Health

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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The love of life

The love of life

| April 20, 2017

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HB 1001 and reducing Indiana’s tobacco use burden

HB 1001 and reducing Indiana’s tobacco use burden

| April 20, 2017

By Nancy Cripe Tobacco Free Allen County To thrive, Allen County needs to attract new, 21st century businesses and one of the key things prospective business owners look for is a vibrant, healthy workforce. Do they find that in Allen County where 23 percent (over one in five) adults still smoke? In the rest of […]

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Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

Trump’s budget cuts hurt same people who voted for him

| March 27, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) If you happened to have voted for the man who now occupies the White House, you may be feeling bamboozled right about now. The man who said that he wanted to take care of the little people, those who were forgotten by the elites, now wants to cut programs […]

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Spotlight on Dr. Emmary Butler, M.D.

Spotlight on Dr. Emmary Butler, M.D.

| March 23, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: it’s not everyday that someone contacts me to shine the spotlight on a doctor. The woman who contacted me, reads to more than 12,000 visually impaired and  homebound listeners and she said, she’s proud to be the voice of Frost Illustrated to them.  She thinks my […]

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A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

A lesson taught by Mr. Snow

| March 15, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, I actually prayed for snow to come. Snow meant two things: dessert and money. I could take some of that new-fallen snow before the cats. Dogs and birds got to it and add some evaporated milk, sugar and vanilla or some […]

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Saving hearts, lives in African American community

Saving hearts, lives in African American community

| March 14, 2017

By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Our heart is the engine that keeps our body running. That’s why problems with the heart—such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or heart failure—can significantly impact a person’s well-being, and, at worst, be life-threatening. During February, American Heart Month, we were able to shine a […]

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Cocoa has flavor—and flavonoids

Cocoa has flavor—and flavonoids

| March 1, 2017

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I bet you didn’t realize that when you drink a soothing cup of flavorful cocoa, that you are actually protecting your heart with an antioxidant known as flavonoid. This nutrient has been found to be highly concentrated in dark chocolate. The darkest chocolate has the greatest amount of this substance. […]

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