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New law would allow optometrists to operate

By J. Kojo Livingston Contributing Writer The Louisiana State Medical Society and the Louisiana Opthal­mology Association are opposing a bill that would allow optometrists to

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Patients teach doctor how to heal at the end of life

By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer PALO ALTO, Calif. (Special from New America Media)—How does a doctor specializing in saving lives turn into one of the

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Blacks are overrepresented in residential mental health facilities
By Adam Stulhman and Ann-Marie Mesquita New america Media HARTFORD (New American Media) — African Americans are over-represented among in-patient or residential psychiatric care facilities, according to a recent report by the ...
Black cardiologists launch national campaign
By Sam Tabachnik Contributing Writer February is Heart Health Month in the United States and a national campaign is spreading across the nation—but one that is not too familiar to most Americans. ...
Study: Education extends longevity — except for Black males
By Barbara Peters-Smith Contributing Writer SAN DIEGO (Special from Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media) —The human longevity bonanza that gives newborns today three decades more of life expectancy than they would have had ...
Parental stress linked to obesity in their offspring
By Alexis Taylor Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspapers) —Parents who are stressed out could be negatively impacting their children’s health, according to a ...
Former Surgeon General works to combat oral health epidemic
Twelve years after issuing a landmark report that offered a framework for improving access to oral health, former Surgeon General David Satcher said last week that profound oral health problems ...
Doctors shortage expected to worsen with surge of new patients
By Akeya Dickson NNPA Washington Correspondent As more people become covered as a result of the Affordable Care Act recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court, the current shortage of physicians ...
Becoming an e-patient: One elder’s path from online games to health gains
By Rebecca S. Rivas Contributing Writer Special from St. Louis American/New America Media ST. LOUIS, Mo. – At first it was all about the games for Jerry King, 77. A dozen years ago, ...
Merger could stop you from visiting your local pharmacist
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer One of the strange side effects of health care reform is the race by pharmaceutical companies to merge services — a race that could deny the average ...

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