Health

Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

Phill Wilson: Still answering black AIDS call at 60

| April 28, 2016

By Karen Ocamb (Black AIDS Institute) Special to the NNPA The first cases of what became HIV/AIDS hit the news on June 5, 1981. Soon, Phill Wilson, then just 25, and his new boyfriend Chris Brownlie were both diagnosed with swollen lymph nodes, which their doctor suggested could be related to the mysterious disease. But, […]

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Zetas to host Nursing Diversity Career Symposium

Zetas to host Nursing Diversity Career Symposium

| April 27, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Zeta Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. is scheduled to host a Nursing Diversity Career Symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 7 at the Grand Wayne convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., in the  Harrison Room. This first Nursing Diversity Career Symposium is designed to bring awareness to potential […]

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Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| April 27, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he wrote many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read his poetry […]

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Uncontrolled diabetes could be due to thy thyroid

Uncontrolled diabetes could be due to thy thyroid

| April 20, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. During my practice of medicine in the ’hood, my family and I lived above my office. They participated in helping me to give service to my neighbors and patients. My wife was my sidekick and kept things on an even keel. My children cleaned and kept the office in top […]

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PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

| April 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—PTSD doesn’t only afflict combat vets and survivors of rape and natural disasters. Too many American children—especially children of color living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty—show the effects of racism, street violence, domestic instability and other adversities. Their symptoms look a lot like post-traumatic stress disorder. The big difference for many is that there […]

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Indiana Tech’s Eyes on Psychology Conference set for April 22

Indiana Tech’s Eyes on Psychology Conference set for April 22

| April 15, 2016

Event will focus on diversity, research and treatment FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech’s College of General Studies is partnering with Parkview Behavioral Health, the Lutheran Foundation and Mental Health America to present its second Eyes on Psychology Conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., April 22. This year’s event, Focus on Diversity, Research and Treatment, will be […]

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Save your parents from perils of modern healthcare

Save your parents from perils of modern healthcare

| April 14, 2016

By Tony Rossi, Director of Communications, The Christophers “All human life deserves respect, yet I think most of us in this country and our world have forgotten or overlooked a large and often voiceless section of our community: frail, older persons.” Marcy Cottrell Houle learned that lesson after walking through Alzheimer’s with her father—and various […]

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Medical despair in disparity

Medical despair in disparity

| April 13, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Despair—To lose all hope and confidence. Definition: Disparity—Inequality… difference. Below one’s class. A few years ago, a new but old word appeared on the landscape of health care and that very descriptive word was “disparity,” especially in health care. When a group of people, especially those in a minority, […]

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A half empty glass for medical care

A half empty glass for medical care

| April 6, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have heard the expression after things have overtaken you to look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty. In my practice of medicine, I have always advised a patient after a diagnosis is made, to consider that many […]

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April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month worldwide

| April 5, 2016

Courtesy Bea Williams-Tevis, Co-Founder Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group FORT WAYNE—Mayor Tom Henry Proclaims April 2016 Sarcoidosis Awareness Month in Fort Wayne in recognition of the forming of the Fort Wayne Sarcoidosis Support Group. Sarcoidosis is a disease that affects many Americans, and others around the world. Sarcoidosis is a multi-system disease that causes inflammation […]

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