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Growing Movement to curb high medical costs.

Hospitals profit from exorbitant markups

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Hundreds of American hospitals are turning a profit by charging patients exorbitant rates for necessary procedures.

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African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to be affected by infertility as white women, yet most infertility research in the U..S. focuses on affluent white couples.

Many African-American women ‘silent and alone’ with infertility

By James McIntosh Contributing Writer (Special from Medical News Today) — Researchers from the University of Michigan exploring the experiences of African-American women coping with

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LSU Health Center honored
The Louisiana Tumor Registry, a program of the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has been recognized as a Registry of Excellence in the National Program of Cancer ...
Overweight women and those suffering from hypertension have increased rates of pregnancy-related deaths.
Prepping for pregnancy to avoid complications
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken. This should ...
Fight back against Medicare fraud
By Bob Moos Guest Contributor The owner of a Houston area ambulance company receives a 97-month prison sentence for submitting $2.4 million in claims to Medicare for services that weren’t necessary ...
Diane Shoenfeld, left, and her aunt, Lillie Manger, 97, look at old family photos at Berkeley's Chaparral House nursing home where Manger lives.
Calming dementia patients — without powerful drugs
By Rachel Dornhelm Contributing Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (Special from KQED Public Radio/New America Media) — Diane Schoenfeld is a weekly visitor at the Chaparral House nursing home in Berkeley. She comes every ...
Survival secrets: Why women age more resiliently than men
By Frank Browning Contributing Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (Special from California Magazine/New America Media) — Two women face each other at a small table at the back of a café in Berkeley. A ...
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Depression tied to worse outcomes for Black patients with heart failure
By Robert Preidt Contributing Writer (HealthDay News) — Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in Black — heart failure patients, a new study finds. Researchers assessed depression symptoms — ...
New Orleans area gets $1.8M funding for health centers
New Orleans, LA—The Depart­ment of Health and Human Ser­vices announced last week that two New Orleans community heal­th centers will receive $1.8 million to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to ...
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Few Sickle Cell patients receive beneficial drug
(Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) — Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other ...

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