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Summer campaign raises awareness to prevent child heatstroke

The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has joined a national effort to help protect children from the dangerous effects of heatstroke.

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Drowning incidents heighten water-safety consciousness

By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer As the peak of summer approac­hes, the crescent city and surrounding areas have witnessed an increasing number of accidental drowning

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Children with mental illnesses struggle to find help as schools, hospital systems are decentralized
By Sarah Carr The Hechinger Report New Orleans has become a case study in how children and families are affected by decentralization of public education and mental health systems. The ...
‘Promising’ cancer treatments on the horizon
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Cancer is the nation’s second-leading cause of death for both Blacks and whites. While there is no known cure for cancer, a ...
Study: Diabetes medication Metformin more effective in Black patients than in white
By Vanessa Blanchard Contributing Writer (Special from Dailey Digest News and The NorthStar News & Analysis) – Black people who treat their type 2 diabetes with a drug called Metformin are likely ...
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Traditional parental roles are changing
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer A new study by the Pew Research Center points to a dramatic shift in the traditional role of fathers in American life as an increasing number of ...
U.S. diabetes cases jump to 29 million: CDC
(HealthDay News) — The number of Americans with diabetes rose from 26 million in 2010 to 29 million — nine percent of the population—in 2012, a new federal government study ...
Tulane professor leads drug resistance study on children born with HIV
By Nayita Wilson Contributing Writer Researchers have released preliminary findings of an ongoing study to determine the viral resistance of children infected with HIV at or around birth to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, ...
Sleep apnea may raise risk of diabetes, research suggests
(HealthDay News) --- A study of more than 8,600 people suffering from sleep apnea suggests a possible increased risk for developing diabetes, Canadian researchers report. The researchers noted that sleep apnea ...
Health care clinic targeted for Broadmoor area
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer A new health clinic in the heart of Broadmoor promises to bring affordable health services to an area—bordered by the former B.W. Cooper housing development; the Gert ...

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