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Dennis Johnson: How Healthy Habits Can Hold Off Kidney Complications

  By Elaine Porterfield Special to The Medium Dennis Johnson got the news from his doctor more than three decades ago: something was happening to his kidneys....

Obama Appoints Brooks Director Of The Office Of National AIDS Policy

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama announced the appointment of Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS...

Final Push To Get Blacks Signed Up For Health Insurance

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With less than two weeks left to sign up for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, grassroots supporters of the...

Living With Kidney Disease: Charlette Duckett’s Personal Story

It hit me after the birth of my second child: kidney failure. I knew I was at risk because I had lupus, a chronic...

Affordable Health Care For Black America

By Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. NNPA Columnist For the majority of more than 45 million Black Americans and millions of others who have been historically denied...

Not Enough Blacks Staying In HIV Treatment Programs

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even though Blacks get tested for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the virus that causes AIDS more than...

Reducing The Risk Of HIV By 90 Percent

By Phill Wilson NNPA Columnist       This Friday, February 7h, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It’s an opportunity for the nation to take a...

NMA Resolution: Good Health For All African-Americans

By Michael A. LeNoir, M.D.  Good health should be on minds of everyone, especially African Americans, at the beginning of this New Year.   Whether we...

Some Hopeful Signs In The HIV/AIDS War

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Rae Lewis Thornton likes to sneak in a tranquil tea time between expanding her brand and the...

Local Health Officials Warn Of Public Exposures To Measles

Local public health officials have confirmed a measles infection in an infant who was in several locations in King County during the contagious period....

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