Health

The breast, more or less!

The breast, more or less!

| March 9, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Women seem to worry about having small breasts and men are distressed when they have too much breast. Usually, small breasts in women is not related to any particular hormonal condition but is most likely genetic, or may be due to a decrease in estrogen production. However, when men begin […]

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NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

| March 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 is scheduled to host the Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative “National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness seminar, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 10 at Parkview Field Upper Level Suite in downtown Fort Wayne. The scheduled guest speaker for the event is First […]

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The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

The Black Church and HIV: ‘The Social Justice Imperative

| February 26, 2016

By Sheila Curry-Campbell NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049—Health Committee held the first in a series of three events. The Black Church and HIV “The Social Justice Imperative” was held on Monday, Feb. 15 at Parkview Field Lincoln Life Financial Event Center. NAACP Health Committee Chair Linda Brooks and Stephen L. Terry, senior pastor of […]

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Why do politicians treat addiction differently in the suburbs?

Why do politicians treat addiction differently in the suburbs?

| February 26, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA News Wire Columnist Nick Cocchi would like to be the sheriff of Hampden County, an Eastern Massachusetts county of half a million people. Springfield, Mass., a city that is about 22 percent African American, is the county seat. Eastern Massachusetts (and indeed, much of New England) is experiencing the devastating fallout […]

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Get health ‘Back On Track’ with free class at McMillen Park Community Center

Get health ‘Back On Track’ with free class at McMillen Park Community Center

| February 17, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Transitional Health Inc. is scheduled to host  free seminar entitled “Back On Track,” from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., March 9 at  McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Back on Track is a wellness class that helps people overcome nutritional and fitness setbacks. Participants will learn ways to work on: • Health related […]

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Stop, look, don’t listen!

Stop, look, don’t listen!

| February 17, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D., MPH Years ago, there use to be signs on different corners warning you about traffic. The signs would read: ”Stop, Look and Listen.” The signs now have been replaced by a green or red hand to warn you of dangers in crossing. I remember, as a kid, my teacher would […]

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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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