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Heroin overdoses a major concern in Jeff. Parish

Jefferson Parish Coroner Jerry Cvitanovich said recently that the parish is on track to exceed the 66 fatal heroin overdoses recorded in 2013, with 45

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A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News) – Can you imagine an engine running

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Managing arthritis
(Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Nearly 40 million Americans – or one in every seven people – have arthritis. And while the condition affects people ...
Cervical cancer is preventable if women are proactive
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer Cervical cancer is one of the most preventative cancers; and when caught early, the five-year survival rate is nearly 100 percent, according to Planned Parenthood. The non-profit ...
Push to recruit Black, Latino nurses
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — Arihanna Venable enjoys talking with her patients as she performs physical exams, takes their blood pressure and, ...
Spread of Ebola traced to a 2-year-old
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Global Information Network) — If researchers are correct, a two year old in southeastern Guinea, who died last year with Ebola symptoms, ...
Personal trainer spreading message of healthy living for Black women
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) — Crystal Adell defies the stereotype that Black women do not consistently pursue a ...
Will kidney stones recur? New test might tell
(HealthDay News) — A new tool appears to predict accurately whether someone who’s had a kidney stone will have another one in the future, researchers report.
Xavier professor makes strides in breast cancer research
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer Researchers at Xavier University led by Dr. Guangdi Wang are making exciting discoveries in maximizing the effectiveness of breast cancer treatments.
Stress is a key factor in one’s mental health
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — Stress wreaks havoc on the mind and body. Until now, it hasn’t been clear exactly how stress ...

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