Health

Attorney general files petition to suspend license of Fort Wayne doctor accused of overprescribing

Attorney general files petition to suspend license of Fort Wayne doctor accused of overprescribing

| March 23, 2016

License holder prescribed more opiates than any other Indiana doctor, saw 90-100 patients per day INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office today filed a petition with the Medical Licensing Board to immediately suspend the medical license of Dr. Michael Cozzi, owner and operator of FW Interventional Pain Management in Fort Wayne, for alleged dangerous controlled […]

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Don’t become a meat head by eating too much meat

Don’t become a meat head by eating too much meat

| March 23, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Definition of “Meat Head:” Uninformed and ignorant. The average person in America and across the world consumes the flesh of at least 100 million animals a year to satisfy their taste for meat. The average American eats approximately 220 pounds of meat yearly. Just think, of how many fat-laden hamburgers […]

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To tell the ‘tooth’ about low birth weight babies

To tell the ‘tooth’ about low birth weight babies

| March 23, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH Babies born weighing less than 2,500 grams and who spent less than 37 weeks in the mother’s womb, are known as pre-term low birth weight (PLBW) infants. Whether it’s the tooth or the truth, the cause of these low weight bundles of joy may be due to poor dental […]

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Indiana Black Legislative Caucus sends more than 10,000 bottles of water to Flint

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus sends more than 10,000 bottles of water to Flint

| March 22, 2016

Courtesy of IBLC INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) has donated over 10,000 bottles of water to support the Flint, Mich., community as they continue to face issues with their water supply. The bottles of water along with donations of iron, calcium, and vitamin c enriched foods, baby wipes, and paper products will help ensure […]

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Second Black Church/HIV gathering highlights HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Second Black Church/HIV gathering highlights HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| March 22, 2016

Courtesy of Linda Brooks NAACP No. 3049 FORT WAYNE—NAACP Fort Wayne & Allen County Branch No. 3049 collaborated with Step Up To Fitness Inc., to bring continued awareness, prevention and education on National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, March 10 hosted The Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative, Women & Girls HIV/Exposition/Forum […]

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Love saves the day

Love saves the day

| March 16, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. In my office, I had a small plaque on the wall with the inscription, “Love cannot be begged, bought or stolen… it can only be given away.” After listening to the medical histories and stories of many patients, I am convinced that the prescription for many diseased states should be […]

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The breast, more or less!

The breast, more or less!

| March 9, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Women seem to worry about having small breasts and men are distressed when they have too much breast. Usually, small breasts in women is not related to any particular hormonal condition but is most likely genetic, or may be due to a decrease in estrogen production. However, when men begin […]

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NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

| March 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 is scheduled to host the Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative “National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness seminar, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 10 at Parkview Field Upper Level Suite in downtown Fort Wayne. The scheduled guest speaker for the event is First […]

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The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

| February 26, 2016

By Sheila Curry-Campbell NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049—Health Committee held the first in a series of three events. The Black Church and HIV “The Social Justice Imperative” was held on Monday, Feb. 15 at Parkview Field Lincoln Life Financial Event Center. NAACP Health Committee Chair Linda Brooks and Stephen L. Terry, senior pastor of […]

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Why do politicians treat addiction differently in the suburbs?

Why do politicians treat addiction differently in the suburbs?

| February 26, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Nick Cocchi would like to be the sheriff of Hampden County, an Eastern Massachusetts county of half a million people. Springfield, Mass., a city that is about 22 percent African American, is the county seat. Eastern Massachusetts (and indeed, much of New England) is experiencing the devastating fallout […]

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