Health

Annual Ties That Bind: Black Family Health History Symposium set

| February 11, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (NEI-AHEC)—a program of It is Well With My Soul of Ball State University Department of Educational Studies Adult and Community Education Programs—the University of Saint Francis Nursing and Physician Assistant Departments, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Project Compass (Community Partners Against Student Suicide) and Indiana University School […]

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Get and stay healthy—Go Red

| February 11, 2015

By Denise Jordan FORT WAYNE—National Wear Red Day was Friday, Feb. 6.  On that day, women across the country donned their red dresses to bring awareness to women’s heart health.  I was one of those women.  Why?  Because the Go Red movement is important.  It’s important to me and its important to women. Why all […]

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Rape and the myth of ‘the strong black woman’

Rape and the myth of ‘the strong black woman’

| February 10, 2015

A woman gets raped every two minutes in the U.S. According to the U.S. Justice Department, nearly one of every five black women–19 percent–are raped each year. Many experts suspect those figures severely understate the problem. For example, research by the Black Women’s Blueprint Inc., a New York City-based civil and human rights organization of […]

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A half empty glass for medical care

A half empty glass for medical care

| February 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. I am sure that you have heard the expression after things have overtaken you to look at the situation with a glass half full, rather than a glass half empty. In my practice of medicine, I have always advised a patient after a diagnosis is made, to consider that many […]

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James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

James Griffin: Why I quit smoking Spice

| February 6, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: Why is it that you want to discuss the dangers of smoking Spice? JAMES GRIFFIN: Because it’s not like a normal drug. It’s killing people. It’s making people go crazy.  It has affected me in a hard way and I wanted people to know what it does to you and why […]

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I Know Why the Black Church Prayed – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| February 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—AIDS Task Force and National Council of Urban League Guilds, along with community partners NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 and It Is Well With My Soul, are scheduled to present the movie “I Know Why the Black Church Prayed” followed by a discussion, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Pontiac Branch […]

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I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS

I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS

| February 3, 2015

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among black people in the United States.

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Heritage Park hopes to ‘awaken’ Alzheimer’s patients with music

| January 31, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Alzheimer’s disease and dementia patients at Heritage Park once unable to communicate verbally are now smiling, singing and clapping. Even in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease, while listening to their favorite music while in bed, these residents pat their legs or bob their heads to the familiar rhythms coming through their headsets. They […]

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I Know Why the Black Church Prayed – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| January 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—AIDS Task Force and National Council of Urban League Guilds, along with community partners NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County 3049 and It Is Well With My Soul, are scheduled to present the movie “I Know Why the Black Church Prayed” followed by a discussion, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Feb. 7 at the Pontiac Branch […]

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Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

Martin Luther King, spiritual Healer (1929-1968)

| January 28, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Martin Luther King wrapped himself around the gauze of the crucified Jesus and began his short journey on this earth. He believed strongly as James Russell Lowell put it: “Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne.” Judge Derrick Bell interpreted this quote with the following: “Defeat, disgrace […]

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