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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

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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

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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 ...
Growing Movement to curb high medical costs.
Hospitals profit from exorbitant markups
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Hundreds of American hospitals are turning a profit by charging patients exorbitant rates for necessary procedures. And for 50 hospitals in particular, ...
African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to be affected by infertility as white women, yet most infertility research in the U..S. focuses on affluent white couples.
Many African-American women ‘silent and alone’ with infertility
By James McIntosh Contributing Writer (Special from Medical News Today) — Researchers from the University of Michigan exploring the experiences of African-American women coping with infertility have found that many experience infertility ...
LSU Health Center honored
The Louisiana Tumor Registry, a program of the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has been recognized as a Registry of Excellence in the National Program of Cancer ...
Overweight women and those suffering from hypertension have increased rates of pregnancy-related deaths.
Prepping for pregnancy to avoid complications
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken. This should ...
Fight back against Medicare fraud
By Bob Moos Guest Contributor The owner of a Houston area ambulance company receives a 97-month prison sentence for submitting $2.4 million in claims to Medicare for services that weren’t necessary ...
Diane Shoenfeld, left, and her aunt, Lillie Manger, 97, look at old family photos at Berkeley's Chaparral House nursing home where Manger lives.
Calming dementia patients — without powerful drugs
By Rachel Dornhelm Contributing Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (Special from KQED Public Radio/New America Media) — Diane Schoenfeld is a weekly visitor at the Chaparral House nursing home in Berkeley. She comes every ...
Survival secrets: Why women age more resiliently than men
By Frank Browning Contributing Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (Special from California Magazine/New America Media) — Two women face each other at a small table at the back of a café in Berkeley. A ...

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