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MONEY MATTERS: Coming to Terms with Long-term-care Needs

It’s estimated that 70 percent of people aged 65 and older will need long-term-care services at some point, either in a facility or at home. Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, strokes, and advanced osteoporosis are just a few of the age-related health problems that can require a lengthy stay in a high-cost facility. The costs for long-term care are rising, and rates vary greatly by state and the type and level ...

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More Evidence That Southern Cooking Boosts Heart Risk

If your dinner plate often includes fried chicken, gravy-smothered liver, buttered rolls and sweet tea — your heart may not find it so tasty. Eating a Southern-style diet is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, according to research published in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. In a large-scale study that explored the relationship between dietary patterns and heart disease ...

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Black Male Enrollment Declines in Med Schools

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) The number of Black males applying to medical school is lower than it was three decades ago, raising concerns about the United States’ future ability to have health care providers be as diverse as the patients they serve, according to a new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). “No other minority group has experience ...

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Domestic Violence Continues to Plague Our Communities

by Eric Granof Despite nationwide efforts to curb domestic violence, recent evidence suggests that the problem isn’t going away anytime soon. The Los Angeles Police Department released statistics in January that showed violent crime actually increased 14.3% the past year, the majority stemming from domestic violence. The New York City Housing Authority released late last year that showed domestic violence t ...

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Segregated Neighborhoods Raise Heart Risks if You’re Black

Health By Nora Dunne Northwestern University African Americans who live in segregated neighborhoods are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease that people who live in integrated ones, new research shows. The opposite is true for white people who reside in predominantly white neighborhoods. There is no association in either direction for people of Hispanic descent. Neighborhood characteristics, social ...

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High Soda Intake May Boost Diabetes Risk, Even Without Obesity

Daily sugary drink tied to 13 percent increased risk over a decade, study finds (HealthDay News) — Whether you are slim or obese, if you drink lots of sugary soda or other sweetened drinks you are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, a new analysis reveals. Until now, health experts have thought that sugary drinks and type 2 diabetes were linked because sugar promotes weight gain, and body fat contribute ...

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Inaugural Mental Health Fair and Walk a Success

Mental Health in the African American Community (MHIAAC), a national grassroots mental health agency, launched its inaugural Mental Health Fair and Walk last weekend at the Gateway Mall. The theme was “Remove The Stigma – Break The Chains of Silence of Mental Illness.” More than 500 people came out to participate in this free event, which was comprised of an opening ceremony, a 2 mile walk, mental health ed ...

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Annie Ruth Foundation Honors National Red Nose Day

Board members of the AnnieRuth Foundation took a moment to pose in honor of National Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The da ...

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First-of-its-Kind Alzheimer’s Disease Study Seeks African American Volunteers

More than 5 million Americans are currently suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and scientists expect this number to triple by 2050. Experts say that African Americans are two to three times more likely than white Americans to develop the disease. A groundbreaking study testing whether an investigational drug can slow the development of Alzheimer’s seeks volunteers – including African Americans – who have ju ...

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