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Sagging pants of today could hurry hip replacements of tomorrow

By Sandra Jordan Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause

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President Obama looks at a selfie with restaurant staff at Charmington’s Café in North Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 15. The president stopped at the restaurant to promote his proposal to guarantee paid sick leave for American workers.  (Pete Souza/The White House

Obama proposes plan for paid family leave

(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — President Obama has signed a directive which allows agencies to provide six weeks of advanced sick

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Is there more to see in your family tree? Find out if glaucoma runs in your family
(Special to the NNPA from The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint) — It may be easy to see that beauty is deeply rooted in your family tree. But some things ...
All-day habits for a better night’s sleep
(Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times) – Think that your before-bed habits are the only thing affecting your quality of sleep? Guess again. Your habits all day ...
Walking fights obesity
For big problems, like obesity in America, solutions can come in small steps like the “walking school bus.” Walking to school has always been good exercise for kids but now it’s ...
Blacks gain most from Obamacare when Medicaid expanded
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As families prepare to choose health insurance coverage during the open enrollment period, a recent report by the Urban Institute shows that Blacks ...
Study exposes nursing home residents’ aggression against each other
By Encarnacion Pyle Contributing Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (Special from Columbus Dispatch/New America Media) – When people talk about abuse in nursing homes, they generally are referring to staff members victimizing the elderly.
City council to consider secondhand smoke in casinos
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer New employees at Harrah’s New Orleans on Canal St. and other casinos across the nation sign forms acknowledging that they’ll be working in a smoking environment. Dealers, ...
Being fit keeps blood pressure in check
(Special from Blackman-Street.Today and HealthDay News) — Being in good shape seems to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, researchers report. They looked at data from more than 57,000 Americans, ...
Study says funding cuts helped to spread Ebola in West Africa
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) - Spending cuts, pushed by an international lender, “weakened health care systems in the West African region”, leaving the ...

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