Health

‘Going Home’

‘Going Home’

| August 29, 2015

By Melissa Rinehart Special to Frost Illustrated Death is not an easy subject to discuss.  This is why metaphors like “Starting to pack my suitcase,” “Putting on my traveling shoes,” or “Going home” resonate so well within the African American community.  Some of you may even stop reading this story at this point.  However, I […]

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Boy in need became doctor to serve needy

Boy in need became doctor to serve needy

| August 27, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Time waits for no one, especially for me. It seems that I’m still racing toward goals that seem endless and impossible. This year I will celebrating 54 years at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., where I received my medical degree. I completed my medical training in Internal […]

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No place to call home

No place to call home

| August 19, 2015

Assisted living center accused of mistreatment abandons man in ER By Norman J. Dotson Special to the NNPA from The Dallas Examiner Falsely accused of attempting to commit suicide, deaf and blind man Ahmed Al Ghazawi spent a little over a week living in a chair at a psychiatric emergency center after being illegally removed […]

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Caring and taking charge—no reason not to know

Caring and taking charge—no reason not to know

| August 11, 2015

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin Many times, people come up with lame excuses for not doing or not adhering to a regulation. When in this day and age, there’s no reason not to know.  There are so many resources available to today’s families that were not available a mere 20 years ago. Thus, there is literally […]

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YWCA August Diversity Dialogue: Autism Awareness and Women’s Equality Day set for Aug. 26

YWCA August Diversity Dialogue: Autism Awareness and Women’s Equality Day set for Aug. 26

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to join YWCA Northeast Indiana on Aug. 26 for two “exciting” events. The day’s activities are scheduled to begin at 12 noon with the YWCA’s monthly Diversity Dialogue.  Like everyone else, people with autism move through significant life changes. Their quality of life depends not only on the foundation provided in childhood, […]

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Neighborhood Health Clinics to celebrate National Health Center Week with Free Community Health Fairs

Neighborhood Health Clinics to celebrate National Health Center Week with Free Community Health Fairs

| August 10, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. is scheduled to celebrates National Health Center Week 2015 with two Community Health Fairs. The fairs are scheduled for: • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 11 at their Southeast location, 3350 East Paulding Road; and • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 13 at their […]

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Today’s aging minorities most impacted by poor finances

Today’s aging minorities most impacted by poor finances

| August 10, 2015

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Even as the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, the Older Americans Act, and the 80th anniversary of Social Security, issues of race, class, and access remain recalcitrant barriers to elder security. Particularly among blacks, living longer has often meant subsisting […]

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Obama needs to do more to halt female genital mutilation

Obama needs to do more to halt female genital mutilation

| August 7, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Many years ago, as a single man in my early 30s, I dated a young, attractive West African woman. I liked her from the moment I laid my eyes on her.  Janet (not her real name) was soft-spoken, well-mannered, educated, hard working and very easy on the eyes. But, any […]

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Dying to live

Dying to live

| August 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH Life is precious. In fact, as we well know, life is no dress rehearsal; therefore, squeeze out of it all you can live and let live. Often, I have heard the statement at a funeral, “Well at least he or she is no longer suffering, and is now resting.” As […]

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On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

On 50th anniversary, Medicare, Medicaid still vital

| July 30, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—As Medicare and Medicaid turn 50 this week, the nation takes a look at the impact of two of the most significant government programs ever launched. Medicare serves roughly 52 million Americans as of 2013, about 10 percent of whom are black. The program is part of the […]

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