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Depression tied to worse outcomes for Black patients with heart failure

By Robert Preidt Contributing Writer (HealthDay News) — Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in Black — heart failure patients, a

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New Orleans area gets $1.8M funding for health centers

New Orleans, LA—The Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices announced last week that two New Orleans community heal­th centers will receive $1.8 million to provide

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Few Sickle Cell patients receive beneficial drug
(Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) — Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other ...
Depression, Black superwoman syndrome and suicide
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — She was the founder of For Brown Girls and, later, the #Dark­Skin­RedLip Project, as well as several ...
16.9 million more Americans insured under Obamacare, study says
By Agnes Constante Contributing Writer (Special from Asian Journal and New America Media) – Nearly 17 million Americans have gained health insurance since key provisions of the Affordable Care Act were implemented ...
The re-emergence of the doula
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer It takes a village to not only raise a child, but also to prepare for his or her arrival into the world. Today, giving birth involves making a ...
Planned Parenthood stresses that silence is not consent
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in this country, states Raegan Carter, Senior Director of External Services in Louisiana, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, and teens of ...
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In health, income has greater impact than race
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Being poor can have a bigger impact on your health than your race, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. “Income is ...
Howard Univ. launches a discussion on African-American mental health
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Howard University News Service) — A one-year effort to change negative attitudes in the Black community toward those with mental health problems began at a Howard ...
Vaginal Health 101: Dryness, Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRTs) and Viagra for Her
By Akima Taylor Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times) — In communities around the world, the vagina seems to be a taboo topic; an irrelevant topic or a ...

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