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Veterans Affairs official downplays Agent Orange risks, questions critics

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica A key federal official who helps adjudicate claims by veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange has downplayed the

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Blacks more prone to colon cancers that arise between colonoscopies

By Robert Preidt Contributing Writer (Special from HealthDay News and NorthStarNews Today) — Colon cancer guidelines now recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at

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Most elders want to stay at homes, but is that what’s best?
By Lois M. Collins Contributing Writer Second of two parts (Special from Deseret News/New America Media) – A good-natured group of older people has gathered for breakfast in the small common room ...
Louisiana’s dental services falls short, lags most other states
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana and much of the South need more dentists, especially those charging moderate fees. Fifty-four of the state’s 64 parishes are classified as “health-professional shortage areas” for ...
Profile in Old Age: Family, friends and purpose fend off isolation
By Lois M. Collins Contributing Writer First of two parts (Special from Deseret News/New America Media) – Old age made its move on Betty Newbold while she was busy being a good ...
High blood pressure linked to racial segregation in neighborhoods
(Special from NorthStar News Today) — The findings, reported in the May issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, offer further evidence that policies to reduce residential racial segregation may have meaningful ...
Black AIDS Institute announces ‘30 Days of HIV’ Campaign leading to National HIV Testing Day
The Black AIDS Institute, the nation’s only think tank focused on the impact of HIV upon Black communities, has announced a national, digital-community campaign, “30 Days of HIV.” The campaign ...
Report: La. abortion restrictions not based on scientific facts
By Sharon Armstrong Contributing Writer It could be said that separating fact from fiction seems to have become America’s national pastime since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017, but when ...
The real financial costs of caregiving
By Katy Read Contributing Writer (Special from Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media) — Seven years of caring for her ailing mother have left Heather Boldon broke and scared about her own financial ...
Lupus still disparately affects Black women
By Glenn Ellis Columnist Many chronic diseases are the result of the body’s immune system mistakenly perceiving that the body is under attack from foreign bodies. A counterattack is then ...

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