Thu04242014

Opinion

Statistics are weighty in the battle against diabetes

When I write about diseases or serious health problems such as diabetes, statistics are necessary to inform and warn at the same time.

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Overlooked: The economic toll of health disparities

Health disparities are creating economic burdens for families, communities and the nation’s health care system.

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How connected are you?

The rapid-fire, head-spinning way in which technology continues to evolve never ceases to amaze me.

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Redistricting – What is really going on?

We have arrived at that time where, once every 10 years, the Census results in the creation of new boundaries from which we select our elected representatives.

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Message to thin people: illness and disease has your number too

Naturally thin people have to eat a good diet as well – and exercise, of course – to keep from succumbing to some of the same ailments and debilitating diseases that afflict the obese.

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February is done, so are we through celebrating?

When February ended, I thought to myself that’s it, the end of Black History Month?

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Merger reactions prove racism and growth don’t mix

The situation regarding the consolidation of Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools has turned into one of the uglier chapters in the history of Memphis.

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Early childhood trauma linked to adult disease

Have you or any of your family members, friends or colleagues ever had a heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease, hypertension or diabetes?

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Display of amazing grace at Whitney Houston farewell

America is blessed by the presence of the effective and diverse ministries of the African-American church.

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Getting smart on surety bonds

There is nothing wrong with being dumb. That’s how all smart people start out. In my case, I was dumb enough to quit a lifetime-guaranteed job with the government to start my own business.

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African Americans on dialysis: numbers reflect society on medical meltdown fringe

The statistics are startling. African Americans suffer from End Stage Renal Disease disproportionately more than any other race of people.

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The search for a soul mate is an inward journey

Dear Lucy: I have been married less than a year and I wrongfully thought that I had found and married my soul mate.

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Is gambling an OK tool for making economic development ‘luck’

Gambling is legally restricted in the United States, but its availability and participation is increasing.

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