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ACA enrollment surging, even though it ends Dec. 15

By Cash Michaels Contributing Writer (NNPA) – The enrollment period to be covered by the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) began Nov. 1, and is

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Senators introduce bill to reduce ‘colossal and completely preventable waste’

By Marshall Allen ProPublica Two U.S. senators introduced legislation on October 31 requiring federal agencies to come up with solutions to the waste caused by

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Drug that prevents HIV infection is little known in Black community where disease rates are highest
By Anna Challet Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from New America Media) — A drug that prevents HIV infection has been available for five years. But even in ...
La. ranks third in U.S. in STD cases amid national epidemic
More than two million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2016, the highest number ever, according to the annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance ...
Ageism is everywhere — here’s what we can do about it
By Katy Read Contributing Writer (Special from the Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media) — Birthday-card quips about the supposed horrors of getting older: “If ever there were a time to laugh ...
Can technology predict falls in older adults?
By Randy Rieland Contributing Writer (Special from Next Avenue/New America Media) – The prospect of aging can conjure up a multitude of horrors — a mind stolen by dementia, a body debilitated ...
Is it a cold or hay fever?
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — It’s a question that puzzles lots of folks when those familiar symptoms hit: Is all that coughing and sneezing from a cold or hay ...
Ailing seniors are fastest-growing group using medical marijuana
By Karen Michel Contributing Writer (Special from NPR Here & Now/New America Media) – Larry Yokelson uses a walker and is on oxygen 24/7. “I am not a pothead,” he stated. Although ...
Time again to shop for the best Medicare deal
By Bob Moos Contributing Writer Now’s the time for Louisiana residents with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2018. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Open ...
Diabetes rises to new high in the U. S. as communities take action
By Jane Kennedy Contributing Writer ( — The prevalence of diabetes in the U.S. climbed to a new high of 11.6 percent last year, up from 10.6 percent in 2008, according to ...

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