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Nurse Tiffanie Abrajano checks Alton Rodgers' medications so he knows how to take them after going home from the hospital.

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Gaps in care persist during transition from hospital to home

By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer Last article in a series (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) — Alton Rodgers had just come in from

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Hattie Hill, 105, who has arthritis and a history of strokes, said she prefers the emergency room for seniors because of the extra attention

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Geriatric ERs reduce stress, medical risks for elders

By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer Part Three of a Series (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) — The Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room looks

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Lack of sleep can lead to false confessions
By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from NorthStar-NewsToday.com) — Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to a new ...
Willie Mae Rich exercises with nurse Andres Viles, who keeps elderly patients mentally and physically active at Birmingham hospital.
DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly hospital patients need to keep moving
By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer Part 2 of series (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) – Thelma Atkins ended up in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital-Highlands after a neighbor ...
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DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly hospital patients arrive sick, often leave disabled
By Anna Gorman Contributing Writer (Special from Kaiser Health News/New America Media) — Janet Prochazka was active and outspoken, living by herself and working as a special education tutor. Then, in ...
Mental health: An ongoing Black crisis
By James Wright Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — The “Changing Minds Mental Health Conference: The State of Mental Health in the ...
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Vaccination rates still too low among African-American seniors
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer More African-American seniors are getting vaccinated as access to health care improves and myths fade, but greater awareness is needed, Dr. Regina Benjamin said last week. In ...
City Council approves school transportation safety initiative
By Kari Harden Contributing Writer The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously last month to adopt an ordinance creating the Orleans Parish Schools Safe Routes to School Initiative.
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Mass incarceration accelerating spread of HIV among Blacks
By George E. Curry Contributing Writer DURBAN, South Africa (Special from EmergeNewsOn-line.com) — Efforts to halt the spread of HIV among African Americans, the most impacted group in the United States, will ...
The PTSD epidemic in our neighborhoods
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) – Neighborhoods plagued by gun violence are often compared to war zones. Whether the comparison is fair or not, the chances that young men ...

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