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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.

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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

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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 ...
Louisianians are particularly susceptible to catching RSV
By Kelly Parker Contributing Writer As we are on alert for the peak of flu season, parents should also be aware of the possibility of the seasonal sniffles affecting little ones to ...
History could impact how Blacks care for relatives with dementia
By Burney Simpson Contributing Writer (Special from www.Black-mansStreet.Today) — The history of African Americans in the U.S. may influence Black caregivers of relatives with dementia to take a different treatment approach ...
How to treat a family member with dementia this holiday season
Whether it’s Mom, Dad, Grand­ma or Grandpa — or your spouse — the “holiday quarter” can present special challenges for families with a loved one suffering from dementia. “We have an ...
Loss of smell could predict death for elderly
By Dorothy Rowley Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer) – Older adults who’ve lost their sense of smell — namely, the ability to pick up on strong ...

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