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Some doctors are still billing Medicare for the most complicated, expensive office visits

By Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski ProPublica Thousands of times a year, Medicare patients file into Dr. Mark Roberts’ family practice clinic in rural Evergreen,

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How hospitals are failing Black mothers

By Annie Waldman ProPublica NEW YORK — When Dacheca Fleurimond decided to give birth at SUNY Downstate Medical Center earlier this year, her sister tried

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Reduce that anxiety — drink more water!
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — When we think about our bodily health, we normally think of exercise and diet. These are important factors, but what may be the most important ...
Orleans Parish School Board to study long bus rides, early pickups
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Orleans Parish School Board plans to hire a consultant to study transportation and enrollment at the city’s schools in response to parents’ complaints about long bus ...
Watch out for those holiday health hazards
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Yes, it may be the most wonderful time of the year but the Holiday Season is also at the top of the list for ...
Study: People of color breathe more air pollution
By Jennifer Langston Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today) — People of color are exposed to more pollution from cars, trucks, and power plants than whites, a new 10-year study shows.
Holiday depression, anxiety, and stress? You’re not alone
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — The holidays can be a joyful time, offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family, but they can also bring two unwelcome guests: ...
How drugs work in the body
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic health problems. ...
FDA warns against potentially fatal silicone injections
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement on November 14 warning Americans against the use of injectable fillers for body contouring in non-medical settings.
Rev. Jesse Jackson announces Parkinson’s diagnosis
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (NNPA Newswire) — Reverend Jesse Jackson’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis caught many by surprise, but those who know him said they’re confident that he’ll overcome the life-threatening ...

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