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Black male enrollment declines in medical schools

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — The number of Black males applying to medical school is lower than it was three decades

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Infant mortality is much higher in the Black community compared to the white community.

Infant death rates between Blacks and whites is very wide

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — The U.S. infant death rate among Blacks was twice as high as that

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Medicare and Medicaid still vital 50 years later
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As Medicare and Medicaid turned 50 last week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government ...
What is wrong with Black women?
By Ebony Chappel Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Indianapolis Recorder) – What is wrong with Black women? Well, if you ask the writer of a controversial 2011 Psychology Today ...
High soda intake may boost diabetes risk, even without obesity
(HealthDay News) — Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a ...
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, June 20 the story of Alfred Postell, ...
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 more African-American women taking part in breast ...
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 ...

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