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By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Hundreds of American hospitals are turning a profit by charging patients exorbitant rates for necessary procedures.
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By James McIntosh Contributing Writer (Special from Medical News Today) — Researchers from the University of Michigan exploring the experiences of African-American women coping with
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The Louisiana Tumor Registry, a program of the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, has been recognized as a Registry of Excellence in the National Program of Cancer ... Prepping for pregnancy to avoid complications
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Even before a woman decides to become pregnant, a thorough health assessment should be undertaken. This should ... Fight back against Medicare fraud
By Bob Moos Guest Contributor The owner of a Houston area ambulance company receives a 97-month prison sentence for submitting $2.4 million in claims to Medicare for services that weren’t necessary ... Calming dementia patients — without powerful drugs
By Rachel Dornhelm Contributing Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (Special from KQED Public Radio/New America Media) — Diane Schoenfeld is a weekly visitor at the Chaparral House nursing home in Berkeley. She comes every ... Survival secrets: Why women age more resiliently than men
By Frank Browning Contributing Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (Special from California Magazine/New America Media) — Two women face each other at a small table at the back of a café in Berkeley. A ... Depression tied to worse outcomes for Black patients with heart failure
By Robert Preidt Contributing Writer (HealthDay News) — Depression seems to increase the risk of hospitalization and death in Black — heart failure patients, a new study finds. Researchers assessed depression symptoms — ... New Orleans area gets $1.8M funding for health centers
New Orleans, LA—The Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that two New Orleans community health centers will receive $1.8 million to provide comprehensive primary healthcare services to ... Few Sickle Cell patients receive beneficial drug
(Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) — Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage pain, breathing problems and other ...
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