Health

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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Just be thankful

Just be thankful

| April 1, 2014

By Gerald W.  Deas, M.D. I can recall when I was a youngster, I was a thankful child. I said, “thanks,” so much when someone gave me a gift, that my mother would get embarrassed. I recalled one Christmas that my uncle gave me a dollar as a gift. I thanked him until he was […]

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Obama teams up with pro athletes to meet ACA deadline

| March 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding on the wave of the highly-anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, […]

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Keep a healthy gut

Keep a healthy gut

| March 26, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The only time that we know we have a gut is when it either growls or cramps up, causing pain. Oh! There’s another time we know we have a gut. It’s when you look down and can’t see your knees. That’s really not an enlarged gut, but a collection of […]

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Wake up call to seniors

Wake up call to seniors

| March 24, 2014

By Michelle Y. Graves, CSA Certified Senior Advisor Special to Frost Illustrated I recently attended the 2014 Forum on Aging as an industry professional. Times have truly changed. I left the conference asking myself “If seniors knew today what was going to happen to them tomorrow, would they be full of joy or sorrow?”  Aging […]

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Black youths, legalized pot and generation Incarceration

| March 18, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster, full of energy and acting up, the old folks would say I was “cutting up.” Cutting up was fun but was never that serious—and would never land me in jail. This undesirable behavior was curtailed by not sparing the rod. A handy switch would bring […]

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Study: High autism rates linked to pollution

Study: High autism rates linked to pollution

| March 14, 2014

It’s interesting that so much attention regarding autism has focused on alleged links to vaccines and other medical practices (particularly among conspiracy theorists) yet attention is just being drawn to environmental factors—especially pollution. If the information below is accurate, it appears to be another case profits before people as with asthma and outmoded manufacturing processes. […]

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Abortion and Black Babies in New York City | New York Amsterdam News: The new Black view

| March 13, 2014

More Black babies were aborted in 2012 than born alive, according to a study published in the Summary of Vital Statistics of 2012…

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