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As cases multiply, officials scramble to stop abuse of nursing home residents on Social Media

By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman ProPublica When a certified nursing assistant in Hubbard, Iowa, shared a photo online in March of a nursing home

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Are co-pay coupons actually making drugs more expensive?

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica A few months back, after returning from a family vacation that involved lots of pool time, my 9-year-old son complained that

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VA officials pledge new studies into effects of Agent Orange
By Charles Ornstein and Terry Parris Jr., ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh The Virginian-Pilot The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to determine how Vietnam veterans and their children have been ...
Obama administration gives positive status report for ACA at annual NNPA convention
By Stacy Brown Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer) — Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the nation has seen the largest reduction in the uninsured in four decades ...
One in 500 African Americans still living with Sickle Cell disease
By Florence Neal Cooper-Smith Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) — Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. ...
HHS acts to help more ex-inmates get Medicaid
By Jay Hancock Contributing Writer (Kaiser Health News) – Administration officials moved in May of this year to improve low Medicaid enrollment for emerging prisoners, urging states to start signups before ...
Pfizer officials call for Blacks to participate in Sickle Cell disease clinical trials
By Joan H. Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) — In a desire to help create a greater awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) and increase their efforts to find a ...
THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Fighting the greed factor in elder abuse
By Emily Gurnon Contributing Writer Second in a three-part series (Special from PBS NextAve-nue/New America Media) — Much of it starts with greed, said Bernard A. Krooks, founding partner of the New York ...
High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) — Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African ...
Kids put on extra pounds during Great Recession
By Stephanie Desmond Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Increased unemployment during the Great Recession coincided with unhealthy weight gain among California’s 1.7 million public school students, a new study shows. ...

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