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Panel discusses mental health and race in N.O.

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Times-Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry told the dozens assembled at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City on Tuesday,

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New way to predict breast cancer in African-American women

By Lisa Chedekel Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today and Boston University) — A new way to predict breast cancer risk may lead to

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Bob Marley reportedly died of skin cancer, a rare but very deadly disease for Blacks.
Black skin less susceptible to sunburn, more at risk for deadly melanoma
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Can black people get skin cancer? Sure they can, though not nearly as often as white people; but when they do, ...
How the ACA is changing chronic care at hospitals
By Mark Taylor Contributing Writer PHILADELPHIA (Special from the Philadelphia Inquirer and New America Media) — Healthcare professionals say the landmark health reform law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is ...
Lupus disproportionately affects Black women
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic and often debilitating autoimmune disease that impacts ...
Added sugar is bad for diabetes
(HealthDay News and North­Star News Today) — High-fructose corn syrup has long been portrayed as a major villain in the American diet. Any added sugar can make diabetes worse.
Heroin use on the rise among women and the wealthy
(Special from NorthStar News Today) — The face of heroin addiction in the United States is changing, as well-off abusers of prescription painkillers switch to illicit narcotics to feed their ...
Dementia puts elders at risk of financial abuse
By Pamela Yip Contributing Writer DALLAS (Special from Dallas Morning News/New America Media) — Barbara Macari’s husband, Frank, always handled the investments in the family. Then one day, Frank, a real estate ...
Supreme Court ruling on ACA does not expand Medicaid
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the landmark Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, does not affect Medicaid expansion that ...
Mental illness leads to jail for Blacks
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Misdiagnosis and mistreatment of mental health disorders in African Americans contribute to high rates of incarceration and recidivism, an ...

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