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Brass Bash celebrates community leader in public health

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Luke’s House, a community clinic that provides free vital healthcare services to medically underserved and uninsured people, will honor Erica

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‘Mini strokes’ can be a warning: A stroke may follow

By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Every two seconds someone has a stroke, and one in six people will suffer a stroke in their

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Pharmaceutical industry sued over infant opiod addiction
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Citing “false representations and concealments... made with the intent to deceive Louisiana consumers,” petitioners filed this month a class-action lawsuit against the pharmaceutical industry calling for the ...
Dementia: When the ‘filter’ goes
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Recently, social media was abuzz following a recent interview that legendary Quincy Jones did with a magazine. In the interview, Mr. Jones caused a ...
African Americans at risk from unusual optometry practice
By Joseph Hammond Contributing Writer (Urban News Service) — When Pat Raynor developed cataracts she hoped her optometrist would simply refer her to a qualified eye surgeon.
Knowing your vital signs is important
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Anytime you go to the doctor, typically the first things that he/she begins to measure are your Vital Signs.
HIV rates remain high in the Black community
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was Wednesday, February 7, but if you missed the parade that acknowledged the day, you’re not ...
Yale Medical School finds promising treatment for vitiligo
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — A team of dermatologists has successfully restored the skin color of men and women suffering from vitiligo, a chronic autoimmune disease ...
YMCA offers residents pre-diabetes prevention program
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Every year, Mardi Gras in New Orleans brings more than a month of festivities, and a big part of the celebration is food – potentially lots of ...
Flu season has officially reached epidemic levels
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes the nation is at peak flu season, as the disease is now considered to be ...

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