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Health woes to worsen due to climate change, study warns

Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages (Special from HealthDay News and NorthStar News & Analysis) — Coupled with worldwide marches demanding

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Methodist Hospital reopens with new name, fewer beds

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer When it’s said that a place smells “like a hospital,” it’s usually not a compliment. But the nine-week-old New

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U.S. suicide rate increases by 28 percent in this millenium
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Suicide claims about 40,000 lives every year in the United States, an alarming statistic that experts said should be of ...
Some men reject blood-pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs because they affect their sex lives
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – Robert A. Winn, M.D., a Chicago-based physician, said that since 1990, 25 to 33 percent ...
Black men should see a urologist as well as a primary care
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – Black men should make regularly scheduled visits to urologists the same way women regularly visit ...
Heroin overdoses a major concern in Jeff. Parish
Jefferson Parish Coroner Jerry Cvitanovich said recently that the parish is on track to exceed the 66 fatal heroin overdoses recorded in 2013, with 45 deaths already on the books ...
A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10
By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) – Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven ...
Managing arthritis
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Nearly 40 million Americans – or one in every seven people – have arthritis. And while the condition affects people ...
Cervical cancer is preventable if women are proactive
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Cervical cancer is one of the most preventative cancers; and when caught early, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent, according to Planned Parenthood. The non-profit ...
Push to recruit Black, Latino nurses
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — Arihanna Venable enjoys talking with her patients as she performs physical exams, takes their blood pressure and, ...

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