Animal research remains at the heart of medical progress
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:47
Frankie L. Trull
Scientists are on the cusp of potentially the greatest advance in cardiac care since the heart transplant.
Federal regulators just approved a device that allows physicians to replace faulty heart valves without opening patients' chests up. The procedure could save the lives of countless patients who are unfit for surgery.
Ramsey County restricts use of e-cigarettes in public places
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:37
The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to include electronic cigarettes in its clean indoor air policy and prohibit use of e-cigarettes and cigarettes within 25 feet of building entrances.
By including e-cigarettes in the clean indoor air policy, county leaders have established use of e-cigarettes will not be allowed anywhere conventional cigarettes are not allowed, such as work places, bars and restaurants.
Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:34
Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Heterosexual Black men were largely invisible at the 2015 United States Conference on AIDS last week, a long-term absence that will continue to impact the future of the AIDS epidemic in the Black community.
If you ask Bernie Wooden, he'll tell you straight out that a simple blood test saved his life. The test in question is the PSA (for prostate specific antigen) and Wooden, a 68-year-old African American man living near Washington, DC, had been getting it done every year. "My doctor had been comparing my PSA levels from year to year," he says. "After one of my physicals he calls and tells me that the levels had gone up since the year before, and he referred me to a urologist." The urologist ran some tests, took several small tissue samples, and found seven cancerous tumors.
Hayden, Anderson awarded for creation of Healthy Eating, Here at Home initiative
Thursday, 17 September 2015 11:24
Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-62) and Rep. Sarah Anderson (R-44A), who championed legislation to promote healthy, local eating among low-income families and seniors were recognized at the Minneapolis Farmers Market by a coalition of hunger advocacy organizations.
Pneumococcal vaccine can help protect you from serious infections
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 15:58
Last winter Samuel thought he had caught a bad cold, but after two weeks of being sick, his health took a sudden turn for the worse. Samuel, only 35 years old, started having chest pain and trouble breathing. In a panic, his wife rushed him to the hospital while his children stayed with a neighbor. At the hospital they learned that Samuel had pneumonia, and he needed to stay in the hospital to get well.