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Music helps trigger Alzheimer patients’ memories

By John Carlson Contributing Writer MUNCIE, Ind. (Special to the Associated Press from The Star-Press) — It was early Sunday afternoon when Mike Gerhard and

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Experts warn sleepless seniors about overusing drugs

By Dawn Williams Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Senior News 50 & Better/New America Media) — Everyone faces an occasional restless night, but researchers have learned that

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In crowded households, stress is a killer
By Rabiya Hussain Contributing Writer LONG BEACH (New America Media/VoiceWaves) — Every morn­ing before Evangelina Rami­rez leaves for work, she cleans the house in a meticulous manner so that everything is ...
What’s good for your heart is good for your colon
By Sandra Jordan Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American) — Did you know that lifestyle changes that are recommended for your heart are the same ones recommended ...
Black families becoming more aware of autism
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As Camille Proctor watched her one year-old son, she knew something wasn’t right. He played with others and enjoyed affection, but he never ...
Restaurants in poor areas push unhealthy foods
(HealthDay News) — Restau­rants near public housing developments tend to offer unhealthy meals, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed menus from 61 fast-food and 72 table-service restaurants within a half mile ...
Researchers puzzled by rising death rates for African-American women in childbirth
By Marjorie Valbrun Contributing Writer (Special from Americas­ – rates of obesity, high blood pressure and inadequate prenatal care cause death from childbirth more often for African Americans in the United States ...
Diabetes tied to higher risk of pancreatic cancer in study
But it’s not always clear which disease comes first, researchers say (Special from HealthDay News and — People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people ...
Prediabetics, many times a prelude to Type 2 diabetes
(Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner) — The battle of the bulge is a lifelong challenge for many women. This is largely because our bodies are designed to ...
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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