The nutrition gap: Too many missing critical nutrients

Take stock of daily diet; add right vitamins if necessary FAMILY FEATURES Our busy lifestyles make it challenging to ensure we’re getting all of the nutrients...

African diet reduces colon cancer risk for Black Americans

BY DAVID TEMPLETON PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE / TNS PITTSBURGH – When African-Americans and rural South Africans swapped diets for two weeks, they also swapped risk factors for...

Poll: Most Americans say Obamacare should get time to work

BLOOMBERG NEWS It may come as news to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, but a majority of Americans is not, in his words, dreaming of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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