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Obama Care improves health of Black America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist Black Americans continue to face serious disparities in education, employment, and in economic development. While over 45 million

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Low vitamin D linked to aggressive prostate cancer

By Erin White Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) – A vitamin D deficiency may increase the chance of developing aggressive forms of prostate cancer

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New study attempts to tackle preeclampsia which disproportionately affects Black pregnancies
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Pregnancy disorders preeclampsia and early-onset preeclampsia affect roughly 10,000 women in the United States each year. That might not seem like a lot, but when the condition ...
EPA slow to halt use of deadly pesticide
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) – On a cool November day in 2009, farmworker Jovita Alfau was transplanting hibiscus as she’d been instructed in a section of ...
Black men may get worse prostate cancer care, study contends
(HealthDay News) — Older Black men with prostate cancer seem more likely to receive poorer quality of care that costs more compared to white men, a new study found.
Racism linked to Asthma risk for Black women
By Tom Testa Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from — African-American women who have frequent experiences with racism are at greater risk of developing asthma as adults, ...
There’s no place like home for taking your blood pressure
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) – Individuals are being urged to take their blood pressure at home or other places outside of a hospital setting because being in a physician’s ...
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 diagnosed later in the disease than white ...
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 who can no longer live at home, ...
Can years of discrimination disrupt stress hormones?
By Julie Deardoff Contributing Writer ( - 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 ...

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