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Obama administration gives positive status report for ACA at annual NNPA convention

By Stacy Brown Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer) — Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the nation has seen the largest

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One in 500 African Americans still living with Sickle Cell disease

By Florence Neal Cooper-Smith Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) — Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a

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HHS acts to help more ex-inmates get Medicaid
By Jay Hancock Contributing Writer (Kaiser Health News) – Administration officials moved in May of this year to improve low Medicaid enrollment for emerging prisoners, urging states to start signups before ...
Pfizer officials call for Blacks to participate in Sickle Cell disease clinical trials
By Joan H. Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) — In a desire to help create a greater awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) and increase their efforts to find a ...
THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Fighting the greed factor in elder abuse
By Emily Gurnon Contributing Writer Second in a three-part series (Special from PBS NextAve-nue/New America Media) — Much of it starts with greed, said Bernard A. Krooks, founding partner of the New York ...
High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) — Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African ...
Kids put on extra pounds during Great Recession
By Stephanie Desmond Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Increased unemployment during the Great Recession coincided with unhealthy weight gain among California’s 1.7 million public school students, a new study shows. ...
Muhammad Ali’s death raises more awareness about Parkinson’s disease
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Muhammad Ali, the late great world heavyweight boxing champion, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease, is being praised by some in the ...
THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Protecting elders, or exploiting them?
By Emily Gurnon Contributing Writer First in a series (Special from PBS NextAve-nue/New America Media) – Ginger Franklin was just shy of her 50th birthday when she fell down the stairs of her ...
African Americans will continue to suffer from high rates of visual impairment
(Special from NorthStar-News Today) – As the nation’s Baby Boomers age, African Americans will continue to suffer from the second-highest rate of visual impairment behind white women, the National Eye ...

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