Health

Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

| October 8, 2014

Collection proceeds pledged to YWCA Northeast Indiana FORT WAYNE—Some might call it a hotline but for many, it’s a lifeline that lives to its name—a HopeLine. And, thanks to a partnership between a visionary human service agency, community-minded business and a caring political leader, that program will be able to spread even more hope. On Oct. […]

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Be more vocal about asthma

Be more vocal about asthma

| October 8, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal chords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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If foreign docs can be airlifted out, why are African docs left to die?

If foreign docs can be airlifted out, why are African docs left to die?

| October 1, 2014

(GIN)–An observer to a recent U.N. emergency meeting on the Ebola outbreak counted the seemingly sincere promises of help by government after government yet a pledge to airlift stricken African doctors and health workers to restorative health facilities was nowhere in the discussion. “Despite all of the rhetoric seemingly laced with care and concern for […]

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To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

To President Barack Obama: Without Us, Can’t Be U.S.

| October 1, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I recall, while walking down a street, years ago in my neighborhood, a young man greeted me with the word, “brother.” He went on to tell me what a role model I had been for him, even at a distance. Well, I told him, that we all have talents, no […]

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Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

Steven Manning: Delivered from hell of depression to a heavenly daily existence of peace

| September 24, 2014

By Bryant Rozier Special to Frost Illustrated Steven Manning—a self-described proud Portage Junior High School Ram—was recently interviewed by Arise TV in New York City. Launched in 2013, Arise is an up-and-coming 24-hour news and entertainment channel that competes with CNN, the BBC and Fox News. An Arise producer learned about Manning from a USA […]

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American Red Cross partners with Hysterium, Haunted Hotel to scare up blood donations

American Red Cross partners with Hysterium, Haunted Hotel to scare up blood donations

| September 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE and HUNTINGTON—A Halloween Blood Drive is scheduled to take place Monday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Oct. 4 at American Red Cross Fort Wayne Donor Center, 1212 E. California Road and the Lutheran Donor Center. All presenting blood donors will receive a voucher for one general admission to either Hysterium (in Fort Wayne) or […]

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Legendary Essence editor Susan L. Taylor keynote for African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball

Legendary Essence editor Susan L. Taylor keynote for African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball

| September 24, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Pioneering editor and activist Susan L. Taylor is the scheduled keynote speaker for the 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball is scheduled for 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in downtown Fort Wayne. The annual ball is the group’s primary means to raise scholarship funds for young African […]

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Strip mines, pollution, de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

Strip mines, pollution, de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

| September 24, 2014

(GIN)–Pits in the ground from mining, forests stripped of trees, and water poisoned by toxic materials are among the lesser known culprits in the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease. In less than a year’s time, the virus has migrated from its “reservoir” in fruit bats to humans who may have supplemented their diets […]

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Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

Asthma: Food for thought and lungs

| September 24, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Taking up most of the space in our chests are two beautiful organs called the lungs. Yes, they breathe, providing our bodies with the needed oxygen to keep the other organs, such as the heart, kidneys, brain, etc., alive. To carry on their functions, the lungs need food to keep […]

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Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

| September 24, 2014

(GIN)–New York streets were overflowing on Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical bands and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for the environment in the U.S., Africa and most of the world. Marchers came by […]

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