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Medicaid disconnect between leaders and voters in South

[caption id="attachment_13518" align="alignleft" width="288"] The Deep South[/caption] Medicaid disconnect between leaders and voters in South By Maya Rhodan      WASHINGTON, D.C.  (NNPA) – As more and more provisions of the Affordable Care Act roll out, the disconnect between what leaders in pockets of the country want for their constituents and what the citizens actually want becomes more clear –and nowhe ...

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From women, daily calcium intake = longer life

According to a new study conducted by David Goltzman, director of the Calcium Research Laboratory at McGill University, a daily intake of 1,000 mg of calcium per day via supplements or food helps women may live longer. ...

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Aretha Franklin health challenges: cancelled shows and taking June off

Aretha Franklin announced, through her spokesperson, that she would be cancelling her shows and would also be taking the month of June off. ...

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Black teen birth rate falls 60 percent in 10 years

Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip in teen birth rates. ...

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Clear Health Alliance, HIV/AIDS Medicaid Specialty plan expands to six additional Florida Counties – Hillsborough, Osceola, Orange, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk

Clear Health Alliance, an HIV/AIDS Medicaid Specialty Plan offered by Simply Healthcare Plans, has received approval from the Agency for Health Care Administration (ACHA) to expand ...

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Black notables making the Affordable Care Act happen

African Americans who are playing an integral part in implementing the historic Affordable Care Act. ...

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Health Centers to help uninsured gain access

These centers serve in many of the neighborhoods that are set to benefit the most from the coming availability of insurance options that will be provided in the new insurance marketplace. ...

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Diabetics: Why your shoes matter

Diabetic nerve damage, or neuropathy, can lessen your ability to feel pain — especially in your feet. That’s why it’s important to inspect your feet daily and choose your shoes wisely. ...

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Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation to get new site

The Fannie Lou Hamer Cancer Foundation will move to Miss. Highway 8 and Floyce Street in Ruleville. ...

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Prince George’s teenager hopeful for Sickle Cell cure

At 15, she's very optimistic that her surgery will cure her of the symptoms that have made her childhood difficult. ...

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