By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) In my years working in healthcare, I have been blessed to see patients celebrate happy moments, but I have also witnessed times of profound grief. The loss of a baby is one such example that deals a devastating blow to our families, healthcare providers, communities and nation […]
By Joan H. Allen (NNPA News Wire Contributor) June 19, 2016 marks World Sickle Cell Day. In a desire to help create a greater awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) and increase their efforts to find a cure, Pfizer invited members of the Black Press to meet and discuss with key members of their rare […]
Knowing the path of a person’s blood pressure from middle age onward may help doctors better assess the health risks posed by high blood pressure and could lead to earlier interventions to prevent stroke and other diseases linked to high blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension. “We already […]
A physician and the office manager of his medical practice, along with five owners of home health agencies, were arrested today on charges related to their alleged participation in a nearly $375 million health care fraud scheme involving fraudulent claims for home health services. The arrests and charges were announced Tuesday by Deputy Attorney […]
Stating “there is no greater contribution a city can make than educating our children,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings Tuesday announced a goal to recruit 150 Dallas businesses to support 400 summer internships as part of the Mayor Mike Rawlings Intern Fellows program. The eight-week internships will give Dallas public and charter high school students an […]
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee was a featured speaker at the recent Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Fuel Up to Play 60 Partnership kickoff, which took place recently at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy […]
When it comes to prescription coverage, seniors are seeing some of the biggest changes since the Medicare prescription benefit became available in 2006.
The AIDS epidemic has claimed the lives of more than 230,000 African Americans during the past three decades. Nearly half of the Americans living with HIV are African Americans.