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National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, an opportunity for us to take care of ourselves, our health, and our community.

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Fighting for Medicaid expansion in Louisiana

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Along I-10 between Baton Rouge and Port Allen, a billboard using the same colors and font as the state

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A foot with gout. Black men suffer from higher rates of gout because of high blood pressure and the oral medications needed to treat disease.
Common gout drug tied to lower risk of early death in study
By Robert Preidt Contributing Writer (Special from HealthDay News and — A drug often used to treat gout may reduce the risk of premature death in patients with this common form ...
Women’s health post-abortion bill passes house committee
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Proposed legislation that would provide for a streamlined approach to the post-procedure health and medical attention of women who undergo abortion procedures passed the Louisiana House of ...
Caregiver Fatigue: Dealing with it starts with recognizing you have it
By Eileen Beal Contributing Writer (Special from Today’s Caregiver/New America Media) – Former First Lady Roslyn Carter, founder of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving, says there are four kinds of people ...
Final push to get Blacks signed up for health insurance
By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — With less than two weeks left to sign up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, grassroots supporters of the mandatory ...
Your feet tell the story…
By Valecia Weeks Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times) – If Your Feet Could Talk…. what would they say? Would they say, “I feel nice and pretty ...
Controlling other health issues reduces kidney disease risk
Keeping your blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol in check reduces the risk of developing kidney disease or kidney failure.
Future of children’s health insurance program (CHIP) put into question
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer The 2015 expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has advocates asking Congressional leaders to commit to funding the program beyond the expiration date. CHIP, which provides ...
Survey: Percentage of Blacks who lack health insurance drops
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from The North Star News) – The number of African Americans who lack health insurance has dropped and the reason for the decline most likely ...

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