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Assisted Suicide Is Not Safe or Compassionate Care

California’s General Assembly approved legislation legalizing the regulation of doctor-assisted suicide. If the Senate follows through as predicted, California will be the fourth state to

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Hidden toxins contaminate Black homes

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Consumers aren’t looking for health problems when they shop at dollar stores or keep older furniture,

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Seven hours of sleep can save you from getting sick
By Shilo Rea Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStarNews Today and Carnegie Mellon University) – Getting an extra hour of sleep can be the difference between staying healthy and catching a cold, new ...
Racial gap at nursing homes narrows
By Mark Michaud Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar News Today and University of Rochester News Service) – While some disparities remain, the quality of care in nursing homes with more racial and ...
Many say mental health care is vital, but often tough to get
(Special from HealthDay News and NorthStarNews Today) — Although most Americans think mental health care is important, they often believe it’s expensive and hard to get, a new survey shows. ...
Why kidney failure risk is 4x higher for Blacks
According to the National Kidney Foundation, kidney failure has a disproportionate impact on minority populations, especially African Americans. The incidence of kidney failure in African Americans is nearly four times ...
Black senior citizens are less likely to receive the therapy they need for depression.
Therapy gap for depressed Black seniors
By Steve Manas Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from — African Americans seniors are the least likely to be diagnosed with depression, and if diagnosed, the least ...
Health watchdog put e-cigarette manufacturers on notice
By Viji Sundaram Contributing Writer SAN FRANCISCO (Special from New how to get a payday loan in maryland America Media) — A California health watchdog put e-cigarette manufacturers on alert on September ...
Too few Blacks, Hispanics are becoming doctors, says study
(Special from HealthDay News and NorthStarNews Today) cash loans busselton – Too few members of minority groups are pursuing careers in U.S. medicine, resulting in a serious lack of diversity ...
New guidelines recommended to control high blood pressure
By Tom Hughes Contributing Writer (Special from NorthStar-News Today, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) – New guidelines for managing high blood pressure include nine ...

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