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Dealing with dementia: An African-American son tells his story

By Yanick Rice Lamb Contributing Writer (Special from The Root/New America Media) – Todd Shurn braced his mother from behind, allowing her arms to rest

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Louisianians are particularly susceptible to catching RSV

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer As we are on alert for the peak of flu season, parents should also be aware of the possibility of

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History could impact how Blacks care for relatives with dementia
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer (Special from www.Black-mansStreet.Today) — The history of African Americans in the U.S. may influence Black caregivers of relatives with dementia to take a different treatment approach ...
How to treat a family member with dementia this holiday season
Whether it’s Mom, Dad, Grand­ma or Grandpa — or your spouse — the “holiday quarter” can present special challenges for families with a loved one suffering from dementia. “We have an ...
Loss of smell could predict death for elderly
By Dorothy Rowley Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell — namely, the ability to pick up on strong ...
Large numbers of Black women are now losing their hair
(Special from www.Blackmans-Street.Today) — Black women are going bald at an alarming rate and the culprits are hair weaves, hair extensions and wearing wigs for extended periods of time ...
November is Diabetes Month
November is American Diabetes Month, and the American Diabetes Association reports that 13.2 percent of African Americans 20 years old and older have been diagnosed with diabetes. In addition, African ...
Open Enrollment sees improved Medicare plans and steady premiums
By Marilyn Tavenner Contributing Writer Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare ...
Sugary soda linked to cell aging
By Jeffrey Norris Contributing Writer (Special from UC Newsroom and New America Media) – The study revealed that telomeres — the protective units of DNA that cap the ends of chromosomes in ...
Breast cancer study saving Black women
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) - African-American women suffering from breast cancer in the Washington, D.C. area offered some “real ...

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