Health

Special Blood Drive Held In Honor Of Wyatt Schmaltz; Huntington community encouraged to give blood

| July 23, 2014

HUNTINGTON—An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled to be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 26 at Life Church, 900 East State Street in Huntington, in honor of three-year-old Wyatt Schmaltz. Wyatt is battling stage 4 neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that starts in young nerve cells. “Wyatt is strong and he’s a […]

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Put your teeth into diabetes

Put your teeth into diabetes

| July 22, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH When I was a student at Boy’s High School in Brooklyn, I worked for Singer and Fritzhand Dental Laboratory from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. My duties were to deliver dentures and to clean up the plaster splattered on the surfaces in the lab and on the floor. Before […]

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Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

Transplant organs with ‘War-Ranty’

| July 16, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas. M.D. In the year of our Lord, 1953, I was drafted into the Armed Forces of the U.S. during the Korean War. I was to graduate in June of that year from Brooklyn College but was drafted in April, three months prior to my graduation. After basic training, I was ultimately […]

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Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

| July 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Feeling emotional:  To have feelings of abandonment, to feel forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American neurologist. “No soul is […]

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SCENIC health facility shining beacon in Elkhart

SCENIC health facility shining beacon in Elkhart

| June 26, 2014

By Chasiti Falls When I was awarded a six-year Cuban medical scholarship I was told I only had one obligation. I agreed to and gave my word that once I graduated, I would give back to an underserved community. I can truly say I am doing just that working at an outstanding clinic in Elkhart, […]

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Black girls also victims of gun violence

Black girls also victims of gun violence

| June 18, 2014

By Marlon Peterson Special to the NNPA PERSPECTIVE In 1999, when I was 19 years old, I was arrested and charged with first degree murder, several counts of attempted murder, attempted robbery and several counts of criminal use of a weapon. I was convicted of first degree assault and third degree weapons possession, and was […]

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You’ve got some nerve

You’ve got some nerve

| June 18, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH In my family, when someone did something outrageous, you would hear that expression, “You’ve got some nerve.” Well, in the family of diseases, when diabetes insults our body, it also has some nerve and can affect nerves throughout the body. The nerve pathology can occur in the feet, legs, heart, […]

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Black children have highest abuse rates

Black children have highest abuse rates

| June 12, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black children are twice as likely as whites to be victims of child abuse,  with one in five becoming victims of neglect and/or physical, sexual or emotional abuse, according to a new study. “These data highlight that the burden of confirmed maltreatment is far greater than suggested by […]

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Rule change on generic drug labeling could cost billions

Rule change on generic drug labeling could cost billions

| June 11, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A proposed rule change for generic drug labels, crafted by the Food and Drug Administration, could cost patients, healthcare providers and drug manufacturers billions of dollars and limit access to affordable, prescription drugs for minorities and the poor, according to more than a dozen organizations that serve people […]

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Free meals offered through Summer Food Service Program

| June 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church announces plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. Free meals will be […]

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