Health

  • Do Better Jobs Mean Better Health?

    If you have a steady job that pays a fair wage, odds are you’re in better health than people who don’t. According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a reliable job with sufficient pay means more than a paycheck. For millions of Americans, employment also provides the health insurance and ...

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  • HIV/AIDS Activists Push for More Funding to Address Stigma

    WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic physicians, healthcare workers and human rights activists want the government and the public to place more emphasis on the stigma associated with the deadly disease that continues to plague the Black community. According ...

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  • Man Who Died from Ebola Endured Treatment Delays

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms — a delay that doctors said probably made it impossible for anyone to save his life. Dr. Martin Salia was in the 13th ...

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  • Nebraska Hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has Died

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in his native Sierra Leone died Monday while being treated in a biocontainment unit at a Nebraska hospital, the facility said. Nebraska Medical Center said in a news release that Dr. Martin Salia died as a result of the disease. ...

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  • Surgeon with Ebola Arrives in US for Treatment

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A surgeon who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone continued treatment Sunday at a biocontainment unit In Nebraska where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, landed at Eppley ...

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  • Does ZIP Code Matter More Than Genetic Code?

    (Updated 11/17/2014) Since the genetic code was fully mapped at the turn of this century, we have been schooled by science articles, TV crime shows, and medical breakthroughs that our DNA is the master of our destiny. It’s time for a rethink. A set of maps produced by the Robert Wood Johnson ...

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  • Medicare Open Enrollment

    Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important to review your Medicare choices each fall. Compare your current plan to new options and see if you can lower some costs or to find a plan that better suit ...

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  • Managing Diabetes for Optimum Quality of Life

    Living with Diabetes isn’t easy. The challenges involving the disease can be overwhelming at best. Monitoring blood levels throughout the day, finding the right foods to eat , and financing perscriptions can be alot to take in. Although exercise can give you the highest likelihood of ...

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