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The GOP Health Bill—How we got into this mess

By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Amid all of the scoreboard coverage of the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA)—they have the

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Report: Black women are getting healthier, but care is still a challenge

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles on “The Status of Black Women in the United

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Lead-polluted water in Flint, Mich. three years ago.
Environmental racism persists
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. The lead poisoning of children in Flint is only the latest ...
Cuts to Medicaid devastating for rural kids
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (New America Media) — House Republicans’ threatened cuts to Medicaid would be devastating for children living in rural areas, according to a new study by researchers at ...
Veterans Affairs official downplays Agent Orange risks, questions critics
By Charles Ornstein ProPublica A key federal official who helps adjudicate claims by veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange has downplayed the risks of the chemical herbicide and questioned ...
Blacks more prone to colon cancers that arise between colonoscopies
By Robert Preidt Contributing Writer (Special from HealthDay News and NorthStarNews Today) — Colon cancer guidelines now recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50 for people at average risk ...
Most elders want to stay at homes, but is that what’s best?
By Lois M. Collins Contributing Writer Second of two parts (Special from Deseret News/New America Media) – A good-natured group of older people has gathered for breakfast in the small common room ...
Louisiana’s dental services falls short, lags most other states
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana and much of the South need more dentists, especially those charging moderate fees. Fifty-four of the state’s 64 parishes are classified as “health-professional shortage areas” for ...
Profile in Old Age: Family, friends and purpose fend off isolation
By Lois M. Collins Contributing Writer First of two parts (Special from Deseret News/New America Media) – Old age made its move on Betty Newbold while she was busy being a good ...
High blood pressure linked to racial segregation in neighborhoods
(Special from NorthStar News Today) — The findings, reported in the May issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, offer further evidence that policies to reduce residential racial segregation may have meaningful ...

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