Health

Just be thankful

Just be thankful

| April 1, 2014

By Gerald W.  Deas, M.D. I can recall when I was a youngster, I was a thankful child. I said, “thanks,” so much when someone gave me a gift, that my mother would get embarrassed. I recalled one Christmas that my uncle gave me a dollar as a gift. I thanked him until he was […]

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Obama teams up with pro athletes to meet ACA deadline

| March 26, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the final, frenzied push to boost health insurance enrollment numbers under the Affordable Care Act, President Obama turned to sports figures to promote the health care law on television and online. Riding on the wave of the highly-anticipated NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known as March Madness, […]

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Keep a healthy gut

Keep a healthy gut

| March 26, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The only time that we know we have a gut is when it either growls or cramps up, causing pain. Oh! There’s another time we know we have a gut. It’s when you look down and can’t see your knees. That’s really not an enlarged gut, but a collection of […]

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Wake up call to seniors

Wake up call to seniors

| March 24, 2014

By Michelle Y. Graves, CSA Certified Senior Advisor Special to Frost Illustrated I recently attended the 2014 Forum on Aging as an industry professional. Times have truly changed. I left the conference asking myself “If seniors knew today what was going to happen to them tomorrow, would they be full of joy or sorrow?”  Aging […]

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Black youths, legalized pot and generation Incarceration

| March 18, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. When I was a youngster, full of energy and acting up, the old folks would say I was “cutting up.” Cutting up was fun but was never that serious—and would never land me in jail. This undesirable behavior was curtailed by not sparing the rod. A handy switch would bring […]

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Study: High autism rates linked to pollution

Study: High autism rates linked to pollution

| March 14, 2014

It’s interesting that so much attention regarding autism has focused on alleged links to vaccines and other medical practices (particularly among conspiracy theorists) yet attention is just being drawn to environmental factors—especially pollution. If the information below is accurate, it appears to be another case profits before people as with asthma and outmoded manufacturing processes. […]

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Abortion and Black Babies in New York City | New York Amsterdam News: The new Black view

| March 13, 2014

More Black babies were aborted in 2012 than born alive, according to a study published in the Summary of Vital Statistics of 2012…

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Unmarried fathers in N.J. lose birth access | The Columbus Dispatch

| March 13, 2014

Unmarried fathers in N.J. lose birth access By Victoria Cavaliere REUTERS  •  Thursday March 13, 2014 6:36 AM NEW YORK — New Jersey has become the first state to allow pregnant women to bar the fathers of their children from the delivery room while giving birth. Mothers-to-be also are not obligated to inform fathers they […]

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Gun violence aimed at black males triggers concern

| March 12, 2014

  By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Several new studies confirm what most people have suspected all along: No group is harmed more by gun violence than young Black males. “While 13 percent of Americans are black, in 2010, 65 percent of gun murder victims between the ages of 15 and 24 were black,” […]

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Let’s Move! First Lady’s program aimed at restoring our children’s health

Let’s Move! First Lady’s program aimed at restoring our children’s health

| March 11, 2014

Let’s Move! is a campaign started by First Lady Michelle Obama to end Childhood Obesity in the United States.

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