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Dr. Gary Harris hopes to improve the way the Howard University Bison football team combats concussion, using this ‘Lilypad’ Arduino chip to measure impact during games. Photo courtesy Howard University

Report reveals characteristics of uninsured minorities

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at

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The South’s child well-being crisis

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — A new report looks at the well-being of children by state and finds those living

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Despite advances made by the Affordable Care Act, which requires that everyone in the United States obtain health insurance, African-American males and Latinos still represent the highest proportion of the uninsured population in the country.
Report reveals characteristics of uninsured minorities
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — Randy Wheeling, Curtis Washington and Frankie Rossi each signed up for health insurance under the Affordable ...
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.
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 incidents, thus stressing the importance of water ...
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 ...

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