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Sleep: Nature’s elixir for sustaining good health

By Kevin McNeir Contributing Writer (Washington Informer/New America Media) — How many hours per night do you sleep? Do you ever feel the need to

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Could a vaccine prevent Alzheimer’s? Some researchers think so

By Elizabeth Payne Contributing Writer (Special from Ottawa Citizen/New America Media) — Could Alzheimer’s disease be prevented one day with a vaccine? That is the

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Digital health portals could actually widen health disparities
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — A much-heralded push toward digital patient portals, commonly integrated with electronic health records, may be exacerbating health disparities between rich and ...
McCain’s brain cancer draws renewed attention to possible Agent Orange connection
By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica and Mike Hixenbaugh The Houston Chronicle When Amy Jones’ dad, Paul, was diagnosed with glioblastoma last month, she wondered whether it might be tied to his time in Vietnam.
Your skin does more than just protect your organs…
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Summer is here, and having fun in the sun is no longer just a daydream. But for humans, exposure to the sun reminds us of ...
Warning signs of a heart attack
By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer ( — Predicting a heart attack before it happens can be difficult. Almost two-thirds of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease have no previous symptoms, ...
War on opioids hurts Sickle Cell Disease patients
By Leonard E. Colvin Contributing Writer (Special from The New Journal and Guide) — For the thousands of individuals who suffer from the effects of sickle cell anemia, pain is a ...
How Medicaid helps Black women
By Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D. Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Medicaid is absolutely essential for minority women and their families. Minority women are underpaid in comparison to other groups, lack access ...
Baby teeth link autism and heavy metals, NIH study suggests
(Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Baby teeth from children with autism contain more toxic lead and less of the essential nutrients zinc and manganese, compared to teeth from children without ...
Medicaid provides health coverage for 57 percent of Black children
By Dawn Godbolt, Ph.D. Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today) — Medicaid plays a significant role in providing health care to communities of color and reducing health disparities. People of color tend ...

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