Health

Liberians  rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

Liberians  rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

| August 20, 2014

(GIN)–An Ebola isolation center was overrun by Liberians in the capital city Monrovia over the weekend, as fear and confusion lead some to accuse western countries of inventing a killer disease and then placing a clinic for infected people in the midst of a slum. The holding facility in the densely-populated West Point slum was […]

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EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

EPA urged to reduce refinery pollution

| August 20, 2014

By LaGloria Houston Defender HOUSTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency needs to do more to protect black, Latino and poor communities from oil refineries that put nearby residents at heightened risk of cancer, asthma, and other upper respiratory diseases, witnesses testified at an EPA Houston-area public hearing on proposed updates to emissions standards for refineries. “Numerous […]

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Lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

Lazy heart may need Coenzyme Q10

| August 19, 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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CANI Head Start announces lunch program

| August 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) recently announced its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its policy for providing free lunches at no separate charge to children in the Head Start preschool program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age […]

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This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

This year’s Amnesty & Deliverance Festival to focus on health, family, spirituality

| August 13, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Some people say there’s a solution to every problem. At the very least, there is a way to find peace in the midst of any of life’s storms. That’s the central message behind the Fourth Annual Amnesty & Deliverance Community Festival, set for Aug. 23 in McMillen Park. According to Amnesty & Deliverance Community […]

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Spread of Ebola traced to two-year-old

Spread of Ebola traced to two-year-old

| August 13, 2014

(GIN)—If researchers are correct, a two year old in southeastern Guinea, who died last year with Ebola symptoms, was the unsuspecting carrier of the disease soon to wreak havoc in at least three countries with common borders. The child, called “Patient Zero,” died Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill, according to a […]

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This barbershop’s no joke

This barbershop’s no joke

| August 13, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. MPH In 2002, Hollywood released “Barbershop,” a comedy set in the ‘hood that showed all of the inside jokes, commentary and exchanges that happen in barbershops all over the country. But, what this film failed to show is some of the dangers and health risks that also come from some […]

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Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. celebrates National Health Center Weekwith two free Community Health Fairs

| August 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Neighborhood Health Clinics Inc. is scheduled to celebrate National Health Center Week with to free community health clinics this month. The times and dates for those health fairs are: • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 12 at the new Southeast Clinic at 3350 East Paulding Road, Fort Wayne St.; and • 9 a.m. […]

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Shut off pause

Shut off pause

| August 9, 2014

By Shea Howell Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT—On July 21, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced a moratorium on water shut offs for 15 days. This announcement came after widespread outrage over their policy of aggressively shutting off the water to people who cannot afford to pay their bills. Mounting […]

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Scientist who discovered Ebola doesn’t see global threat

Scientist who discovered Ebola doesn’t see global threat

| August 7, 2014

(GIN)–The Belgian researcher who first identified the Ebola virus is playing down fears of a global pandemic. “I would sit next to an infected person on the train,” said Professor Peter Piot, whose credentials include the title of former Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, former head of UNAIDS, and now director of the London […]

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