Health

A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

| October 22, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping? Well, that little muscle called the heart that sits inside your chest and is about the size of your fist, it does just that. For the heart to run efficiently, […]

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Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males

| October 21, 2014

By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts–21 times greater—according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police […]

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Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

| October 21, 2014

(GIN)–Can you test a promising new Ebola drug by giving it to one sample infected group and giving a deactivated placebo to another? That’s the issue dividing medical experts at a World Health Organization meeting this week in Geneva. “Is that even ethical? Will workers amid an epidemic be willing to consider getting a placebo? Which […]

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Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

Ebola’s other consequence: Conservative fear-mongering

| October 19, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. The diagnosis two weeks ago that Thomas Duncan, a […]

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Heart City Health among tops in serving low-income families

Heart City Health among tops in serving low-income families

| October 19, 2014

By Chasiti Falls Special to Frost Illustrated ELKHART—Heart City Health Center has done it again. Our diamond-in-the-rough clinic for low-income families has put Elkhart, Ind., on the map once again. Managed Health Services (MHS) awarded Heart City Health Center (HCHC) the Summit Award for Excellence in Care. This is one of two annual state awards […]

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With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

With Ebola crisis looming, where is surgeon general?

| October 19, 2014

(GIN)–Almost forgotten in the panic sparked by a new Ebola infection–this time of the Dallas nurse apparently suited up properly to care for the Liberian patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, in isolation—some media houses are asking the question: “Where is the nation’s surgeon general?” Although primarily a ceremonial post, the surgeon general has the power of […]

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A stent costs a mint

A stent costs a mint

| October 15, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, our neighborhood was a melting pot of all races and religions. You name it, we claimed it. We lived in harmony. When someone or somebody was not living up to their potential, they were given a label such as, “you are […]

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Ebola case in Dallas

Ebola case in Dallas

| October 14, 2014

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Amid heightened concern in the U.S. about the ferocious Ebola disease, two prominent Republican officeholders recently seized upon the proper concern over a Liberian national in Dallas testing positive for the virulent disease as a chance to show they think the GOP’s political cesspool has no bottom. Both Senator […]

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Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

| October 8, 2014

Collection proceeds pledged to YWCA Northeast Indiana FORT WAYNE—Some might call it a hotline but for many, it’s a lifeline that lives to its name—a HopeLine. And, thanks to a partnership between a visionary human service agency, community-minded business and a caring political leader, that program will be able to spread even more hope. On Oct. […]

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Be more vocal about asthma

Be more vocal about asthma

| October 8, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal chords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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