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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

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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

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Parental stress linked to obesity in their offspring
By Alexis Taylor Contributing Writer (Special to money to borrow with bad credit the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspapers) —Parents who are stressed out could be negatively impacting ...
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 ...
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 ...

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