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Stress increases risky sexual behavior in adolescents, study finds

By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) of New Orleans presented BY! NOLA! (Believe in Youth, New Orleans, LA)

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Medicare’s ‘Extra Help’ program helps people with limited income

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay

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Dealing with dementia: An African-American son tells his story
By Yanick Rice Lamb Contributing Writer (Special from The Root/New America Media) – Todd Shurn braced his mother from behind, allowing her arms to rest on his as they shuffled into a ...
Louisianians are particularly susceptible to catching RSV
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer As we are on alert for the peak of flu season, parents should also be aware of the possibility of the seasonal sniffles affecting little ones to ...
History could impact how Blacks care for relatives with dementia
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer (Special from www.Black-mansStreet.Today) — The history of African Americans in the U.S. may influence Black caregivers of relatives with dementia to take a different treatment approach ...
How to treat a family member with dementia this holiday season
Whether it’s Mom, Dad, Grand­ma or Grandpa — or your spouse — the “holiday quarter” can present special challenges for families with a loved one suffering from dementia. “We have an ...
Loss of smell could predict death for elderly
By Dorothy Rowley Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell — namely, the ability to pick up on strong ...
Large numbers of Black women are now losing their hair
(Special from www.Blackmans-Street.Today) — Black women are going bald at an alarming rate and the culprits are hair weaves, hair extensions and wearing wigs for extended periods of time ...
November is Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month, and the American Diabetes Association reports that 13.2 percent of African Americans 20 years old and older have been diagnosed with diabetes. In addition, African ...
Open Enrollment sees improved Medicare plans and steady premiums
By Marilyn Tavenner Contributing Writer Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare ...

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