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Few Sickle Cell patients receive beneficial drug

(Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly) — Few American adults with sickle cell anemia are getting a recommended medication that can help them manage

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Depression, Black superwoman syndrome and suicide

By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — She was the founder of For Brown Girls and, later,

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16.9 million more Americans insured under Obamacare, study says
By Agnes Constante Contributing Writer (Special from Asian Journal and New America Media) – Nearly 17 million Americans have gained health insurance since key provisions of the Affordable Care Act were implemented ...
The re-emergence of the doula
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer It takes a village to not only raise a child, but also to prepare for his or her arrival into the world. Today, giving birth involves making a ...
Planned Parenthood stresses that silence is not consent
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in this country, states Raegan Carter, Senior Director of External Services in Louisiana, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, and teens of ...
In health, income has greater impact than race
By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Being poor can have a bigger impact on your health than your race, according to a recent report by the Urban Institute. “Income is ...
Howard Univ. launches a discussion on African-American mental health
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer WASHINGTON (Howard University News Service) — A one-year effort to change negative attitudes in the Black community toward those with mental health problems began at a Howard ...
Vaginal Health 101: Dryness, Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRTs) and Viagra for Her
By Akima Taylor Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times) — In communities around the world, the vagina seems to be a taboo topic; an irrelevant topic or a ...
Study says 60 percent of Black women will marry
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from — The proportion of Black women college graduates 25 to 35 years old who have never married is 60 percent compared ...
Four reasons to vaccinate your child
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Through advancements in medical science, children can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases, ...

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