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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Protections fall short in in-home care

By Jennifer Marguilis Contributing Writer Part II of a two-part series (New America Media) – A retired pharmacist, Roland Sergio, 68, was so careful about

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: Stopping elder abuse in in-home care

By Jennifer Margulis Contributing Writer Part 1 of 2 articles. (New America Media) — They were so happy to find her. The young woman sent

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New study could pressure VA to expand Agent Orange benefits
By Charles Ornstein ProPublica Mike Hixenbaugh The Virginian-Pilot A new study has found a close relationship between Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War and high blood pressure, a conclusion that could ...
It’s that time of year again, flu season
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Our flu season is around the corner. And while the timing varies in different parts of the country, most flu activity — influenza-like illness, hospitalizations, ...
So what’s the low down on digestion – the key to your energy?
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — It’s that time of year! Holiday season is rapidly approaching. Overeating and holiday stress make for a digestive double whammy! Have you ever enjoyed ...
IT can help patients age in place – but they understand it
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — The United States is at a juncture of a “perfect storm” – a burgeoning elderly population, chronic diseases and a shortage ...
Do you really need an annual physical?
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Regular physical exams are annual rituals for many Americans. A physical examination is a routine series of tests your primary care provider (PCP) performs ...
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Kid Cudi’s rehab prompts meaningful discussions of race and mental ilness
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Rapper and actor Kid Cudi is receiving a wave of support from fans after announcing that he has checked himself into rehab to combat ...
Blacks and salt
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — The average American consumes nearly 3,400 mg of sodium per day; the recommendation for the American Heart Association is 1,500 mg per day. When there’s ...
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In mental health care, are we treating the symptom but not the cause?
By Anna Challet Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — Mental health underlies many of the issues at the forefront of our national consciousness. Police brutality, gun violence, mass incarceration — ...

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