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Too Few Blacks, Hispanics Becoming Doctors: Study

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink] Shortage of minority physicians may affect U.S. patient care, experts say HealthDay News– Too few members of minority groups are pursuing careers in U.S. medicine, resulting in a serious lack of diversity among general practitioners and specialty doctors,[Read More…]

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African-American Prostate Cancer Summit

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Conference will discuss how recommended changes in treatment affect black men By Frederick H. Lowe The Prostate Health Education Network will host its 11th Annual African-American Prostate Cancer Summit next month amid concerns that it must have[Read More…]

9 recommendations to control high blood pressure

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink] By Tom Hughes   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill New guidelines for managing high blood pressure include nine recommendations and a treatment flow chart to help doctors treat patients with hypertension. “These new guidelines provide reliable, evidence-based[Read More…]

Job Cuts

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Employment More than 105,000 job cuts announced in July The day before the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly jobs’ report on Friday, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a Chicago-based outplacement firm, published its figures for[Read More…]

Black Infant Death Rates

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Infant death rates between blacks and whites is very wide By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. infant death rate among blacks was twice as high as that for white infants in 2013, even though the overall infant[Read More…]

Trump As In Rump

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   His comments about black men, including President Obama, are well known Donald Trump, who was banned from last weekend’s RedState gathering in Atlanta because of sexist comments he made to Fox News’s Megyn Kelly during Thursday’s Republican[Read More…]

He Lives

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   #Black Lives Matter Michael Brown and #Black Lives Matter Movement. He was shot to death nearly a year ago.   By Frederick H. Lowe Nearly a year ago, an unarmed Michael Brown was shot to death by[Read More…]

How Does Working Nights Raise Diabetes Risk?

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Diabetes By Lisa Chedekel Boston University African-American women who work night shifts are significantly more likely to develop diabetes than those who have never worked nights. The cause may be sleep cycle disruptions, say the authors of[Read More…]

Whitney Houston’s Daughter Is Dead

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Bobbi Kristina Brown dies after being removed from life support (TriceEdneyWire.com) — Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of the late superstar singer Whitney Houston, died after being removed from life support. Brown, the only daughter of[Read More…]

New Drug May Help Diabetic Kidney Disease Patients

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   (HealthDay News) –A new drug decreases dangerously high levels of potassium in people with diabetes-related kidney disease, a new study finds. Potassium is necessary for the heart, kidneys and other organs to work normally, but damage to[Read More…]