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Minority women get worse breast cancer care, regardless of tumor type

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas Contributing Writer HealthDay News — No matter the type or stage of breast cancer, minority women are more likely to be

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Resident-on-resident abuse a common problem at nursing homes

By Melinda Miller Contributing Writer BUFFALO, N.Y (Special from Buffalo News/New America Media) – When families need to find a nursing home for a relative

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Can years of discrimination disrupt stress hormones?
By Julie Deardoff Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) - Feelings of discrimination can change how our bodies control levels of the stress hormone cortisol. That’s true for both whites and Blacks, but new ...
HBCUs want to kick cigarettes and their butts off of its campuses
By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Thirty-three of the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities announced on earlier this month they have kicked off a Tobacco-Free ...
Poor, minorities spend more time waiting for medical care
(HealthDay News and NorthStarNews Today) — While almost everyone complains about the time it takes to see their doctor, the problem is even worse for minorities and poor people, according ...
Ancient medicine may offer a new hope
By Andre Loftis Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from Black Voice News) – The Meridian System, a foundation principle of ancient and traditional Chinese medicine; and, the essence of Acupuncture therapy, ...
What the updated HIV/AIDS strategy means for Black America
By Carma Henry Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette) — In 2010 President Barack Obama made history by releasing the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy to provide a blueprint ...
Racism has long-term health impacts on Blacks, study concludes
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Racial discrimination experienced by youth can have far-reaching health impacts well into their ...
Asking the right questions for your end-of-life choices
By Paula Spencer Scott Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – When retired professor, Jeffrey Butler, suffered a stroke at age 79, the prevailing concept of “the best medicine” kicked in ...
Some prostate cancer patients may not benefit from hormone therapy
(Special HealthDay News and NorthStarNews Today) — Men with prostate cancer who also have had a heart attack may fare better with radiation therapy alone rather than with the standard ...

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