelming success, attracting more youngsters than organizers expected.

Jonathan Gray, 16, is one of the hundreds of teens looking for a summer job.

“I did three applications and never was contacted back,” Gray told WBRZ.

14-year-old Maya Hernandez is also looking for a summer job. She came out to the first Youth Explosion held at the Marriott Hotel in Baton Rouge. The hiring and training fair helps employers match potential employees ranging from 14 to 24 years old.

“I didn’t know what to expect, but when I got here, I realized that there were so many opportunities,” Hernandez said.

A wide array of employers interviewed candidates on the spot. From the job corps to the manager of a local dentist office,

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11 best foods for healthy hair

Whether you’re wanting to prevent hair loss or support healthier, shinier locks, it can often feel like you need to fork out a small fortune on expensive hair products and treatments.

However, good nutrition is just as important. Eating a well-balanced diet high in vitamins and nutrients is essential to help boost hair, skin and nail health.

We speak to dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton about the best foods to eat to make your hair thick, strong and shiny, whatever the weather:

1. To help hair grow: dairy

Cottage cheese and yoghurt are great easy ways to get important proteins like casein and whey into your diet. As hair is made up mostly of proteins, this macronutrient is essential for both growth and strength.

‘Dairy proteins are high biological value which means they contain all of the amino acids – protein building blocks – that the human body needs,’ says Dr

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What Is The Difference Between Vitamins And Supplements?

Our body is a very complex mechanism, and like a machine, it needs to be fuelled to continue to run as intended. The primary fuel the body needs to function appropriately is food, and not just any food, but good and healthy food. Usually, the body makes the necessary vitamins to keep us in excellent health, but it makes them in insufficient quantities. Food is meant to supplement the vitamins in the body, anddietary supplements are intended to add to or increase the benefits we get from eating healthily.

What are vitamins?

They are organic compounds that are essential for good health. A deficiency in the number ofvitamins the body should have will lead to a myriad of diseases. Vitamin D deficiency causes pain in the joints and bone, along with extreme fatigue. A deficiency in vitamin B-12 causes heart palpitations, constipation, muscle weakness, and even depression.

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