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La. receives ranking of 48th in overall health

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Louisiana residents and Americans in general are making a small bit of progress in their overall health, according to

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Increased vaccinations may cut preventable deaths, officials say

By Thomas Goldsmith Contributing Writer DURHAM, N.C. (Special from News & Observer and New America Media) — Amira Welch says she converted from being reluctant

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Kidney stones can be a real pain
By Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder) – Kidney stones are small stone-like objects formed from the crystallization of dietary minerals found in ...
State’s health clinics see benefits from the ACA
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Louisiana Democrats are touting the benefits state health clinics continue to receive under the Affordable Care Act as area health care providers receive millions of dollars ...
Despite help, emotional impact of HIV still overwhelming
By Karen Moore Contributing Writer ( – As she stares at herself in the mirror preparing for another day, hidden behind her beauty is a secret that no one could ever ...
Black participation low in clinical trials
By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) – Despite many breakthroughs in medicine, health outcomes for African Americans continue to be disproportionately ...
Dillard men’s health fair set for Dec. 14
Dillard University will hold a men’s health fair on Saturday, December 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at All Souls’ Episcopal Church and Community Center, 5500 St. Claude Avenue, ...
HPV vaccines are less effective for Black women
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Although Black women are twice as likely as white women to die from cervical cancer, Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination may not prevent cervical ...
Common Ground Health Clinic in Algiers receives federally qualified health status
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer In September 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina, a small, ragtag group founded the Common Ground Health Clinic (CGHC) in the McDonough neighborhood of Algiers. This mobilization ...
Taking diabetes to heart: A recipe for type 2 diabetes management
Did you know that celebrity chef Art Smith is one of the nearly 26 million Americans in the United States living with diabetes?

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