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Bob Marley reportedly died of skin cancer, a rare but very deadly disease for Blacks.

Black skin less susceptible to sunburn, more at risk for deadly melanoma

By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer cash express locations (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Can black people get skin cancer? Sure they can, though not

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How the ACA is changing chronic care at hospitals

By Mark Taylor Contributing Writer cash advance Indianapolis Indiana PHILADELPHIA (Special from the Philadelphia Inquirer and New America Media) — Healthcare professionals say the landmark

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Lupus disproportionately affects Black women
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer cash loans in kalamazoo (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus, is a chronic and often debilitating ...
Added sugar is bad for diabetes
(HealthDay News and payday advance pros and cons North­Star News Today) — High-fructose corn syrup has long been portrayed as a major villain in the American diet. Any added sugar can ...
Heroin use on the rise among women and the wealthy
(Special from NorthStar News Today) — The face of heroin addiction in the United States is changing, as well-off abusers of prescription painkillers switch to illicit narcotics to feed their ...
Dementia puts elders at risk of financial abuse
By Pamela Yip Contributing Writer DALLAS (Special from Dallas Morning News/New i need quick cash fast America Media) — Barbara Macari’s husband, Frank, always handled the investments in the family. Then one ...
Supreme Court ruling on ACA does not expand Medicaid
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the landmark Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, does not affect Medicaid expansion that ...
Mental illness leads to jail for Blacks
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Special from NorthStar News Today) — Misdiagnosis and mistreatment of mental health disorders in African Americans contribute to high rates of incarceration and recidivism, an ...
Belly fat: Gotta Go
By Valecia Weeks Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times) – Let’s face it ladies… SUMMER IS HERE! What does that mean? – more FAT to have ...
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
Study: Blacks, Hispanics disproportionately affected by CO2 regulation
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – The National Black Chamber of Commerce released a study Thursday on the threat of En­viron­mental Protection Agency regulations to low-income groups ...

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