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Vaccination rates still too low among African-American seniors

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer More African-American seniors are getting vaccinated as access to health care improves and myths fade, but greater awareness is needed,

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City Council approves school transportation safety initiative

By Kari Harden Contributing Writer The New Orleans City Council voted unanimously last month to adopt an ordinance creating the Orleans Parish Schools Safe Routes

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Mass incarceration accelerating spread of HIV among Blacks
By George E. Curry Contributing Writer DURBAN, South Africa (Special from — Efforts to halt the spread of HIV among African Americans, the most impacted group in the United States, will ...
The PTSD epidemic in our neighborhoods
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) – Neighborhoods plagued by gun violence are often compared to war zones. Whether the comparison is fair or not, the chances that young men ...
Overdose deaths eclipse murders, coroner says
While Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse admitted recently that he is pleased with the city’s lower murder rate in 2016, he added that his office’s resources are still being ...
Health gadgets and apps outpace privacy protections, report finds
By Charles Ornstein ProPublica The federal patient privacy law known as HIPAA has not kept pace with wearable fitness trackers, mobile health apps and online patient communities, leaving a gaping hole in ...
As cases multiply, officials scramble to stop abuse of nursing home residents on Social Media
By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman ProPublica When a certified nursing assistant in Hubbard, Iowa, shared a photo online in March of a nursing home resident with his pants around his ankles, ...
Are co-pay coupons actually making drugs more expensive?
By Charles Ornstein ProPublica A few months back, after returning from a family vacation that involved lots of pool time, my 9-year-old son complained that his ear hurt. A Sunday morning trip ...
VA officials pledge new studies into effects of Agent Orange
By Charles Ornstein and Terry Parris Jr., ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh The Virginian-Pilot The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to determine how Vietnam veterans and their children have been ...
Obama administration gives positive status report for ACA at annual NNPA convention
By Stacy Brown Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer) — Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the nation has seen the largest reduction in the uninsured in four decades ...

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