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Pfizer officials call for Blacks to participate in Sickle Cell disease clinical trials

By Joan H. Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) — In a desire to help create a greater awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) and

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THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Fighting the greed factor in elder abuse

By Emily Gurnon Contributing Writer Second in a three-part series (Special from PBS NextAve-nue/New America Media) — Much of it starts with greed, said Bernard

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High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) — Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African ...
Kids put on extra pounds during Great Recession
By Stephanie Desmond Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Increased unemployment during the Great Recession coincided with unhealthy weight gain among California’s 1.7 million public school students, a new study shows. ...
Muhammad Ali’s death raises more awareness about Parkinson’s disease
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Muhammad Ali, the late great world heavyweight boxing champion, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, is being praised by some in the ...
THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Protecting elders, or exploiting them?
By Emily Gurnon Contributing Writer First in a series (Special from PBS NextAve-nue/New America Media) – Ginger Franklin was just shy of her 50th birthday when she fell down the stairs of her ...
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African Americans will continue to suffer from high rates of visual impairment
(Special from NorthStar-News Today) – As the nation’s Baby Boomers age, African Americans will continue to suffer from the second-highest rate of visual impairment behind white women, the National Eye ...
Reasons dementia risk is high for Blacks
By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – African Americans face a much higher risk — 2.52 times greater—than Caucasian Americans of developing cognitive impairment, including dementia, later in life. ...
Building strong children today for a strong nation tomorrow
By Marian Wright Edelman George Curry Media Columnist Pediatricians aren’t usually day-to-day policy makers, but policy decisions affect the work they do every day as frontline caregivers for our nation’s children. ...
Medical errors are the cause 250,000 U.S. deaths a year
By Vanessa McMains Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Medical errors cause more than 250,000 deaths every year in the United States, enough to make them the nation’s third-leading cause of ...

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