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Obamacare affects GOP candidates for La. governor

By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A curious thing happened amongst the Republican contenders for Louisiana Governor in 2015. While they continue to rail against “Obamacare”,virtually

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As the Ebola outbreak slows, World Health Body shifts focus

(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) – For the first time since the end of June 2014, there have been

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Musicians local president Deacon John Moore was a strong advocate for the smoking ban. Courtesy of the New Orleans City Council
New Orleans’ bar workers will help enforce the new smoking ban
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Bartenders will have more to do than pour beer and keep track of tabs when a smoking ban for taverns and casinos, passed in late January by ...
The Impoverished History of Race And Nursing Homes
After exposés in the 1920s revealed the horrific conditions in existing “workhouses” for the impoverished older Americans and others, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal reformers hoped to create alternatives ...
Residents at the Lemington Home were served lunch by University of Pittsburgh student and retiree volunteers in the early 2000s.
Why Medicaid’s racism drove historically Black nursing home bankrupt
By Wallace Roberts Contributing Writer Part II PITTSBURGH, Penn. (The Crisis/New America Media) — On July 4, 1883, the Lemington Home for the Aged opened as a charity to house “aged and ...
Non-medical HIV workers flunk test on knowledge of virus
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Most non-medical HIV health care workers earned a “D” when surveyed on the science and treatment of the virus, according to a new ...
Think snoring is normal? Why sleep apnea shouldn’t be ignored
By Amanda MacMillan Contributing Writer (Special from DailyBurn) – People who snore may think that their partners or roommates are the ones most affected by their nightly symphonies — after all, they’re ...
Sleep your way to wellness
By Susan Beane, M.D. Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) — We’re used to thinking about being healthy while we’re awake, but what happens while we’re ...
Sagging pants of today could hurry hip replacements of tomorrow
By Sandra Jordan Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause disease can cause health problems in your ...
President Obama looks at a selfie with restaurant staff at Charmington’s Café in North Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 15. The president stopped at the restaurant to promote his proposal to guarantee paid sick leave for American workers.  (Pete Souza/The White House
Obama proposes plan for paid family leave
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — President Obama has signed a directive which allows agencies to provide six weeks of advanced sick leave for federal employees ...

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