Health

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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Hillary Clinton tours Flint, Mich.

Hillary Clinton tours Flint, Mich.

| February 11, 2016

By D. Kevin McNeir NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took a pause from campaigning on Sunday, Feb. 7 to visit Flint, Mich., at the invitation of the city’s mayor, Karen Weaver, following weeks of conversations between the two leaders about the health crisis that citizens, particularly children, continue to face […]

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Spotlight on Rescue Mission and St. Joe Hospital being honored by MYS

Spotlight on Rescue Mission and St. Joe Hospital being honored by MYS

| February 11, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourself and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love to get […]

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SCAN’s reach expands from 21 to 28 Indiana counties

SCAN’s reach expands from 21 to 28 Indiana counties

| February 11, 2016

Northern Indiana Prevention Services Team added FORT WAYNE—SCAN recently announced that as of Jan. 1, its services will expand, growing from 21 counties to 28 counties throughout the Department of Child Services regions 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 11.  New counties served include Lake County, Tipton, Madison, Hamilton and Hancock counties. Additionally, SCAN’s presence […]

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Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

Indiana needs water plan to avoid Flint-like disaster

| February 10, 2016

By Denise Abdul-Rahman The Rev. Dr. Cornell William Brooks, of the NAACP spoke at a Mass meeting held in Flint, Mich. He said: “We are here seeking justice for children that have been poisoned in their own communities. “We are here to disentangle one of the most profound environmental social justice challenges of our time.” […]

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Be more vocal about asthma

Be more vocal about asthma

| February 10, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal cords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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Make a plan to quit smoking

Make a plan to quit smoking

| February 8, 2016

By Patricia Turner Special to Frost Illustrated Every New Year’s Day, people all over the world make resolutions to improve their health and lifestyle. If you’re a smoker, the best thing you can do is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the No. 1 cause of preventable death in Indiana. Making the decision […]

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You’ll lose with pneumonia, booze

You’ll lose with pneumonia, booze

| February 6, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH While training at Kings County Hospital in Internal Medicine, I often had to admit many patients with pneumonia. During their hospital stay, some would do well while others did poorly. In reviewing their medical history, those who did not do well usually had a history of alcoholism. These patients would […]

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African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

| January 28, 2016

By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised to improve the delivery of healthcare services in America—especially for historically disadvantaged communities that suffer high rates of chronic illness. The ACA has begun to deliver on that promise, but work still remains to ensure all who need […]

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Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

| January 25, 2016

By the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. NNPA News Wire Columnist Flint, Michigan is impoverished. The auto plants have closed. Forty percent of the city’s 100,000 residents live below the poverty level. It is majority minority. It’s been in fiscal crisis since 2011, with the state taking over budgetary control and a state-appointed “emergency manager” driving […]

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