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The high cost of falling down: Why falls are an overlooked health crisis

By Elizabeth Payne Contributing Writer First of two parts (Special from Ottawa Citizen/New America Media) — At age 90, Johann Moennich had been enjoying the

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Kidney failure among Black men gets attention

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson became wobbly and nearly collapsed during a January news

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Louisiana’s uninsured health rate falls
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Just as America is very likely to soon lose the relatively new Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”), a Gallup poll shows that Louisiana’s number ...
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February is American heart month
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Heart health awareness is particularly important for Black men because we are at a higher risk of dying or becoming physically ...
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More Americans care for elderly relatives, but who cares for the caregivers?
By Encarnacion Plye Contributing Writer (Special from Columbus Dispatch/New America Media) — The United States needs to do more to help the tens of millions of caregivers who sacrifice their finances, health ...
‘Memory cafés’ take aim at elder isolation, dementia concerns
By Sandra Larson Contributing Writer (Special from Bay State Banner/New America Media) — On a drizzly November day, the Boston Center for Youth and Families Grove Hall Senior Center, at the border ...
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With incidents increasing, what’s being done to prevent senior falls?
By Mark Taylor Contributing Writer (Special from Chicago Tribune/New America Media) — Judith Fredman fell in her classroom. The now-retired Spanish and French teacher was talking with students 10 years ago when she ...
Parents with autistic kids could lose care in ACA repeal
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (New America Media) — As a parent of a 10-year-old son diagnosed with autism and a wide range of dental and medical issues, Christina Clark knows how ...
Fighting ageism, seniors’ isolation across generations
By Deborah Martinez Contributing Writer (KSFR Public Radio/New America Media) — Ageism, as defined in Merriam Webster’s dictionary, is “prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group, especially the elderly.” “Elderly” is not ...
Young Blacks benefit from HPV vaccine
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (The Washington Informer) — Higher rates of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) occur in African Americans compared to Whites, according to a nationally ...

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