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Meals on Wheels brings food and cuts loneliness

By David Orenstein Contributing Writer When Congress passed the Older Americans Act in 1965 to support elderly people who were struggling—often alone—to continue to live

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For communities of color, the fight against diabetes is far from over

By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Writer Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the rate of new cases of diabetes in

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Study: Fewer infant deaths when U.S. cigarette taxes go up
By Christina Echegaray Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) – Higher prices and taxes for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States, according to ...
Dozens of wounded soldiers approved for penis transplants
(Special from HealthDay News and BlackAmerica-Web.com) – Approval has been given for penis transplants on dozens of American soldiers who suffered genital injuries from bomb blasts in Afghanistan.
World AIDS Day sees ‘huge setback’ as deaths skyrocket among teens with HIV
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) – In an alarming new report by the children’s rights agency Unicef, AIDS was called the number one killer ...
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Slowing down your diabetes
By Dr. Todd G. Prewitt Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – After a diagnosis of diabetes, people have a variety of reactions. Some want to give up, some get very ...
Elder hunger: New efforts to combat common malnutrition among seniors
By Nell Lake Contributing Writer (Special from WBUR Common Health/New America Media) – After her stroke, a 95-year-old woman in New York State found she could no longer taste her food. She ...
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The holiday season is also the season for increased strokes
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (Special from George Curry Media) – For many years, researchers have been intrigued by a disturbing pattern: Deadly heart attacks increase during the winter holiday season. One ...
$160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry
A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world’s biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over “inversions,” in which U.S. corporations combine ...
Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure not controlling it: CDC
(Special HealthDay News) — Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a new ...

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