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Yet, another battle: Substandard rental conditions

By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer In the New Orleans East house where resident Trina Lackey lived with her son, water crept through the walls and

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Study: Blacks receive less medication for pain

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – My mother, Ruth Belle Lowe, would soon die from cancer. I stayed in her

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Caregivers face crushing demands, but help isn’t far
By Hanah Cho Contributing Writer (Special from Dallas Morning News/New America Media) – For the past five years, Jan Draper has rarely left the side of her husband, Gary, who has Alzheimer’s ...
No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) – There are many topics in our society that are considered taboo. Though a fact of life, people just don’t talk about them. One ...
With aging and illness, some LGBT people are opting for the closet
By Ellen Rand Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Lawrence Johnson and Alexandre Rheume were an interracial couple, who had been together 38 years until Rheume – 22 years older ...
Asthma rates among Blacks will take your breath away
By Dr. Sheryl E. Lucas Contributing Writer (Special from The Root and New America Media) – In a speech to the Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights in ...
Brain research drives push to educate zero- to five-year-olds
By George White Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – Speaking at a forum promoting parental awareness of early childhood education, education advocate Ernesto Saldana literally illustrated the stakes by ...
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Vietnam vets push VA to link bladder cancer to Agent Orange
By Mike Hixenbaugh The Virginian-Pilot and Charles Ornstein and Terry Parris Jr., ProPublica Alan Eller has spent more than a decade trying to convince the Department of Veterans Affairs that his ...
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Diabetes is pervasive among Blacks
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) – As rampant as diabetes is in our community, it is well past time we took some serious action. Diabetes is a disease ...
Black women with fibroids have greater cancer risk
By Lisa Chedekel Contributing Writer Black women with a history of uterine fibroids have a 40 percent higher risk of endometrial cancer, a new study shows.

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