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Knowing your vital signs is important

By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Anytime you go to the doctor, typically the first things that he/she begins to measure are your Vital

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HIV rates remain high in the Black community

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was Wednesday, February 7, but if you missed the

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Yale Medical School finds promising treatment for vitiligo
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — A team of dermatologists has successfully restored the skin color of men and women suffering from vitiligo, a chronic autoimmune disease ...
YMCA offers residents pre-diabetes prevention program
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Every year, Mardi Gras in New Orleans brings more than a month of festivities, and a big part of the celebration is food – potentially lots of ...
Flu season has officially reached epidemic levels
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes the nation is at peak flu season, as the disease is now considered to be ...
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Oschner surgeon champions new knee repair treatment
[caption id="attachment_27762" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photo courtesy of MACI.[/caption] By Meghan Holmes Contributing Writer In early 2017, the FDA approved a new form of knee repair surgery in the United States – MACI (Matrix-Induced ...
Childbirth is killing Black mothers
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Tennis superstar Serena Williams has revealed she needed an emergency C-section and had multiple surgeries after giving birth to her daughter Alexis.
Obesity increases risk of diabetes for Blacks
By Marla Paul-Northwestern Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Black and white people have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over ...
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The obesity epidemic
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — There was a time, not so long ago, that obesity was considered a sign of health, wealth and beauty. It is widely known ...
Getting fit in the New Year
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Aren’t the holidays about good times with loved ones, great food, and fun? Anyway, beginning Jan. 1, you will make resolutions to eat healthier ...

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