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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

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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 —

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Convention Center was site for health clinic, over a thousand attend
By Christopher Tidmore The Louisiana Weekly This reporter spent the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina waiting in line at the New Orleans Convention Center. At least, I and the 1,200 people ...
Minorities worry about their children’s health
MICHIGAN — The top 10 children’s health concerns among people of all races include childhood obesity, drug abuse, and smoking and teen pregnancy, according to a recent poll by the ...
Money woes drive Black smoker rates down
PISCATAWAY, NJ — A new report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that increasing cigarette prices combined with other social and economic factors appear to be behind the ...
Soft infant bedding still used by Blacks
WASHINGTON — Resear­chers at Children’s Na­tion­al Medical Center have found that many Black parents use soft bedding for their in­fants, despite evidence showing that it should be avoided to help ...
Study to look at hereditary prostate cancer in Blacks
OMAHA — Creighton Uni­versity’s Hereditary Cancer Cen­ter, has received a three-year, $731,278 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to study the role heredity plays in prostate ...
In the fight against HIV, a breakthrough for women of color
By Akiba Solomon Contributing Writer (Special to New America Media from Colorlines) — Big, encouraging news on the HIV prevention front: This week, not one but two major studies involving heterosexual women ...
Doctors make discovery in Blacks with glaucoma
Measuring oxygen during eye surgery, investigators at Washing­ton University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a reason that may explain why African-Americans have a higher risk of glaucoma ...
Study finds answers to increased Black heart attack risks
OAK BROOK, Ill. – Resear­chers may have discovered one reason that African Americans are at increased risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events. According to a new study ...

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