Health

Rule change on generic drug labeling could cost billions

Rule change on generic drug labeling could cost billions

| June 11, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A proposed rule change for generic drug labels, crafted by the Food and Drug Administration, could cost patients, healthcare providers and drug manufacturers billions of dollars and limit access to affordable, prescription drugs for minorities and the poor, according to more than a dozen organizations that serve people […]

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Free meals offered through Summer Food Service Program

| June 9, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church announces plans to participate in the Summer Food Service Program. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under and to persons over 18 years who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. Free meals will be […]

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Blacks drowning in lack of swimming skills

Blacks drowning in lack of swimming skills

| June 6, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—In the two weeks leading up the to unofficial start of summer, reports of accidental drowning deaths had already begun, including at least three victims under the age of four, and a 21-year-old Grambling State University senior, Alexandria Shelton. Like clockwork, a lack of water safety resurfaces each […]

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NAACP statement on President Obama’s carbon pollution rule

NAACP statement on President Obama’s carbon pollution rule

| June 5, 2014

Courtesy of Denise Abdul-Rahman, Indiana NAACP WASHINGTON, D.C.—The NAACP has released the following statement applauding President Obama for his historic proposal to curb US carbon pollution as a key component of his comprehensive climate change plan. Power plants are the country’s single biggest source of carbon pollution—responsible for up to 40 percent of the country’s […]

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House blocks fed raids on medical marijuana

House blocks fed raids on medical marijuana

| May 30, 2014

While we’re not advocating any kind of intoxication as a way of life, this measure to prevent the DEA from going after medical marijuana dispensers and users signals a major shift toward a saner way to deal with the drug. The states of Washington and Colorado have taken steps to regulate the sale and use […]

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Chicago wants to video all gun sales

Chicago wants to video all gun sales

| May 29, 2014

This is certain to set of a number of protests and constitutional challenges. It will be interesting to see how the collision between a municipalities right to regulate businesses—i.e. on zoning—and Second Amendment rights play out. Its a totally different issue, but we remember seeing battles in some areas that pitted First Amendment rights against […]

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Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia

Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia

| May 28, 2014

The Internet is wonderful and we find Wikipedia interesting and helpful in a lot of ways. But, this one is a no brainer. While we value second opinions in medical treatment, it’s best to seek out those opinions in situations in which you can dialogue with a real person. Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia, say […]

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Bar-B-Q and you

Bar-B-Q and you

| May 28, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH Well, here it is another day of celebration and a day of seeing how much one can eat and drink. Well, I can assure you that when the good times and exotic tastes are over, your stomach will be singing the bar-b-q blues. The Story of Bar-B-Q Blues Oh, my […]

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Sign about beer, domestic violence raises ire of some

Sign about beer, domestic violence raises ire of some

| May 28, 2014

We know that some folks have a problem with they call overboard trends toward “political correctness,” but some things just aren’t funny—especially if you’ve lost a child, sister, brother, or dear friend to domestic violence. And, to men who think such things are funny, tell us, how would you respond if someone put their hands […]

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Chi Eta Phi wraps month

Chi Eta Phi wraps month

| May 26, 2014

Courtesy of Chi Eta Phi Special to Frost Illustrated Chi Eta Phi Sorority Inc. wrapped up the month of May with three important events—Heart Health Awareness, National Nurses’ Week, and Spiritual Fit Sunday. On Saturday, May 10, the sorority hosted its Third Annual Go Red for Women Heart Health Awareness Fashion Luncheon at Kingston Care […]

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