Health

East Wayne St. Center, St. Joseph Community Health to present mental health awareness event

| November 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE—East Wayne Street Center and St. Joseph Community Health Foundation are scheduled to present the 1st Annual Mental Health Awareness Great Event at the Embassy Theatre at 7 p.m., Nov. 16. The event includes a presentation of the production “Mother 4 5 and 7even,” produced and directed by James Wesley Williams and starring actor Cynda […]

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Concern grows as Ebola spreads

Concern grows as Ebola spreads

| October 31, 2014

By Brian E. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call (FinalCall.com)—The Ebola virus—that some maintain is a man-made product established in biological warfare research—is still overwhelming Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and now has spread to Europe and America. Experts are calling Ebola the worst outbreak of disease in recent times. At Final Call press […]

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‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

‘We don’t need an Ebola czar’ insists famed Columbia professor

| October 30, 2014

(GIN)–With media stoking fears of a spreading Ebola crisis, medical professionals and other experts have been taking pains to keep cool heads above the super-heated news frenzy. They forced a retreat this week to plans by Governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie of New York and New Jersey, who threatened to quarantine all arrivals from […]

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Hope is the only answer

Hope is the only answer

| October 29, 2014

Dr. Gerald Deas By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. It has been stated: “Each time a man stands for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.”—Robert Francis Kennedy “The prophet of despair gains a shouting audience. But one who speaks […]

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Providence to host free flu shot clinic, anniversary events

| October 29, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 2317 Holton Ave., is scheduled to host a free flu shot clinic, sponsored by Walgreens, 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 1. This event is being offered to the community to promote good health. The church announces a celebration of its 59th anniversary. The theme is “Harmony in Stewardship.” The celebration […]

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Meet Kenneth Jones—CEO of St. Joseph Hospital

Meet Kenneth Jones—CEO of St. Joseph Hospital

| October 24, 2014

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Check this out: It’s not everyday that one of our readers contact me to shine the spotlight upon a CEO of a hospital here in our city of Fort Wayne, Ind., and it happened so I was delighted—delighted enough to bring him to you. First, this is what someone […]

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Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs announces community outreach events

| October 23, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs will be visiting eight Hoosier communities over the next several weeks, holding Community Outreach events that will offer veterans, active duty members and their dependents opportunities to connect with services and prospective employers. All events are free. To help organizers plan and staff each event, free registration can be accomplished […]

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A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

A lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

| October 22, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Can you imagine an engine running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year without stopping? Well, that little muscle called the heart that sits inside your chest and is about the size of your fist, it does just that. For the heart to run efficiently, […]

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Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males

| October 21, 2014

By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts–21 times greater—according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police […]

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Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

Ebola drug safety tests raise ethical issues as NY Times commends Cuba

| October 21, 2014

(GIN)–Can you test a promising new Ebola drug by giving it to one sample infected group and giving a deactivated placebo to another? That’s the issue dividing medical experts at a World Health Organization meeting this week in Geneva. “Is that even ethical? Will workers amid an epidemic be willing to consider getting a placebo? Which […]

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