Health

Sexism, racism take toll on black women’s health

Sexism, racism take toll on black women’s health

| April 16, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode black women’s physical and mental well being, an emerging body of research finds. Over time, this steady drip of double-discrimination can lead to higher maternal mortality and lower birth weight rates, hypertension and heart disease, aggressive cancers, […]

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Black Barbershop Initiative provides free screenings, raises awareness

Black Barbershop Initiative provides free screenings, raises awareness

| April 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males in conjunction with the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) hosted the fifth annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative on Saturday, April 11, at 10 barbershops throughout Fort Wayne. Volunteer nurses, nursing students and community volunteers were stationed at each barbershop location […]

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The love of money or many

The love of money or many

| April 8, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Finally, it seems like everybody who is somebody is up in arms about the large bonuses that the corporate people and bankers are receiving during this time of great need. Those who are receiving the bonuses have expressed they actually deserve it because they worked hard to make it. I am […]

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Walk, don’t run, your way to a healthy life

Walk, don’t run, your way to a healthy life

| April 4, 2015

Courtesy of the American Heart Association The American Heart Association wants people to lace up and get moving! These days, we’re spending more time at work and sitting in front of a screen than ever before. We’re becoming less active, which can increase our risk of heart disease, stroke and other diseases. Simply walking has […]

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Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

Carrots, not carats, are a girl’s best friend

| April 1, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. If you look at a bunch of carrots, they look like beautiful, golden orange fingers although they do not have any 24 carat diamonds embracing them. These fingers, however, contain nutrients that will enrich your life. It has been said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. I guess this […]

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How to reduce high blood pressure naturally

How to reduce high blood pressure naturally

| March 30, 2015

Courtesy of the American Heart Association More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic blacks have high blood pressure. If you’re African American, there’s a good chance that you, a relative or an African American friend has the disease, which is also known as HBP or hypertension. Not only is HBP more severe in blacks than whites, […]

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Chicken pox revisited: Shingles

Chicken pox revisited: Shingles

| March 25, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH When I was a kid, growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., It seemed like everyone got that viral disease known as “chicken pox.” It was a welcome condition that allowed you to stay home from school and be relieved of the scratching that it caused. Sometimes the scratching was so intense […]

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An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

| March 25, 2015

In amazing act of love, courage, Muslim teacher donates a kidney to Christian student By Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call DETROIT (FinalCall.com)–Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disease in which protein leaks out of the kidneys into the body. One of the symptoms is excessive fluid […]

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Beyond survival: Life after rape

Beyond survival: Life after rape

| March 18, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent LAST IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)—“On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me as I approached my apartment building, and one of them pointed a gun at my head. In the hour that followed, I was blindfolded, gagged, tied face down to my bed, and raped by both.” […]

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The SCW guilt

The SCW guilt

| March 18, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. As we approach the early spring months, many resolutions that we made at the beginning of the year have not been realized. This may cause us to have the SCW guilt. The more conscientious we are, the greater is the depression  and feeling of failure. By now, I guess you […]

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