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September 9, 2016
Catholic Charities program aids those with traumatic brain injuries

For more than 20 years, a special program operated by Catholic Charities Community Services has been helping people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

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Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
September 8, 2016
Protocols protect young brains
Protocols protect young brains

After getting their "bells rung," high-school athletes of prior decades may have shaken it off and returned to the field.

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By Annette Jiménez/Catholic Courier
September 6, 2016
Center offers array of care for people in need
Center offers array of care for people in need

In 2011 Nikki Haynesworth was working for a small nonprofit organization, unable to afford health insurance and yet making too much money to qualify for Medicaid. So, she simply hoped she wouldn't get sick.

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By Mike Latona/Catholic Courier
September 6, 2016
Responding to cancer diagnoses
Responding to cancer diagnoses

What do you say when a loved one tells you he or she has cancer?

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By Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier
September 6, 2016
Should New Yorkers be concerned about the Zika virus?

Amid news of Zika-carrying mosquitos moving into Florida and more people in the United States testing positive for the virus, local and state health officials are putting precautionary plans in place to keep residents safe.

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By Gina Capellazzi/Catholic Courier
September 6, 2016
The intersection between faith and health
The intersection between faith and health

In 2006, I wrote a column called "The Health Benefits of Going to Church." In it, I reviewed two studies that examined whether attendance at religious services could be beneficial for overall health. 

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September 6, 2016
Churches must promote good health habits, humor, author says
Churches must promote good health habits, humor, author says

Good health care is not defined solely by the medical assistance we receive during times of illness or after an accident, Cal Samra insists in "The Physically Fit Messiah." Life patterns that foster good health ought to become personal goals of ours long before a virus attacks or a bone is broken. 

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Reviewed by David Gibson/CNS
August 30, 2016
Previous Stories
Previous Stories

The Catholic Courier's Health series stories from 2005-2015.

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