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Final notes to keep you informed, prepared and connected

OUR NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS The doctors are in!

Is there a doctor in the house? Next month, check out our listing of the top African American physicians in the nation. Our pages will abound with surgeons, pediatricians, and research scientists as we show you who's who in the world of medicine and health, based on feedback from the National Medical Association, the Association of Black Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and more.

It doesn't stop there. This health package will also include a lifesaving resource guide of 10 diagnostic Websites and a special, in-depth report on how consumers can safeguard themselves against the shortcomings of their employer-sponsored managed healthcare plans.

Once you've filled your prescription for health advice, it'll be time to get your financial house in order We'll show you how to correct errors in your credit report and give our first of a four-part series on investing for beginners. As always, we'll offer our Family Finances feature with our Financial Fitness Contest winner. And in keeping with our women's coverage in August, we'll also offer tips and advice to help women develop successfully in their business and personal lives.

We have a lot of insightful information lined up for you next month. Until then, stay in good health.


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