Health

Wellness, fitness classes at McMillen Center

| August 26, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Transitional Health Inc. is scheduled to host two nutrition and fitness educational classes—dubbed Back To Basics—from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 9 and Sept. 11 at McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Back To Basics is a health and wellness class that provides nutritional and fitness guidance towards a healthy lifestyle. Participants […]

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A hard head makes a soft tail

A hard head makes a soft tail

| August 26, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a kid, and I performed an antisocial act, my parents would say, “A hard head will make a soft tail.” Not fully understanding this statement, I would continue unintentionally aggravating my parents and suddenly without warning, I would get a firm slap (at least two), on my […]

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Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

Mental illness, violence no laughing matter

| August 24, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “For too long we have swept the problems of mental illness under the carpet… and hoped that they would go away.”―Richard J. Codey “…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…”—1 Chronicles 12:32 […]

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Special treatment for whites led to Marikana bloodbath, inquiry told

Special treatment for whites led to Marikana bloodbath, inquiry told

| August 21, 2014

(GIN)–A commission hearing testimony on last year’s deadly miners’ strike, heard that white employees at the Lonmin mine got preferential treatment at the expense of their black counterparts, provoking anger and resentment. “There is still segregation in the mines based on race,” rockdrill operator Shadrack Zandisile Mtshamba told the commission in Pretoria. “All white people […]

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Health halo around sports drinks has dark side

| August 21, 2014

By Viji Sundaram Special to the NNPA from New America Media Researchers at the school’s Atkins Center for Weight and Health studied 21 sugary drinks popular with young people that were touted by their manufacturers as enhancing “health and strength.” They concluded that the manufacturers were putting what researchers called a “health halo” over the […]

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Liberians  rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

Liberians  rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

| August 20, 2014

(GIN)–An Ebola isolation center was overrun by Liberians in the capital city Monrovia over the weekend, as fear and confusion lead some to accuse western countries of inventing a killer disease and then placing a clinic for infected people in the midst of a slum. The holding facility in the densely-populated West Point slum was […]

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EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

| August 20, 2014

By LaGloria Houston Defender HOUSTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries that put nearby residents at heightened risk of cancer, asthma, and other upper respiratory diseases, witnesses testified at an EPA Houston-area public hearing on proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries. “Numerous […]

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Lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

Lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

| August 19, 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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CANI Head Start announces lunch program

| August 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) recently announced its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its policy for providing free lunches at no separate charge to children in the Head Start preschool program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age […]

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This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

| August 13, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Some people say there’s a solution to every problem. At the very least, there is a way to find peace in the midst of any of life’s storms. That’s the central message behind the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival, set for Aug. 23 in McMillen Park. According to Amnesty & Deliverance Community […]

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