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Financial exploitation: When taking money amounts to elder abuse

By Michael O. Schroeder Contributing Writer First article in a series. (Special from U.S. News & World Report/New America Media) — When her husband died

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Black cancer survivors study is underway in Detroit

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — The largest study so far of African-American cancer survivors is now underway in Detroit.

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High blood lead levels can cause learning disabilities
By Kari Dequine Harden Contributing Writer Is lead poisoning a factor in the achievement gap? When educators and elected leaders discuss “failing schools,” they talk about poverty, parenting, policy, inequity and the teachers ...
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Dermatologists should know these 4 ways to protect hair
By Taylor Graham Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Safer styling practices and shampoo and conditioning choices can help remedy a type of hair loss and damage that often afflicts African ...
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STOP FALLS: Smart soles and other high-tech ways to stop falls
By Elizabeth Payne Contributing Writer Part II (The Ottawa Citizen/New America Media) — The future of fall prevention could be in the soles of your shoes. That is where an Ottawa-based high-tech company is ...
The high cost of falling down: Why falls are an overlooked health crisis
By Elizabeth Payne Contributing Writer First of two parts (Special from Ottawa Citizen/New America Media) — At age 90, Johann Moennich had been enjoying the warm May weather on his porch last year ...
Kidney failure among Black men gets attention
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson became wobbly and nearly collapsed during a January news conference held in a police precinct. Several ...
Louisiana’s uninsured health rate falls
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Just as America is very likely to soon lose the relatively new Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”), a Gallup poll shows that Louisiana’s number ...
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February is American heart month
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Heart health awareness is particularly important for Black men because we are at a higher risk of dying or becoming physically ...
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More Americans care for elderly relatives, but who cares for the caregivers?
By Encarnacion Plye Contributing Writer (Special from Columbus Dispatch/New America Media) — The United States needs to do more to help the tens of millions of caregivers who sacrifice their finances, health ...

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