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HIV/AIDS worry majority of Blacks

WASHINGTON — The Kaiser Family Foundation today released its eighth large-scale national survey of Americans on HIV/AIDS. As the HIV/AIDS epidemic marks its 30th year

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A fiscally responsible plan for big Charity in New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina damaged the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, which is owned and operated by the LSU Health Sciences Center (“HSC”). The state and federal

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Review of the FHL/RMJM Hillier report
With all the financial uncertainties that have been exposed by the recent independent studies on the economic viability of the proposed new University Medical Center in New Orleans, it is ...
Delivering a full-service hospital to New Orleans East
By Mitchell J. Landrieu Mayor of New Orleans In New Orleans East, the Ninth Ward and Gentilly, nearly 80,000 residents are up to 30 minutes away from an emergency room. This is ...
Demographic factors linked to Black mental health
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Demographic factors significantly affect mental health concerns among Black men, according to a study by the University of Michi­gan and University of Southern California that provides ...
Study details causes of high Black maternal death rates
By Sharon Johnson (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Women’s eNews) – Research on why women die in childbirth is very scarce. One of the few looks ...
Vitamin D levels found to be low in Blacks with MS
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports ST. PAUL, Minn. – African-Americans who have multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower vitamin D levels than African-Americans who don’t have the disease, according to a study ...
Anyone can get skin cancer—learn how to protect the skin you’re in!
You may have heard that people with light skin, light-colored hair, and blue or green eyes have a greater risk for developing skin cancer. But, did you know that people ...
Will Washington cut funds for Alzheimer’s care?
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports A recent report issued by the Alzheimer’s Association says Alzheimer’s costs are projected to explode by mid-century. The report, titled “Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s ...
Hike in cigarette tax is again on Legislature’s radar screen
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Facing health care cuts in the hundreds of millions of dollars, advocates of higher sin taxes have re-launched their campaign to raise the state’s cigarette tax to ...

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