Health

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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Get health ‘Back On Track’ with free class at McMillen Park Community Center

Get health ‘Back On Track’ with free class at McMillen Park Community Center

| February 17, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Transitional Health Inc. is scheduled to host  free seminar entitled “Back On Track,” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., March 9 at  McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Back on Track is a wellness class that helps people overcome nutritional and fitness setbacks. Participants will learn ways to work on: • Health related […]

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Stop, look, don’t listen!

Stop, look, don’t listen!

| February 17, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Years ago, there use to be signs on different corners warning you about traffic. The signs would read: ”Stop, Look and Listen.” The signs now have been replaced by a green or red hand to warn you of dangers in crossing. I remember, as a kid, my teacher would […]

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HB 1001 huge step forward for Indiana health

HB 1001 huge step forward for Indiana health

| February 15, 2016

By Nancy Crip Tobacco Free Allen County joins public health advocates across the state in celebrating HB #1001’s passage out of the Indiana House of Representatives. Ostensibly a roads funding bill, HB 1001 offers great hope for a healthier Indiana through a provision that proposes to increase the state cigarette tax by $1 per pack. […]

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