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Increased health risks for isolated elders

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Part II Recent studies show that prolonged isolation from society represents the same health risks as smoking 15 cigarettes

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Color Me Bad? Negative stereotypes a ‘threat’ to Black health

By Chandra Thomas Contributing Writer (Special from NBCBLK/New America Media) — The face of the HIV and AIDS crisis is undeniably Black. If current diagnosis

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Isolation amongst older adults results in increased health risks, study says
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Editor’s note: This story is the first installment in a two-part series on the adverse health effects of isolation amongst older adults. In this first installment, ...
Rethinking the cost of war
By Mike Hixenbaugh The Virginian-Pilot, and Charles Ornstein, ProPublica There are many ways to measure the cost of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War: In bombs (7 million tons), in ...
House calls are back – and hospitals see them saving Medicare money
By Mark Taylor Contributing Writer (Special from HFMA Healthcare Business News and New America Media) — Even as hospitals continue to search for ways to fund home independence programs for patients, Congress ...
Understanding holiday weight gain
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Reports of your holiday weight gain have been greatly exaggerated. Media stories often suggest that the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving ...
Aging in Trump’s America is something to fear, healthcare experts warn
By Elizabeth Payne Contributing Writer (Ottawa Citizen/New America Media) — Being old in America could get a lot more difficult under a Donald Trump presidency, experts in aging warned last month as ...
Aging boomers to depend on help from their friends, extended kin
By Lois Collins Contributing Writer (Special from Deseret News/New America Media) – Family members already form an “invisible workforce” that cares for America’s frail elders. But changes in policy and family structure ...
Cure sought for the soaring cost of insulin
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (NorthStarNews Today) — U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Elijah Cummings have asked the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the rise ...
Louisiana fights an HIV epidemic
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer While HIV infections do not garner the media attention they did during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the disease is still at epidemic proportions ...

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