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CDC says 1 in 4 U.S. families faced medical debt crisis in 2012

By Alexis Taylor Contributing Writer (Special from AFRO and New America Media) – One out of every four American families in 2012 dealt with a

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OTC drugs: A dangerous prescription for confusion

By Rochelle Sharpe Contributing Writer (Connecticut Health I-Team/New America Media) – At Able Care Pharmacy & Medical Supplies in Enfield, Conn., Ashraf Moustafa often tries

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Small Beginnings: Parents sacrifice to see their ‘premies’ prevail
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer From conception to delivery, no two pregnancies are alike. The same can be said for life after birth, especially in cases of prematurity.
Blacks’ sleeping patterns are unhealthy, Harvard study finds
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer Lack of slumber may contribute to chronic diseases - diabetes and high blood pressure (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from TheNorthStar­ — Perceived or objective ...
DHH’s new regulations for abortion clinics stir outrage
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Louisiana’s pro-choice advocates are in an uproar over new regulations released by Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). Critics feel these regulations would be tantamount to ...
Five secrets for quitting smoking
(Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) – Most smokers say they want to quit and many will make a New Year’s Resolution to quit in ...
Protect yourself: Flu Season is here
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) — The flu season is beginning to take off and many states are feeling the impact. Last year, ...
Protect skin from outdoor cold and indoor heat
(Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) — Although a long, hot shower or snuggling in a heavy sweater and other warm clothing in a toasty room ...
Preventing elders’ fatal falls could save $30 billion a year?
By Barbara Peters Smith Contributing Writer SARASOTA, Fla. (Special from Sarasota Herald-Tribune and New America Media) — Whatever you do, don’t fall. This is the steely warning people hear repeatedly once they ...
Study: Poverty impacts early child brain development
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — In a study with weighty implications for Black families, it was found that poverty ...

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