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    Trump’s First Legislative Effort Fails as G.O.P. Pulls Bill to Repeal Obamacare

    March 24, 2017

    WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders, facing a revolt among conservatives and moderates in their ranks, pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act from consideration on the House floor Friday afternoon in a humiliating defeat for President Trump on the first legislative showdown of his presidency. Paul D. Ryan, the House speaker, rushed to the… [Read More]

    Five things every African American should know about HIV/AIDS in 2016

    June 2, 2016

    Yes, it’s 2016 – nearly 35 years since the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. But, the sexually transmitted disease is just as dangerous today as it was years ago. More than 37 million people were living with HIV by the end of 2014, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). And since the… [Read More]

    Gotta minute? Get a good workout

    May 20, 2016

    Couch potatoes, there are no more excuses. New research from Canada contends that just one minute of high-intensity exercise can boost your health as much as 45 minutes of a moderate workout. That means you can’t claim that you don’t have enough time to get in shape. “Most people cite ‘lack of time’ as the… [Read More]

    Potawatomi Hotel and Casino’s ‘Heart Of Canal Street’ charity application process kicks off this week

    May 20, 2016

    For more than two decades, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s signature community program, Heart of Canal Street, has enhanced and improved the lives of children and their families in southeastern Wisconsin. Local charities will once again have the opportunity to become part of this special tradition as applications for the 2016 program will be accepted beginning… [Read More]


    April 28, 2016

    We need 50 women to walk with Team …  BLACK WOMEN 50+ HEALTH & LIFESTYLES MAGAZINE Registration deadline April 28 at the   AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER WALK   3 mile fundraising walk for awareness and prevention of breast cancer…   Saturday, May 7, 2016 Veterans Park on the Lake / 1010 N. Lincoln… [Read More]

    Four spring break travel tips for seniors and caregivers

    April 7, 2016

    If you are a caregiver for a senior loved one who will be going with your family on vacation this spring, there are a few things you should consider before heading out. Preparing in advance can help make the trip more relaxing and enjoyable for everyone. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Thoughtful planning: While… [Read More]

    St. Ann’s Bucyrus Campus to hold blood drive

    April 7, 2016

    Blood that closely matches a patient’s is less likely to be rejected by the patient and can mean fewer complications after a transfusion, according to the American Red Cross. Genetically similar blood is superior for people who need repeated blood transfusions, for conditions like sickle cell anemia. Unfortunately Nationally, African Americans are underrepresented in community… [Read More]

    Are these foods making you sluggish?

    December 11, 2015

    By Carmen Cameron for BlackDoctor.com Do you feel tired all of the time even though you’re getting enough sleep? While there are other possible contributors to that “sluggish” feeling, a likely culprit is your diet. It is widely known in the world of health and science that three types of foods cause fatigue or “sluggishness”…. [Read More]

    Five flu facts to keep you healthy

    December 11, 2015

    With December upon us, it’s more than a nip in the air that you might notice. People clearing their scratchy throats or turning away with a hacking cough: the telltale signs the holiday flu season are here. The flu, or influenza is that seemingly unavoidable winter illness that makes our noses, throats and lungs miserable…. [Read More]

    Beware of these asthma and allergy triggers this holiday season

    December 10, 2015

    There are a number of steps people with allergies and asthma can take to deal with the challenges they may face over the holidays, an expert says. “Two-thirds of allergy sufferers have symptoms year-round, so it’s not just a matter of the first freeze hitting and your symptoms disappearing,” Dr. Bryan Martin, president of the… [Read More]