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McCain’s brain cancer draws renewed attention to possible Agent Orange connection

When Amy Jones’ dad, Paul, was diagnosed with glioblastoma last month, she wondered whether it might be tied to his time in Vietnam.

Booker and Menendez fight against health care vote

In an effort to promote and perhaps save President Obama's signature health care law—New Jersey's top Democratic legislators are denounced the Senate vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it.

High-prescription drug prices hurt the black community

Nearly a decade ago, Clinton Crawley, a Baltimore resident and one of my constituents, was diagnosed with diabetes. Clinton has done everything his doctors asked—he eats well, he exercises and he takes his medication. Although Clinton has employer-sponsored health insurance, ...

Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease

Ask Dr. Kevin is a new feature brought to you by Pfizer Rare Disease in collaboration with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) to increase understanding of sickle cell disease.

Republicans defend health bill with false statements

A day after the House of Representatives passed a bill to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act, Ashleigh Morley visited her congressman’s Facebook page to voice her dismay.

Toxic water a worry in New Jersey, scientist says

Drinking a glass of tap water can be dangerous, according to a South Jersey based biochemical company.

Some frequently asked questions about urgent care

The following are some frequently asked questions about urgent care as provided by Urgent Care Association of America, which represents professionals working in urgent care.

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Did you know that drinking too much can harm your health?

Mixing Opioids and Alcohol May Increase Likelihood of Dangerous Respiratory Complication

Newswise — CHICAGO – Taking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to become extremely shallow or stop altogether, reports ...

How black women can prevent heart disease

According the American Heart Association, nearly 50,000 Black women will die this year of cardiovascular disease. Despite all the talk about prevention and warning signs, more Black young women under 50 are suffering from heart attacks at greater numbers than ...

Rutgers study: Disparities in mental health treatment for children

As Wenhua Lu explains, most studies on mental health care disparities have typically focused on either adult populations or youths only, leaving children younger than six years under-investigated.

Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them, choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let's begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is.

Are you getting enough sleep?

How you feel and perform during the day is related to how much sleep you get the night before. If sleepiness interferes with your daily activities, more sleep each night will improve the quality of your waking hours.

Improve your health through physical activity

Physical activity is anything that gets your body moving. According to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, you need to do two types of physical activity each week to improve your health–aerobic and muscle-strengthening.

It’s Your Life. Treat Your Diabetes Well.

November is National Diabetes Month. Make it your time to take charge of your type 1 or type 2 diabetes for a longer, healthier life.

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