Health

Go Red for Women Heart Health Awareness Luncheon scheduled for May 10

| April 15, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc., an organization of professional nurses and the American Heart Association will once again partner to host a fashion show and luncheon bringing awareness to women’s heart health. The theme for this year’s luncheon is Styles from the Heart: Iconic Women. The luncheon is scheduled to […]

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Hepatitis C ‘cure’ costs $1000 a day—$80k total

Hepatitis C ‘cure’ costs $1000 a day—$80k total

| April 13, 2014

Hmmmm. No need for healthcare reform, eh? Once again, here’s evidence that we live in an oligarchy driven world. Freedom, power, even healthcare are available to all—all who have money, that is. This is not to say that corporations shouldn’t make money given what they invest in research but when the cure is reserved only […]

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Rural clinics face closures as private hospital drains funds

Rural clinics face closures as private hospital drains funds

| April 12, 2014

(GIN)—The health budget of one of Africa’s poorest and least healthy countries could be bankrupted by a privately-run hospital envisioned by the World Bank’s private sector arm as the future of African health care. According to a newly-released report by the development watchdog Oxfam, the running and loan costs of the three year old hospital […]

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Wal-Mart to sell organic food at affordable prices

Wal-Mart to sell organic food at affordable prices

| April 10, 2014

This indeed could be game-changing in a number of ways. It’s no secret that folks in lower income brackets are disproportionately affected by diseases and medical conditions that are related to poor nutritional habits. And, as the article indicates, the irony is healthier food choices are often expensive moving people with less economic resources to […]

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Florida eye doc gets $21 million in Medicare—in one year

| April 9, 2014

ot a business? Got political connections? Got it made—at least in Florida, it seems. Some of you might think we’re beating a dead horse by continuing to describe our government and intertwined economic system as an oligarchy, but years ago, a very wise teacher, the late Vernetta Elkins, explained that every law made in this […]

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To beef or not to beef… Health is the question

To beef or not to beef… Health is the question

| April 9, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition: Beef- Meat from a steer, cow or bull when fully grown are fattened  for food. Beef used as a slang means to complain; a grievance. When I was growing up, the disease tuberculosis was running rampant in our communities. There was a saying in those days, ‘TB or not […]

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Alcohol and old lace

Alcohol and old lace

| April 9, 2014

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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Long-term caregiving creates challenges for families

Long-term caregiving creates challenges for families

| April 9, 2014

While so many folks are busy debating the politics of healthcare in the U.S., people are being faced with some very real issues. As portions of our population grow older, this must be seen as a crucial issue: Easing the burden of long-term medical demands for family caregivers April 8, 2014 at 6:31 PM EDT […]

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The Ebola danger

The Ebola danger

| April 4, 2014

Diseases such as Ebola often sound like something out of a science fiction thriller, but this deadly virus is real. This article gives some explanation as to what it is and explains its capacity to spread tragedy across a population. Why Ebola is so dangerous Health care workers are among those most at risk of […]

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Parkview Neighborhood Health Center cause for ‘dancing in the streets’

Parkview Neighborhood Health Center cause for ‘dancing in the streets’

| April 2, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Fort Wayne, as with every American city, has gotten a lot of things wrong. Yet, with all the things Fort Wayne has gotten wrong, they got it right with placing a health clinic in southeast Fort Wayne. The new facility, Parkview Neighborhood Health Center on Paulding Road, is ‘sho nuf’ good news. Southeast […]

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