Health

Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

| October 27, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) President Donald Trump just delivered two more gut punches to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in an ongoing effort to knock out President Barack Obama’s legacy. On the same day that Trump signed an executive order crafted to open up the health insurance marketplace to barely there plans that […]

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NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

NAACP Indiana to train East Chicago students, community members to test for lead pollution

| October 11, 2017

EAST CHICAGO, Ind.—In response to the ongoing mismanaged lead crisis in East Chicago and the Trump administration’s cuts to the EPA and environmental justice programs, NAACP Indiana, in partnership with Indiana State University and the Union of Concerned Scientists, kicks off Our Community Scientists initiative with a hosted a series of student and community lead […]

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Drug overdose leading cause of accidental death inU.S.

Drug overdose leading cause of accidental death inU.S.

| October 10, 2017

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. In 2014, it surpassed both car accidents and gun violence in number of deaths. Those with loved ones who are using opiates or heroin need to be aware that opiates are the main contributors to this problem. With drug dealers across the […]

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Paula Autry chosen as new Lutheran Hospital CEO

Paula Autry chosen as new Lutheran Hospital CEO

| October 10, 2017

Leader with Fort Wayne connection set to start Nov. 6 FORT WAYNE—Paula Autry has been chosen to guide Lutheran Hospital into the future as its new chief executive officer. She has 30 years of experience in the field of healthcare. Autry comes to Lutheran after serving as CEO of Detroit Medical Center’s Sinai-Grace Hospital, a […]

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Observe Fire Prevention Week

Observe Fire Prevention Week

| October 9, 2017

Oct. 8 starts Fire Prevention Week, a national event to raise awareness of fire safety. This year, I’d like to thank local apartment property managers who are helping reduce the number of fires in Allen County by making their properties smoke-free. In addition to the health benefits, there are many other reasons to go smoke-free. […]

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Spotlight on Soothin’ the Blues (with love) first Fashion Extravaganza to Celebrate Life

Spotlight on Soothin’ the Blues (with love) first Fashion Extravaganza to Celebrate Life

| August 16, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your busy days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind. On that note, let’s have some fun as we share with […]

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Zimbabwe nurse wins HIV research award for groundbreaking work

Zimbabwe nurse wins HIV research award for groundbreaking work

| August 12, 2017

(GIN)—As an epidemiologist, Chenai Mathabire is a hard-working researcher, conducting TB screening tests and observing the effects of long-term ARV use on the emergence of non-communicable diseases in HIV patients. But, sometimes there is a chance to do more, as when a woman came into the clinic who was very, very sick. After testing the […]

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A little touch is never too much

A little touch is never too much

| June 29, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. From the time I entered medical school, I can’t recall one course that I took that ever mentioned the work “touch.” Luckily, I was familiar with the word when my mom was making a cake or pie. She never used measuring spoons. She would just add a touch of this […]

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Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

| June 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Every time someone leaves this world, there is a loss felt in some quarter. But, the recent passing of one local community icon has left nearly everyone stunned across the Summit City. On June 7, word started circulating that Eric D. Hackley had passed away. All throughout the community, people were in disbelief. For […]

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Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

Fort Wayne Urban League hosts ‘Accesory Fair’ for women in shelters

| April 28, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Urban League is scheduled to host We’re having an “Accessory Fair” from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., April 28, at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St. This “Accessory Fair” is an opportunity to “give” gently used accessories to women living in six different shelters/halfway houses working to transform […]

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