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Medical errors are the cause 250,000 U.S. deaths a year

By Vanessa McMains Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Medical errors cause more than 250,000 deaths every year in the United States, enough to

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Lupus’ disproportionate impact on women and minorities must be known

(TriceEdneyWire.com) — For far too long, many Americans have remained unaware that more than 1.5 million people, mostly women, are affected by lupus, and that

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Assisted Suicide Is Not Safe or Compassionate Care
California's General Assembly approved legislation legalizing the regulation of doctor-assisted suicide. If the Senate follows through as predicted, California will be the fourth state to allow for individuals living with ...
Clark Atlanta receives grant to study prostate cancer in Black men
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News) – The National Institutes of Health has renewed a grant to Clark Atlanta University for research into prostate cancer, the second leading ...
Mouse study raises possibility of new treatment for diabetes
By Robert Preidt Contributing Writer (Special from HealthDay News) -- The easy loans in western cape discovery of a molecule that can help insulin last longer in the body and work more ...
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 perform actual eye surgeries. Opponents ...
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 nation’s leading experts—and medical educators—on end-of-life care? ...
Blacks are overrepresented in residential mental health facilities
By Adam Stulhman and best in JAX FL cash advance Ann-Marie Mesquita New america Media HARTFORD (New American Media) — African Americans are over-represented among in-patient or residential psychiatric care facilities, according ...
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 ...

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