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Warning signs of a heart attack

By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Predicting a heart attack before it happens can be difficult. Almost two-thirds of women who die suddenly of

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War on opioids hurts Sickle Cell Disease patients

By Leonard E. Colvin Contributing Writer (Special from The New Journal and Guide) — For the thousands of individuals who suffer from the effects of

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How Medicaid helps Black women
By Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D. Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Medicaid is absolutely essential for minority women and their families. Minority women are underpaid in comparison to other groups, lack access ...
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Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals, NIH study suggests
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without ...
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Medicaid provides health coverage for 57 percent of Black children
By Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D. Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Medicaid plays a significant role in providing health care to communities of color and reducing health disparities. People of color tend ...
New Orleans health department will spend the summer trying to make it safer for children to get to school
By Marta Jewson The Lens The New Orleans Health Department is trying to make it safer for children to get to school by teaching them about street safety, providing stipends to ...
The GOP Health Bill—How we got into this mess
By Paul Kleyman Contributing Writer (New America Media) — Amid all of the scoreboard coverage of the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA)—they have the Senate votes, they don’t have the votes, ...
Report: Black women are getting healthier, but care is still a challenge
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles on “The Status of Black Women in the United States” recent study. The first in the ...
Lead-polluted water in Flint, Mich. three years ago.
Environmental racism persists
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Environmental racism is the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color. The lead poisoning of children in Flint is only the latest ...
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Cuts to Medicaid devastating for rural kids
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (New America Media) — House Republicans’ threatened cuts to Medicaid would be devastating for children living in rural areas, according to a new study by researchers at ...

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