Health

Olive Shisana: On sharing, lifting each other across the diaspora

Olive Shisana: On sharing, lifting each other across the diaspora

| August 6, 2016

By Hilary Beard (Black AIDS Institute Daily Editor) On the front lines of the AIDS epidemic for decades, Dr. Olive Shisana—president and CEO of South Africa-based Evidence Based Solutions and co-chair of the 2016 International AIDS Conference—will be the first to tell you that not only do Black Lives Matter its essential that black people […]

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Visiting Nurse seeks volunteers

Visiting Nurse seeks volunteers

| August 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Visiting Nurse, a locally based, non-profit hospice and palliative care provider, is looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of roles serving patients in the community as well as in Hospice Home, northeast Indiana’s only free-standing hospice facility dedicated to end-of-life care for both the patient and the family. Interviews begin in early […]

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Stand back against fat back

Stand back against fat back

| August 3, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH As you expand your waist with fat back and other high fatty calorie foods, the deposit of fat ultimately will collect in your gut and your butt. Wherever it decides to collect, it is bad for your health and will make you a candidate for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and […]

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Healthy Food Access Town Hall meeting set

Healthy Food Access Town Hall meeting set

| July 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Minority Health coalition, in cooperation with HealthyVisions of Fort Wayne, local affiliates, is sponsoring a series of Healthy Food Access Town Hall Meetings across the state. The goals of these events will be to increase awareness about local conditions surrounding healthy food access, discuss potential policy solutions, identify community resources and best practices, […]

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The love of life

The love of life

| July 27, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and therefore those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

| July 26, 2016

By Marc Morial (President and CEO of the National Urban League) “We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law—no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, […]

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Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

| July 20, 2016

Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH At Downstate Medical Center, where I have taught for many years, one of the courses that first-year medical students have to take is an anatomy class. There they are shown how to vut open and dissect the remains of people who have donated their bodies to science so that students can […]

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It’s time to mind your body

It’s time to mind your body

| July 20, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have been reading in magazines, newspapers and etc., how physicians are finally trying to incorporate the mind of a patient in the healing process. This is long overdue. In fact, this concept is still not part of the curriculum in medical schools where the art […]

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The love of life

The love of life

| July 6, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and therefore those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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Free Child Care Provider Continued Education Training available July 8

Free Child Care Provider Continued Education Training available July 8

| June 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—With the support of the Foellinger Foundation, Super Shot Inc. is proud to announce this year’s Child Care Provider Continued Education Training. The annual training will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne (555 East Wayne Street). Topics will include: […]

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