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Chronic catheterization linked to high risk of infection
Thursday, June 23, 2016
If you or someone you care about is ever diagnosed with prostate problems or other conditions that lead to urinary retention, you should know that you're not alone. In fact, according to doctors at Johns Hopkins, such symptoms are present in about one in four men by age 55 and in half of 75-year-old men. Urinary catheters are a common treatment for
 
PALUMBO POINTS: Acceptance strategies for seniors
Thursday, June 16, 2016
We all have a hard time asking for and accepting help, but when it comes to seniors accepting care, the resistance is often high. Why? The question could be applied to almost anyone. It is not easy for most people to accept help, even when it's needed, but it can be particularly challenging for the current generation of seniors. For the rest of us, we are
 
The longest goodbye
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
CHARLOTTE – As many as 600,000 North Carolinians are living with Alzheimer's, or caring for someone who is, but advocates say it's been at least 10 years since a new drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, and advocates are underscoring the importance of advancing the treatment of the
 
NC misses out on Medicaid expansion
Monday, June 13, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina has taken a pass on almost $5 million a day in federal funds the state would be getting if it had expanded Medicaid. In the coverage gap are 500,000 people who don't qualify for Medicaid, but can't afford insurance through the Marketplace. But beyond the impact on individuals, the state's health systems also are missing out
 
Ask Nadia: Why are my blood sugar numbers so varied?
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Dear Nadia, I have been experiencing high blood sugar numbers on my glucose meter. They range from 131 on the low end to 534 on the high end. But that was one time. My average numbers are 127 to 231. – Roy G Dear Roy, Your varied blood glucose numbers are of concern. I would speak to your health care professional immediately to figure out what your
 

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'Solidarity for sustenance'

DURHAM – One in four children in North Carolina is hungry. Between 2010-15 North Carolina

Black banks struggle to survive, part 2

Leah Chase recalls a time when she couldn’t get a loan from a white-owned bank to expand

Disrespect from Democrats and Republicans

After last week’s column on how the major presidential candidates snubbed organizers of