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February is American heart month

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Heart health awareness is particularly important for Black men because we are at a

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More Americans care for elderly relatives, but who cares for the caregivers?

By Encarnacion Plye Contributing Writer (Special from Columbus Dispatch/New America Media) — The United States needs to do more to help the tens of millions

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‘Memory cafés’ take aim at elder isolation, dementia concerns
By Sandra Larson Contributing Writer (Special from Bay State Banner/New America Media) — On a drizzly November day, the Boston Center for Youth and Families Grove Hall Senior Center, at the border ...
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With incidents increasing, what’s being done to prevent senior falls?
By Mark Taylor Contributing Writer (Special from Chicago Tribune/New America Media) — Judith Fredman fell in her classroom. The now-retired Spanish and French teacher was talking with students 10 years ago when she ...
Parents with autistic kids could lose care in ACA repeal
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (New America Media) — As a parent of a 10-year-old son diagnosed with autism and a wide range of dental and medical issues, Christina Clark knows how ...
Fighting ageism, seniors’ isolation across generations
By Deborah Martinez Contributing Writer (KSFR Public Radio/New America Media) — Ageism, as defined in Merriam Webster’s dictionary, is “prejudice or discrimination against a particular age-group, especially the elderly.” “Elderly” is not ...
Young Blacks benefit from HPV vaccine
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (The Washington Informer) — Higher rates of cancers associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) occur in African Americans compared to Whites, according to a nationally ...
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 a day, and that deep loneliness can greatly ...
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 rates continue, approximately one ...
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, ...

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