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Black diabetics suffer from high rates of vision loss

(www.BlackMansStreet.Today) — African Americans suffering from diabetes have higher rates of vision loss compared with other ethnic and racial groups, and poor access to eye

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Increasing Black elders to see sharp rise in Alzheimer’s

By Frederick H. Lowe Contributing Writer (Special from and New America Media) — The number of African-American elders will double in only 16 years

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Dillard University announces addition of medical physics program
By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer Ranked as a top producer of African Americans with bachelor’s degrees in physics (says the American Institute of Physics, 2012) and among the top 50 colleges ...
U.S. demand for Ebola ‘moon suits’ creates shortages in Africa
( – Aid agencies that use the iconic ‘moon suits’ – the odd-looking full-body outfits used in battling Ebola – are running dangerously low as the protective garb is being ...
Studies link obesity and cancer
By Stacy M. Brown Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) — Sharon Carter does everything that she can to lose weight. After years of overindulging, ...
Study: One in five nursing home residents are abused
By Barbara Peters Smith Contributing Writer (Special from Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media) – The horrific possibility that their loved one has been abused in a nursing home can dawn on family members ...
Diabetes and falls prevention: Researchers work with Seniors
By Elizabeth Simpson Contributing Writer NORFOLK, Va.(Special from The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media) – Diane Newlon is using weights and rubberized exercise bands at Old Dominion University to ward against a phenomenon that ...
Stress increases risky sexual behavior in adolescents, study finds
By Charmaine Jackson Contributing Writer The Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies (IWES) of New Orleans presented BY! NOLA! (Believe in Youth, New Orleans, LA) Leadership Summit on Adolescent Health, to reveal ...
Medicare’s ‘Extra Help’ program helps people with limited income
Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and ...
Dealing with dementia: An African-American son tells his story
By Yanick Rice Lamb Contributing Writer (Special from The Root/New America Media) – Todd Shurn braced his mother from behind, allowing her arms to rest on his as they shuffled into a ...

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