Health & Wellness

Amputation are more likely for poorer diabetics

By Elaine Schmidt Contributing Writer (Special from UC Newsroom and New America Media) — It’s no secret that poverty is bad for your health. Now

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Everett Lee (right) with his wife and daughters in 2012. Lee’s leukemia has been in remission 12 years, thanks to a bone marrow transplant.  Photo courtesy Everett Lee

Blacks suffer because of shortage of organ donors

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get

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‘Health halo’ around sports drinks has dark side to it
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (Special from New America Media) — The drumbeat of criticism against soda by health researchers and healthcare advocates in recent years has hurt soda sales ...
Sleeping with lights off strengthens breast cancer treatment
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Many people sleep with the TV on or a tablet device on their lap. But a new study published by a team of researchers at Tulane ...
How to start getting fit for life
By Dawn Williams Contributing Writer CHICAGO — Once you fully accept the fact that physical activity is one of the most powerful factors affecting your health, ability and longevity, where do you ...
Dr. Gary Harris hopes to improve the way the Howard University Bison football team combats concussion, using this ‘Lilypad’ Arduino chip to measure impact during games. Photo courtesy Howard University
Report reveals characteristics of uninsured minorities
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior high ...
The South’s child well-being crisis
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — A new report looks at the well-being of children by state and finds those living in Appalachia, the South, and the Southwest ...
Despite advances made by the Affordable Care Act, which requires that everyone in the United States obtain health insurance, African-American males and Latinos still represent the highest proportion of the uninsured population in the country.
Report reveals characteristics of uninsured minorities
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — Randy Wheeling, Curtis Washington and Frankie Rossi each signed up for health insurance under the Affordable ...
Summer campaign raises awareness to prevent child heatstroke
The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has joined a national effort to help protect children from the dangerous effects of heatstroke.
Drowning incidents heighten water-safety consciousness
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer As the peak of summer approac­hes, the crescent city and surrounding areas have witnessed an increasing number of accidental drowning incidents, thus stressing the importance of water ...

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