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Medicare enrollment season is here
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Medicare’s annual enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. This is your yearly chance to shop for insurance coverage that best meets your needs. People covered by Medicare will have even more plans with a host of new benefits to choose from for 2020. Here are five things to keep in mind: 1. Review your 2020 coverage options. Medicare
 
Is poor sleep ruining your marriage?
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
If poor sleep has put a strain on your marriage, you’re not alone. Every morning, 1 in 3 Americans wake up sleep deprived. A health crisis can be tough on a marriage as it can add a ton of stress. In fact, research has shown a link between decline in health and marriage quality. Did you know that 6 in 10 adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease?
 
Cold medicine ingredients can raise blood pressure
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
There’s a reason it’s called the “common” cold. Adults have an average of two to three colds per year and children even more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most people recover from a cold within a week to 10 days. But decongestants may raise blood pressure or interfere with the effectiveness of some
 
Why is suicide a growing problem in the black community?
Monday, September 30, 2019
The NNPA is taking a closer look at the stigma of mental illness in the African American community. It’s no secret that African Americans – particularly teens – are committing suicide at record levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have increased by 30 percent since 1999 and nearly 45,000
 

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Clergy and depression

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. – Whenever clergy commit suicide, we always wonder why. We grieve

Combs Elementary unveils new outdoor-learning and play space

RALEIGH – School administrators at one Wake County elementary school have teamed up with

Medicare enrollment season is here

Medicare’s annual enrollment period runs from October 15 to December 7. This is your