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Building strong children today for a strong nation tomorrow

By Marian Wright Edelman George Curry Media Columnist Pediatricians aren’t usually day-to-day policy makers, but policy decisions affect the work they do every day as

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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 it is the leading cause ...
Lack of sleep can lead to false confessions
By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Sleep-deprived people are much more likely to sign false confessions than rested individuals, according to a new study that has important implications ...
African-American men with historically Black names live a year longer
By Andy Henion Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Black men with historically distinctive Black names such as Elijah and Moses lived a year longer, on average, than other Black men, ...
New Orleans actively fending off the Zika virus
By Bob Marshall The Lens Entomologist Sarah Michaels peered carefully into the mesh collection sack from the city mosquito trap off Press Street. Several hundred were inside, but none looked like the ...
Yet, another battle: Substandard rental conditions
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In the New Orleans East house where resident Trina Lackey lived with her son, water crept through the walls and the ceiling, and dripped from the kitchen ...
Study: Blacks receive less medication for pain
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – My mother, Ruth Belle Lowe, would soon die from cancer. I stayed in her hospital room in Tacoma, Washington, my family’s hometown. She ...
Caregivers face crushing demands, but help isn’t far
By Hanah Cho Contributing Writer (Special from Dallas Morning News/New America Media) – For the past five years, Jan Draper has rarely left the side of her husband, Gary, who has Alzheimer’s ...
No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) – There are many topics in our society that are considered taboo. Though a fact of life, people just don’t talk about them. One ...

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