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Medicaid provides health coverage for 57 percent of Black children

By Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D. Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Medicaid plays a significant role in providing health care to communities of color and

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New Orleans health department will spend the summer trying to make it safer for children to get to school

By Marta Jewson The Lens The New Orleans Health Department is trying to make it safer for children to get to school by teaching them

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The GOP Health Bill—How we got into this mess
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Amid all of the scoreboard coverage of the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA)—they have the Senate votes, they don’t have the votes, ...
Report: Black women are getting healthier, but care is still a challenge
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles on “The Status of Black Women in the United States” recent study. The first in the ...
Lead-polluted water in Flint, Mich. three years ago.
Environmental racism persists
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. The lead poisoning of children in Flint is only the latest ...
Cuts to Medicaid devastating for rural kids
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (New America Media) — House Republicans’ threatened cuts to Medicaid would be devastating for children living in rural areas, according to a new study by researchers at ...
Veterans Affairs official downplays Agent Orange risks, questions critics
By Charles Ornstein ProPublica A key federal official who helps adjudicate claims by veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange has downplayed the risks of the chemical herbicide and questioned ...
Blacks more prone to colon cancers that arise between colonoscopies
By Robert Preidt Contributing Writer (Special from HealthDay News and NorthStarNews Today) — Colon cancer guidelines now recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50 for people at average risk ...
Most elders want to stay at homes, but is that what’s best?
By Lois M. Collins Contributing Writer Second of two parts (Special from Deseret News/New America Media) – A good-natured group of older people has gathered for breakfast in the small common room ...
Louisiana’s dental services falls short, lags most other states
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana and much of the South need more dentists, especially those charging moderate fees. Fifty-four of the state’s 64 parishes are classified as “health-professional shortage areas” for ...

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