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Breast cancer study saving Black women

By Zenitha Prince Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper) – African-American women suffering from breast cancer in

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Ebola in America: CDC, White House fighting fears with information

By Hazel Trice Edney Contributing Writer ( — As the first case of the deadly Ebola virus has been diagnosed in the U.S., the Centers

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Approximately 2.5 million men in the nation currently have prostate cancer, and African Americans are 60 percent more likely to develop the disease than whites.
Health screenings vital to Black men
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspap-er) – It’s an occurrence that Maryland’s Dr. Sanford Siegel has seen all too often. The longtime physician, ...
A ‘fight for survival’: Male breast cancer awareness
By Mary L. Datcher Contributing Writer CHICAGO (Special to the NNPA from The Windy City Word) – When you hear the name Twone Gabz, many of us are not familiar with the ...
Making smart Medicare choices for 2015
By Ron Pollack Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — As we head into autumn, people with Medicare once again need to consider their options for next year. ...
Could more low-income women benefit from doulas?
By Deonna Anderson Contributing Writer (Special from VoiceWaves/­New America Media) – It was the spring of 2010 when Long Beach teen Elizabeth Thai gave birth to her first child. She hadn’t taken ...
Southern University System approves SUNO nursing program
The Southern University System Board of Supervisors has approved Southern University at New Orleans’ Letter of Intent to develop a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (BSN). The new program ...
Faulty shale gas wells contaminated drinking water
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Drinking water has been contaminated in Texas and Pennsylvania as a result of shale gas drilling, and the cause was faulty gas ...
8th Annual Southern obesity summit scheduled for October
By Rosemary Eng Contributing Writer (Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) — For big problems, like obesity in Ameri­ca, solutions can come in small steps like the “walking school bus.” ...
Health woes to worsen due to climate change, study warns
Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections and food shortages (Special from HealthDay News and NorthStar News & Analysis) — Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate change, a new ...

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