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African-American volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s study

African-American volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s study

Blacks in U.S. twice as likely as Whites to develop disease FROM FAMILY FEATURES More than five million Americans are 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 […]

Judge backs AHCA on immigrant emergency care

Judge backs AHCA on immigrant emergency care

THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA An administrative law judge Monday ruled in favor of the state Agency for Health Care Administration in a long-running dispute with hospitals about emergency care for undocumented immigrants.  The case focused on Medicaid payments that hospitals receive when undocumented immigrants go to emergency rooms. Judge John D.C. Newton, in a […]

Governor flip-flops on Medicaid expansion

Governor flip-flops on Medicaid expansion

Gov. Scott now backing off support of a proposal that would extend federally subsidized health insurance to nearly 800,000 poor Floridians. BY DARA KAM THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Adding more drama to a $5 billion budget standoff between Republican legislative leaders, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday reversed course on his one-time support […]

First you cry: ‘Blackonomics’ columnist shares battle with ALS

First you cry: ‘Blackonomics’ columnist shares battle with ALS

Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series. HAZEL TRICE EDNEY TRICE EDNEY NEWS SERVICE For the past 22 years, Jim Clingman has published his cutting edge “Blackonomics” column in Black-owned weekly newspapers (including the Florida Courier) around the country. The column mainly pushes for economic justice, which he views as a core […]

Mental health scrutinized

Mental health scrutinized

Lawmakers may increase coordination, funding BY MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – As Florida lawmakers study the impact of mental illness on the state’s troubled criminal justice and child-protection systems, the House and Senate are proposing major overhauls of services and funding for treatment programs. The Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed […]

Florida loves ‘Obamacare’

Florida loves ‘Obamacare’

Majority will get financial subsidies BY NOAM N. LEVEY TRIBUNE WASHINGTON BUREAU / TNS WASHINGTON – More than 85 percent of Americans who signed up for health coverage this year through the Affordable Care Act qualified for government subsidies, according to a new report that underscores the scope of the aid at a time when […]

Exploring the cause of asthma in kids

Exploring the cause of asthma in kids

Poverty and race drive rates more than city living BY MEREDITH COHN THE BALTIMORE SUN (TNS) BALTIMORE — It was the day after Mother’s Day in 2012 when Faith Walker ran into her East Baltimore house unable to breathe. Her mother, Tyishia Walker, who suffers from asthma and has an older daughter with the disease, […]