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Managing arthritis

(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Nearly 40 million Americans – or one in every seven people – have arthritis. And while

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Cervical cancer is preventable if women are proactive

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Cervical cancer is one of the most preventative cancers; and when caught early, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100

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Push to recruit Black, Latino nurses
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — Arihanna Venable enjoys talking with her patients as she performs physical exams, takes their blood pressure and, ...
Spread of Ebola traced to a 2-year-old
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) — If researchers are correct, a two year old in southeastern Guinea, who died last year with Ebola symptoms, ...
Personal trainer spreading message of healthy living for Black women
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Crystal Adell defies the stereotype that Black women do not consistently pursue a ...
Will kidney stones recur? New test might tell
(HealthDay News) — A new tool appears to predict accurately whether someone who’s had a kidney stone will have another one in the future, researchers report.
Xavier professor makes strides in breast cancer research
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Researchers at Xavier University led by Dr. Guangdi Wang are making exciting discoveries in maximizing the effectiveness of breast cancer treatments.
Stress is a key factor in one’s mental health
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Until now, it hasn’t been clear exactly how stress ...
Amputation are more likely for poorer diabetics
By Elaine Schmidt Contributing Writer (Special from UC Newsroom and New America Media) — It’s no secret that poverty is bad for your health. Now a new UCLA study de­mon­strates that California ...
Everett Lee (right) with his wife and daughters in 2012. Lee’s leukemia has been in remission 12 years, thanks to a bone marrow transplant.  Photo courtesy Everett Lee
Blacks suffer because of shortage of organ donors
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found himself winded ...

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