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Vietnam vets push VA to link bladder cancer to Agent Orange

By Mike Hixenbaugh The Virginian-Pilot and Charles Ornstein and Terry Parris Jr., ProPublica Alan Eller has spent more than a decade trying to convince the

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Diabetes is pervasive among Blacks

By Glenn Ellis Contributing Writer (George Curry Media) – As rampant as diabetes is in our community, it is well past time we took some

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Black women with fibroids have greater cancer risk
By Lisa Chedekel Contributing Writer Black women with a history of uterine fibroids have a 40 percent higher risk of endometrial cancer, a new study shows.
Finding support for seniors facing challenges living alone
By Lisa Esposito Contributing Writer Part II (Special from U.S. News & World Report/New America Media) – Your parent prizes his or her independence and insists on living at home, alone. However, you ...
Davis Satcher, former Surgeon General makes plea for equity in health care
(Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Capital Outlook) – Leadership and equity are two important elements that must be in place if any serious dent is going ...
Aging parents at a distance who aren’t really just fine’
By Lisa Esposito Contributing Writer (Special from U.S. News & World Report/New America Media) – “I’m doing fine.” It’s reassuring to hear when you call a parent who lives far away. But ...
The other 2016 Campaign: Reframing aging
By Bob Rosenblatt Contributing Writer (Special from PBS Next Avenue/New America Media) – It’s a scary and depressing image of aging: If you are sick or poor and over 65, it’s your ...
Rare form of diabetes needs its own treatment rules
By Jim Dryden Contributing Writer Patients with a rare, genetic form of diabetes often are misdiagnosed as having type 2 diabetes because the two share symptoms. Now, scientists say treating these patients with ...
Confusion on palliative care vs. hospice limits help at end-of-life
By Jennifer L. Boen Contributing Writer (Special from Fort Wayne News-Sentinel/New America Media) – Rozanne and Gerald Hallman were thrust unexpectedly and severely into the land of the seriously ill when, in ...
Fibroids may be caused by hair products, according to new report
By Sistas, we may all be in trouble according to a new report. It says that fibroids and some cancers may be the result of the products we use ...

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