Category Archive: Health

Mar 28

So you have heart failure, now what? 7 tips for management

(BPT) – The common misconception about having heart failure is that your heart immediately stops beating. The reality is that heart failure can be a slow process that happens over time. Being diagnosed with the disease can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. At least one person is diagnosed with heart failure every minute, …

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Mar 21

Preparing for surgery? These tips could save your life

  (BPT) – If surgery is in your future, it’s never too early to prepare. Whether you’re having an outpatient procedure or a major operation involving a hospital stay, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) encourages you to take simple steps to be ready for the big day, starting with talking with your physician anesthesiologist, …

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Mar 13

SPEAK OUT TO PROTECT YOUR HEALTH

  By: Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) For six years, Republicans have repeated the same phrase in every conversation about healthcare: “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now that Republicans control all levels of government, they are preparing legislation to strip 30 million Americans of the everyday security of health insurance. The impact of …

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Mar 01

SAVING HEARTS AND LIVES IN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY

  By Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Our heart is the engine that keeps our body running. That’s why problems with the heart—such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or heart failure—can significantly impact a person’s well-being, and, at worst, be life-threatening. During February, American Heart Month, we were able to shine …

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Feb 10

NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY COMMEMORATED IN PENSACOLA

By: Tony McCray National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was commemorated in Pensacola at Houser Memorial AME Zion Church on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:00 pm. Participants attending were the Mother Wit Institute led by Mrs. Georgia Blackmon and Mr. Johnnie Blackmon, the Florida Department of Health, the Escambia Health Department, the NAACP Pensacola Branch, the …

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Feb 10

ON NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY, TIME TO ADDRESS STIGMA

By Angelo C. Louw (NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist) Those of us working in HIV prevention have always believed that the spread of the virus was largely due to stigma around sex and sexuality, and that the only time we’d see any sort of progress in the fight against the epidemic, was when society started engaging …

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Jan 31

An easy way to save on your healthcare in 2017

(BPT) – If you’re like most people, there are a few times a year when you sit down to review your expenses – your cable bill, entertainment expenses and grocery receipts, for example – and try to figure out where you and your family can save money. One item you should consider is your healthcare …

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