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A resurgent Republican Party will repeal ‘Obamacare,’ possibly with chaotic results – especially in Black America. COMPILED FROM WIRE REPORTS WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans are considering a “lightning-strike” rollback of the Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare” – early next year to kick off the Donald Trump era, but first they have to agree on a […]

‘New Lens on Aging’

‘New Lens on Aging’

Scholars shine light on Blacks and aging during annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America BY PENNY DICKERSON SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER Little Freddie King is a New Orleans Blues legend. He’s a self-taught guitar player who has always used his thumb versus a pick. It allows him to feel the music […]

Take precautions to BE SAFE this holiday season

Take precautions to BE SAFE this holiday season

From Family Features Although good tidings and joy abound during the holiday season, this time of year can also pose a serious threat to your family, friends and home. The holidays bring an elevated risk for fires and burns, and many Americans may have a false sense of security. A new survey conducted by Shriners […]

Health and safety go hand in hand

Health and safety go hand in hand

Family Features Most people recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to physical and emotional well-being, but you may not realize that some health-related activities can pose a safety risk if you don’t take proper precautions. Making safe habits part of your healthy lifestyle can help ensure you’re able to enjoy the […]

Contact lens safety tips

Contact lens safety tips

With nearly 41 million adults in the U.S. wearing contact lenses as a safe and popular form of vision correction, there is a growing trend among Americans to alter the appearance or color of the eyes by using decorative contact lenses. However, if these lenses are bought illegally and without a prescription from your eye […]

How to avoid costly health plan enrollment headaches

How to avoid costly health plan enrollment headaches

BY MICHELLE ANDREWS KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS With the annual signup period for plans on the health law’s marketplaces open, many consumers are worried about rising premiums, shrinking provider networks and the departure of major insurers such as UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Humana from many exchanges. Comparing plan premiums and deductibles only scratches the surface of what […]

Zika cases now top 1,000

Zika cases now top 1,000

The number of reported Zika cases in Florida topped 1,000 on Tuesday as Gov. Rick Scott announced the state will send another $7.4 million to Miami-Dade County to help with mosquito control. The Florida Department of Health reported nine additional cases of the mosquito-borne virus, bringing the overall total to 1,002. Eight of the new […]

Who diagnosed it best? Doctor or an app?

Who diagnosed it best? Doctor or an app?

BY KAREN KAPLAN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS If you’re feeling sick and you want to know what’s wrong with you, there’s an app for that. But the diagnosis won’t be as accurate as the one you’d get from a doctor — not by a long shot. In a head-to-head comparison, real human physicians outperformed a collection […]

Scientists still chasing after cause of runner’s high

Scientists still chasing after cause of runner’s high

BY ALLIE SHAH STAR TRIBUNE/TNS For many marathon runners, the reward for pushing themselves during the race extends beyond the finish line in the form of a hidden perk: runner’s high. But knowing what causes that euphoric feeling — and how to achieve it — has been a bit of a mystery. First identified in […]

How to tell if you have a cold, flu or allergies

How to tell if you have a cold, flu or allergies

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK/TNS As autumn approaches, chances are you, your co-workers or family members will begin sneezing, wheezing or coughing. How can you tell when it’s a cold, allergies or the flu? Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist Dr. Pritish Tosh says that during the spring and fall, it can be difficult to discern what […]