Health

The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

The Black Church response to HIV/AIDS: Where faith meets advocacy

| August 10, 2016

By Tamara Holmes (BAI Daily Contributing Writer) It’s no secret that HIV/AIDS advocates and the Black Church have not always seen eye to eye. However, a new faith-based initiative could create more collaboration between those groups than ever before. The United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS have launched a $4 […]

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Alcohol and old lace

Alcohol and old lace

| August 10, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Many renowned persons have made comments regarding alcoholism. One of those is John W. Gardner, American educator who stated, “No other national health problem has been so seriously neglected as alcoholism. Many doctors decline to accept alcoholics as patients. Most hospitals refuse to admit alcoholics. Available methods of treatment have […]

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From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

From ‘crack baby’ to mentor, Shawn Blanchard defies odds

| August 10, 2016

By Edward Henderson (The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint, NNPA Member) The term “crack baby” emerged into the social consciousness in the ’80s and ’90s during the crack epidemic sweeping minority communities. It referred to children who had been exposed to the drug because of their mother’s usage during pregnancy. It picked up additional stereotypical […]

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Community organizations join forces to educate on black infant mortality

Community organizations join forces to educate on black infant mortality

| August 9, 2016

By Stephanie C. Woodson Historian Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.-Eta Upsilon Zeta Chapter On Tuesday, Aug.2, three community organizations presented an informative listening session focused on the issue of black infant mortality in the 46806 zip code. “Healing our Community” was hosted by The Fort Wayne Urban League, Women’s Health Link and Zeta Phi Beta […]

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Olive Shisana: On sharing, lifting each other across the diaspora

Olive Shisana: On sharing, lifting each other across the diaspora

| August 6, 2016

By Hilary Beard (Black AIDS Institute Daily Editor) On the front lines of the AIDS epidemic for decades, Dr. Olive Shisana—president and CEO of South Africa-based Evidence Based Solutions and co-chair of the 2016 International AIDS Conference—will be the first to tell you that not only do Black Lives Matter its essential that black people […]

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Visiting Nurse seeks volunteers

Visiting Nurse seeks volunteers

| August 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Visiting Nurse, a locally based, non-profit hospice and palliative care provider, is looking for volunteers to assist in a variety of roles serving patients in the community as well as in Hospice Home, northeast Indiana’s only free-standing hospice facility dedicated to end-of-life care for both the patient and the family. Interviews begin in early […]

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Stand back against fat back

Stand back against fat back

| August 3, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH As you expand your waist with fat back and other high fatty calorie foods, the deposit of fat ultimately will collect in your gut and your butt. Wherever it decides to collect, it is bad for your health and will make you a candidate for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and […]

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Healthy Food Access Town Hall meeting set

Healthy Food Access Town Hall meeting set

| July 28, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Minority Health coalition, in cooperation with HealthyVisions of Fort Wayne, local affiliates, is sponsoring a series of Healthy Food Access Town Hall Meetings across the state. The goals of these events will be to increase awareness about local conditions surrounding healthy food access, discuss potential policy solutions, identify community resources and best practices, […]

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The love of life

The love of life

| July 27, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH As you read this column, just think of the killings that are taking place in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, towns and countries throughout the world. Guns, bombs and other instruments of destruction have no brain and therefore those who use these killing instruments are the predictors of life and […]

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Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

Dallas tragedy debunks every anti-gun control myth

| July 26, 2016

By Marc Morial (President and CEO of the National Urban League) “We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law—no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, […]

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