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Study exposes nursing home residents’ aggression against each other

By Encarnacion Pyle Contributing Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (Special from Columbus Dispatch/New America Media) – When people talk about abuse in nursing homes, they generally are

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City council to consider secondhand smoke in casinos

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer New employees at Harrah’s New Orleans on Canal St. and other casinos across the nation sign forms acknowledging that they’ll

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Being fit keeps blood pressure in check
(Special from Blackman-Street.Today and HealthDay News) — Being in good shape seems to reduce your risk of high blood pressure, researchers report. They looked at data from more than 57,000 Americans, ...
Study says funding cuts helped to spread Ebola in West Africa
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) - Spending cuts, pushed by an international lender, “weakened health care systems in the West African region”, leaving the ...
Why eldercare will need more Gen Xers, Millennials—and money
By Kimberly Palmer Contributing Writer (Special from U.S. News & Word Report and New America Media) – From the outside, Kathryn Robison, 29, looks like any other graduate student on campus at ...
Hearts, minds, sugar and sleep: Health/mental health in Black elders
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer WASHINGTON, D.C. (Special from Blackmans-Street.Today and New America Media) — Researchers on health conditions among older African Americans linked the development of chronic illness to ...
Black diabetics suffer from high rates of vision loss
(www.BlackMansStreet.Today) — African Americans suffering from diabetes have higher rates of vision loss compared with other ethnic and racial groups, and poor access to eye exams play a role in ...
Increasing Black elders to see sharp rise in Alzheimer’s
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from and New America Media) — The number of African-American elders will double in only 16 years to 6.9 million people—and the risk of ...
Dillard University announces addition of medical physics program
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Ranked as a top producer of African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in physics (says the American Institute of Physics, 2012) and among the top 50 colleges ...
U.S. demand for Ebola ‘moon suits’ creates shortages in Africa
( – Aid agencies that use the iconic ‘moon suits’ – the odd-looking full-body outfits used in battling Ebola – are running dangerously low as the protective garb is being ...

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