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Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

| November 20, 2014

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment?  Special to the NNPA Your health needs change from year to year.  And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you […]

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Improved quality of Medicare plans and steady premiums are great news as Open Enrollment begins

| November 15, 2014

By Marilyn Tavenner, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Fall is a wonderful time of year. Changing leaves. Cooler weather. It’s also the season for people with Medicare to review their current Medicare coverage, as Medicare Open Enrollment begins. As we prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, […]

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African-American Healthcare Alliance awards 2014 scholarships

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The 18th Annual African-American Healthcare Alliance (AAHA) Scholarship Ball was held Oct. 18 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center. The following students were awarded scholarships at the banquet: • Gia Brooks—Bachelor of Science in Nursing student at IPFW, Fort Wayne. • Brittany N. Beasley—Doctorate of Physical Therapy student at University of Indianapolis; Indianapolis. • […]

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If I forgot your name… forgive me

If I forgot your name… forgive me

| November 12, 2014

 Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Although Spring is just around the corner, I can still recall from early childhood, a tiny, beautiful little flower that would bloom in the early Spring, showing itself off with light green leaves and cluster of small, blue, pink or white flowers. This plant was affectionately named, Forget-Me-Not, and was often […]

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Liberian women say ‘no’ to Ebola madness with Twitter videos

Liberian women say ‘no’ to Ebola madness with Twitter videos

| November 11, 2014

(GIN)—“I am a Liberian, not a virus.” That’s the loud and clear message of a campaign launched online by a group of Liberian women who refuse to be shamed by thoughtless outbreaks of rejection and cruelty that link African people with the epidemic that has taken thousands of lives. “If I am Liberian, that doesn’t […]

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Ebola:  Long, ugly tradition of treating Africans as savages

Ebola:  Long, ugly tradition of treating Africans as savages

| November 3, 2014

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist Of the nearly 10,000 people who have been infected by the Ebola virus, fewer than 20 have been outside of the African continent. But, you wouldn’t know it from much of the alarm that’s being raised in some European news outlets and by the outrage of some American politicians who […]

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East Wayne St. Center, St. Joseph Community Health to present mental health awareness event

| November 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE—East Wayne Street Center and St. Joseph Community Health Foundation are scheduled to present the 1st Annual Mental Health Awareness Great Event at the Embassy Theatre at 7 p.m., Nov. 16. The event includes a presentation of the production “Mother 4 5 and 7even,” produced and directed by James Wesley Williams and starring actor Cynda […]

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Concern grows as Ebola spreads

Concern grows as Ebola spreads

| October 31, 2014

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)—The Ebola virus—that some maintain is a man-made product established in biological warfare research—is still overwhelming Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and now has spread to Europe and America. Experts are calling Ebola the worst outbreak of disease in recent times. At Final Call press […]

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‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

| October 30, 2014

(GIN)–With media stoking fears of a spreading Ebola crisis, medical professionals and other experts have been taking pains to keep cool heads above the super-heated news frenzy. They forced a retreat this week to plans by Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie of New York and New Jersey, who threatened to quarantine all arrivals from […]

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Hope is the only answer

Hope is the only answer

| October 29, 2014

Dr. Gerald Deas By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. It has been stated: “Each time a man stands for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”—Robert Francis Kennedy “The prophet of despair gains a shouting audience. But one who speaks […]

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