Health

Medicare’s “Extra Help” program helps people with limited income pay for their prescription medications

| November 24, 2014

Making ends meet should not mean going without your medications. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for Extra Help to pay for some health care and prescription drug costs. Drug costs in 2015 for most people who qualify for Extra Help will be no more than $2.65 for each generic drug […]

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 AAHA sets the pace–Taylor delivers spirit-filled message

 AAHA sets the pace–Taylor delivers spirit-filled message

| November 22, 2014

By Madeline Marcelia Garvin At this year’s 18th African-American Healthcare Alliance, held at the Grand Wayne Saturday, Oct. 18, Dr. Michelle Collins-Austin, the president of AAHA, introduced the evening’s MC’s: Dr. Anthony Scott, PharmD and Dr. LaQuia Walker-Vinson, DDS, MPH. Scott, a past scholarship recipient, serves as a pharmacist and manager at the Parkview Randallia Hospital […]

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Experimental ‘ZMapp’ drugs fails to save Ebola doctor from Sierra Leone

Experimental ‘ZMapp’ drugs fails to save Ebola doctor from Sierra Leone

| November 20, 2014

(GIN)–One of the promising new drugs being tested against the deadly Ebola virus failed this week to save a surgeon from Sierra Leone, flown in for treatment at a Nebraska hospital. Dr. Martin Salia, a permanent US resident, died on Monday, according to the hospital. He arrived in Omaha on Saturday, having left Freetown on […]

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

| November 20, 2014

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?  Special to the NNPA Your health needs change from year to year.  And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you […]

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Improved quality of Medicare plans and steady premiums are great news as Open Enrollment begins

| November 15, 2014

By Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins. As we prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, […]

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African-American Healthcare Alliance awards 2014 scholarships

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball was held Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. The following students were awarded scholarships at the banquet: • Gia Brooks—Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at IPFW, Fort Wayne. • Brittany N. Beasley—Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at University of Indianapolis; Indianapolis. • […]

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If I forgot your name… forgive me

If I forgot your name… forgive me

| November 12, 2014

 Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Although Spring is just around the corner, I can still recall from early childhood, a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early Spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers. This plant was affectionately named, Forget-Me-Not, and was often […]

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Liberian women say ‘no’ to Ebola madness with Twitter videos

Liberian women say ‘no’ to Ebola madness with Twitter videos

| November 11, 2014

(GIN)—“I am a Liberian, not a virus.” That’s the loud and clear message of a campaign launched online by a group of Liberian women who refuse to be shamed by thoughtless outbreaks of rejection and cruelty that link African people with the epidemic that has taken thousands of lives. “If I am Liberian, that doesn’t […]

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Ebola:  Long, ugly tradition of treating Africans as savages

Ebola:  Long, ugly tradition of treating Africans as savages

| November 3, 2014

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Of the nearly 10,000 people who have been infected by the Ebola virus, fewer than 20 have been outside of the African continent. But, you wouldn’t know it from much of the alarm that’s being raised in some European news outlets and by the outrage of some American politicians who […]

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East Wayne St. Center, St. Joseph Community Health to present mental health awareness event

| November 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE—East Wayne Street Center and St. Joseph Community Health Foundation are scheduled to present the 1st Annual Mental Health Awareness Great Event at the Embassy Theatre at 7 p.m., Nov. 16. The event includes a presentation of the production “Mother 4 5 and 7even,” produced and directed by James Wesley Williams and starring actor Cynda […]

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