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Controlling other health issues reduces kidney disease risk

Keeping your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol in check reduces the risk of developing kidney disease or kidney failure.

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Future of children’s health insurance program (CHIP) put into question

By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The 2015 expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has advocates asking Congressional leaders to commit to funding the

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Survey: Percentage of Blacks who lack health insurance drops
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The North Star News) – The number of African Americans who lack health insurance has dropped and the reason for the decline most likely ...
Alzheimer’s Disease growing in Black community
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from TheNorthStarNews.com) —Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia are growing rapidly in the African-American community and no one ...
Local groups host Affordable Care Act enrollment and information session
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. New Orleans Alumnae, the Daughters of Charity and 1Voice present an Affordable Care Act Enrollment and Information Session New Orleans, LA - Delta Sigma Theta ...
African Americans respond better to German measles vaccine, study contends
(Special from HealthDay News and the NorthStar News) – Black Americans respond better to the rubella vaccine, which prevents German measles, than whites or Hispanics, according to a new study. ...
Black men suffer from higher rates of premature death
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from the NorthStar News) — African-American men suffer from higher rates of health disparities compared to men of other races and ethnic groups in the ...
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Area church’s effort to give ‘new hope’ to teen in need of bone marrow transplant
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer New Orleanians looking to help a boy in need are invited to attend the “Swab for Scooter” bone marrow and blood drive at New Hope Baptist Church ...
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The D Factor: How respect for dignity can make care better
By Paula Spencer Contributing Writer SAN FRANCISCO (Car­­ing.­com/­New America Media) — Dignity is one of those things we don’t think much about until it’s gone.
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Young Black men suffer from high rates of depression
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer They are hyper-vigilant for any signs of danger because they are under intense surveillance (Special from the NorthStar News) — Young African-American men suffer from much ...

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