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How drugs work in the body

By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription

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FDA warns against potentially fatal silicone injections

By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement on November 14 warning Americans against the use of injectable

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Rev. Jesse Jackson announces Parkinson’s diagnosis
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis caught many by surprise, but those who know him said they’re confident that he’ll overcome the life-threatening ...
La. gets an ‘F’ for preterm birth rates from March of Dimes
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The March of Dimes released its 2017 Premature Birth Report Card, and the numbers are not good for the United States or the state of Louisiana.
Understanding cholesterol
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — If you’re not on medicine to lower your cholesterol yet, you might be soon. Recent new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American ...
ACA enrollment surging, even though it ends Dec. 15
By Cash Michaels Contributing Writer (NNPA) – The enrollment period to be covered by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) began Nov. 1, and is scheduled to end Dec. 15, for those ...
Senators introduce bill to reduce ‘colossal and completely preventable waste’
By Marshall Allen ProPublica Two U.S. senators introduced legislation on October 31 requiring federal agencies to come up with solutions to the waste caused by oversized eyedrops and single-use drug vials, citing ...
Drug that prevents HIV infection is little known in Black community where disease rates are highest
By Anna Challet Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from New America Media) — A drug that prevents HIV infection has been available for five years. But even in ...
La. ranks third in U.S. in STD cases amid national epidemic
More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance ...
Ageism is everywhere — here’s what we can do about it
By Katy Read Contributing Writer (Special from the Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media) — Birthday-card quips about the supposed horrors of getting older: “If ever there were a time to laugh ...

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