Health

Native American Indians became immigrants in their own land

Native American Indians became immigrants in their own land

| December 2, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. It seems today, that the immigrants entering our country are being singled out as undesirable and not welcomed in this land of freedom when you consider how the pilgrims were welcomed by the native Americans and given sustenance for their survival. We should question why those today are being singled […]

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Leaves of healing

Leaves of healing

| November 18, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I believe, that the most beautiful and spiritual visual experience that I have had is observing the changes of the color of leaves in the fall. After a summer of building food for the tree so that it can endure the cold months, the leaves seem to say, I am […]

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Spotlight on the wonderful volunteers at Friends of Bethany

Spotlight on the wonderful volunteers at Friends of Bethany

| November 18, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? On our journey of love, as we get to know one another better, a lot of businesses depend upon volunteers to help them thrive because without those volunteers, a lot of wonderful things that happen wouldn’t happen.  However, in this thing called life, sometimes they are far and few […]

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The Rescue Mission announces schedule of events for National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week 2015

The Rescue Mission announces schedule of events for National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week 2015

| November 16, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Area agencies serving the less fortunate will come together during National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week 2015 to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness in the Fort Wayne area. National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness. It […]

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ObamaCare improves health of Black America

ObamaCare improves health of Black America

| November 12, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Black Americans continue to face serious disparities in education, employment, and in economic development. While over 45 million black Americans have made some type of progress during the past seven years of the Obama administration, there is still much more to be done to end the vast racial […]

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Needle exchange good for public health

Needle exchange good for public health

| November 12, 2015

If I were to walk into a public restroom and find a person prone, unresponsive, with a hypodermic needle in their arm, I would call 911. I hope you would, also. One could call this response, “enabling.” I am protecting a probable drug user from the consequences of their decisions. After all, I trying to […]

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Berries are berry good for you

Berries are berry good for you

| November 11, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. If our great baseball player, Darryl Strawberry, would have eaten more strawberries, he may have prevented the development of colon cancer. Berries cost a lot of money at the marketplace and if you wish to keep them for some period of time in your fridge, I would suggest the following: […]

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Clot busters saves organs

Clot busters saves organs

| November 4, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have heard and sung this carefree little camp song that went something like this: Row, Row, Row your boat…gently down the stream…merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,….Life is just a dream. I would like to borrow that tune and add my words to it.: Flow, Flow, Flow […]

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‘Soldier With a Backpack’ addresses devastation of PTSD

‘Soldier With a Backpack’ addresses devastation of PTSD

| October 30, 2015

Former Frost columnist Linda Wattley listed in Amazon top 100 Special to Frost Illustrated Author Linda Diane Wattley’s new release, “Soldier With a Backpack: Living and Dying Simultaneously,” is a must read that will start the conversation of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder needed in our communities. Early childhood to adulthood and the life experiences in between, including and […]

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Spotlight on Sylvia Page

Spotlight on Sylvia Page

| October 28, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Isn’t it a glorious day to be alive?  So, don’t forget to take some time out of your busy days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, happiness and beauty as we travel, on our journal of love to get to know one another better.  On that note, it […]

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