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A ‘fight for survival’: Male breast cancer awareness

By Mary L. Datcher Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Special to the NNPA from The Windy City Word) – When you hear the name Twone Gabz, many

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Making smart Medicare choices for 2015

By Ron Pollack Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — As we head into autumn, people with Medicare once again need

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Could more low-income women benefit from doulas?
By Deonna Anderson Contributing Writer (Special from VoiceWaves/­New America Media) – It was the spring of 2010 when Long Beach teen Elizabeth Thai gave birth to her first child. She hadn’t taken ...
Southern University System approves SUNO nursing program
The Southern University System Board of Supervisors has approved Southern University at New Orleans’ Letter of Intent to develop a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN). The new program ...
Faulty shale gas wells contaminated drinking water
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Drinking water has been contaminated in Texas and Pennsylvania as a result of shale gas drilling, and the cause was faulty gas ...
8th Annual Southern obesity summit scheduled for October
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — For big problems, like obesity in Ameri­ca, solutions can come in small steps like the “walking school bus.” ...
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 action on climate change, a new ...
The façade of the New Orleans East Hospital
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 Orleans East Hospital smells brand new. Sunlight ...
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 ...

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