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Black women endure menopause longest, study shows

By Elaina Johnson Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Howard University News Service) — Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets

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Elder abuse rising in care facilities mixing the frail and the disturbed

By Elizabeth Simpson Contributing Writer Part I NORFOLK, Va. — The nursing home Georgie Williams moved to in her 80s was supposed to be a

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Blacks dying for lack of Black help
By Elaina Johnson Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Howard University News Service) — Bi’ja Thatch sat nervously beside her mother when her doctor entered through the doors ...
Obamacare affects GOP candidates for La. governor
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer A curious thing happened amongst the Republican contenders for Louisiana Governor in 2015. While they continue to rail against “Obamacare”,virtually everyone – including the most conservative ...
As the Ebola outbreak slows, World Health Body shifts focus
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) – For the first time since the end of June 2014, there have been fewer than 100 new cases ...
Musicians local president Deacon John Moore was a strong advocate for the smoking ban. Courtesy of the New Orleans City Council
New Orleans’ bar workers will help enforce the new smoking ban
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Bartenders will have more to do than pour beer and keep track of tabs when a smoking ban for taverns and casinos, passed in late January by ...
The Impoverished History of Race And Nursing Homes
After exposés in the 1920s revealed the horrific conditions in existing “workhouses” for the impoverished older Americans and others, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal reformers hoped to create alternatives ...
Residents at the Lemington Home were served lunch by University of Pittsburgh student and retiree volunteers in the early 2000s.
Why Medicaid’s racism drove historically Black nursing home bankrupt
By Wallace Roberts Contributing Writer Part II PITTSBURGH, Penn. (The Crisis/New America Media) — On July 4, 1883, the Lemington Home for the Aged opened as a charity to house “aged and ...
Non-medical HIV workers flunk test on knowledge of virus
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Most non-medical HIV health care workers earned a “D” when surveyed on the science and treatment of the virus, according to a new ...
Think snoring is normal? Why sleep apnea shouldn’t be ignored
By Amanda MacMillan Contributing Writer (Special from DailyBurn) – People who snore may think that their partners or roommates are the ones most affected by their nightly symphonies — after all, they’re ...

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