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Southern University System approves SUNO nursing program

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors has approved Southern University at New Orleans’ Letter of Intent to develop a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Faulty shale gas wells contaminated drinking water

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Drinking water has been contaminated in Texas and Pennsylvania as a result of shale gas

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8th Annual Southern obesity summit scheduled for October
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — For big problems, like obesity in Ameri­ca, solutions can come in small steps like the “walking school bus.” ...
Health woes to worsen due to climate change, study warns
Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages (Special from HealthDay News and NorthStar News & Analysis) — Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate change, a new ...
The façade of the New Orleans East Hospital
Methodist Hospital reopens with new name, fewer beds
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer When it’s said that a place smells “like a hospital,” it’s usually not a compliment. But the nine-week-old New Orleans East Hospital smells brand new. Sunlight ...
U.S. suicide rate increases by 28 percent in this millenium
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Suicide claims about 40,000 lives every year in the United States, an alarming statistic that experts said should be of ...
Some men reject blood-pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs because they affect their sex lives
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – Robert A. Winn, M.D., a Chicago-based physician, said that since 1990, 25 to 33 percent ...
Black men should see a urologist as well as a primary care
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – Black men should make regularly scheduled visits to urologists the same way women regularly visit ...
Heroin overdoses a major concern in Jeff. Parish
Jefferson Parish Coroner Jerry Cvitanovich said recently that the parish is on track to exceed the 66 fatal heroin overdoses recorded in 2013, with 45 deaths already on the books ...
A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10
By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) – Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven ...

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