Health

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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The African American State of the Union

The African American State of the Union

| January 25, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA News Wire Columnist While millions of people across the United States and throughout the world will continue to affirm, discuss, or respond in various ways to the last State of Union by America’s first President of the United States who is an African American, there are still priority issues […]

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Emotional triggers

Emotional triggers

| January 20, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Emotional:  Definition:  Abandonment, forsaken, destitute, depleted, drained, exhausted, empty-headed. “By starving emotions, we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped; by repressing them, we become literal, reformatory and holier- than thou; encouraged, they perfumed life; discouraged they poison it.”—Joseph Collins, 1866-1950 American Neurologist. “No soul is desolate as long as there is […]

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The gift of water

The gift of water

| January 13, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. In the beginning, as recorded in Genesis 1: 9-10: “And God said, ‘Let the vapors separate to form the sky above and the oceans below.’ So God made the sky, dividing the vapor above from the water below. This all happened on the second day. Then God said, ‘Let the […]

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The SCW guilt

The SCW guilt

| January 6, 2016

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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Hospital refuses to comply with court ruling to supply evidence, deposition

Hospital refuses to comply with court ruling to supply evidence, deposition

| January 5, 2016

Dexter Rogers wins judgement against Parkview but says justice still delayed Editor’s note: The following is the continuation of Dexter Rogers’ battle to find answers in the death of his mother Carrie Bell Rogers’ August 2011 death after a fall while she was in the care of Parkview Hospital. The previous article focused on Dexter […]

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Wellness event schedule for Oakridge Temple

Wellness event schedule for Oakridge Temple

| January 2, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A Community Whole Wellness Event is scheduled for 2:45 p.m., Jan. 30, Oakridge Temple Church Church Of God In Christ and Ministries located, 2808 Evans St. The event is designed to cover aspects of community social wellness. Organizers are offering a special thanks to Evangelist Missionary Paula Martin MSW, LMHW, Dee Smith, director of […]

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Local man says legal battle with hospital exposes legal system bias|

Local man says legal battle with hospital exposes legal system bias|

| December 29, 2015

Dexter Rogers’ uphill fight with Parkview about justice for common folk FORT WAYNE—Dexter Rogers is fighting a so-called giant. He isn’t afraid. For more than four years, the Fort Wayne man has been engaged in a battle to find out what happened to his mother, Carrie Bell Rogers, while she was a patient at Parkview […]

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For communities of color, fight against diabetes far from over

For communities of color, fight against diabetes far from over

| December 28, 2015

By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the rate of new cases of diabetes in the United States declined by about 20 percent from 2008 to 2014. This represents the first sustained decrease in diagnosis since the disease emerged as a major threat to […]

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