Health

Fading minds need your time

Fading minds need your time

| August 24, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I had many elderly patients who, unfortunately, began to have fading minds and were living alone. They were being cared for by personnel provided by private and city agencies. Many of them had families who visited them occasionally but, more often, were befriended by strangers who had more interested in […]

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Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

| August 24, 2016

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 days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind. as we travel together, on our journey of love, to get to know one another […]

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Taking a closer look at black mental health

Taking a closer look at black mental health

| August 22, 2016

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist) Good physical and mental health help drive success and enjoyment in our lives. But when it comes to overcoming some of our society’s biggest health challenges—from HIV/AIDS to cancer to diabetes to behavioral health issues—the African American community unfortunately shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden. […]

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A dream fulfilled: Meet Dr. Emmary Butler

A dream fulfilled: Meet Dr. Emmary Butler

| August 22, 2016

By Anita J. Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment I met Emmary when she entered 6th grade at Lakeside Middle School where I was the learning reader. During her tenure there, Emmary excelled academically and athletically.  She was a straight A student and played volleyball, basketball and ran track.  Her mother, Debra Butler was an […]

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Angie Logan tabbed as new chief nursing officer at Lutheran Hospital

Angie Logan tabbed as new chief nursing officer at Lutheran Hospital

| August 15, 2016

FORT WAYNE—After conducting a national search, Lutheran Hospital has selected Angie Logan, MSN, RN, PCCN, as its new chief nursing officer. Logan, who will assume her responsibilities at Lutheran in September, has been the CNO at Dupont Hospital since 2014. Having started her professional career at Lutheran Hospital in 2000, Logan is no stranger to […]

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Visiting Nurse presents A Toast to Life, Sept. 18

Visiting Nurse presents A Toast to Life, Sept. 18

| August 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Visiting Nurse is delighted to announce its eight annual “A Toast to Life: Specialty Beer and Food Pairing Dinner” is scheduled to be held  4p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 18 at Club Soda, 235 E. Superior St. in downtown Fort Wayne. Attendees at this exclusive event will enjoy a six-course meal crafted by Club […]

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The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

| August 10, 2016

By Tamara Holmes (BAI Daily Contributing Writer) It’s no secret that HIV/AIDS advocates and the Black Church have not always seen eye to eye. However, a new faith-based initiative could create more collaboration between those groups than ever before. The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS have launched a $4 […]

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Alcohol and old lace

Alcohol and old lace

| August 10, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Many renowned persons have made comments regarding alcoholism. One of those is John W. Gardner, American educator who stated, “No other national health problem has been so seriously neglected as alcoholism. Many doctors decline to accept alcoholics as patients. Most hospitals refuse to admit alcoholics. Available methods of treatment have […]

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From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

| August 10, 2016

By Edward Henderson (The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, NNPA Member) The term “crack baby” emerged into the social consciousness in the ’80s and ’90s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage during pregnancy. It picked up additional stereotypical […]

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Community organizations join forces to educate on black infant mortality

Community organizations join forces to educate on black infant mortality

| August 9, 2016

By Stephanie C. Woodson Historian Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.-Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter On Tuesday, Aug.2, three community organizations presented an informative listening session focused on the issue of black infant mortality in the 46806 zip code. “Healing our Community” was hosted by The Fort Wayne Urban League, Women’s Health Link and Zeta Phi Beta […]

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