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How the ACA is changing chronic care at hospitals

By Mark Taylor Contributing Writer PHILADELPHIA (Special from the Philadelphia Inquirer and New America Media) — Healthcare professionals say the landmark health reform law, the

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Lupus disproportionately affects Black women

By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic and often

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Added sugar is bad for diabetes
(HealthDay News and North­Star News Today) — High-fructose corn syrup has long been portrayed as a major villain in the American diet. Any added sugar can make diabetes worse.
Heroin use on the rise among women and the wealthy
(Special from NorthStar News Today) — The face of heroin addiction in the United States is changing, as well-off abusers of prescription painkillers switch to illicit narcotics to feed their ...
Dementia puts elders at risk of financial abuse
By Pamela Yip Contributing Writer DALLAS (Special from Dallas Morning News/New America Media) — Barbara Macari’s husband, Frank, always handled the investments in the family. Then one day, Frank, a real estate ...
BLACKS WHO LACK HEALTH INSURANCE BY STATE
Supreme Court ruling on ACA does not expand Medicaid
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the landmark Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, does not affect Medicaid expansion that ...
Mental illness leads to jail for Blacks
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Misdiagnosis and mistreatment of mental health disorders in African Americans contribute to high rates of incarceration and recidivism, an ...
Belly fat: Gotta Go
By Valecia Weeks Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times) – Let’s face it ladies… SUMMER IS HERE! What does that mean? – more FAT to have ...
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
Study: Blacks, Hispanics disproportionately affected by CO2 regulation
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – The National Black Chamber of Commerce released a study Thursday on the threat of En­viron­mental Protection Agency regulations to low-income groups ...
Teens, loss and grief
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American News­paper) — For thousands of youth living in the D. C. metropolitan area, the threat of violence creates ...

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