Congressmen Levin, Moolenaar introduce bill to provide relief for Iraqi nationals facing deportation

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI-09) and Congressman John Moolenaar (R-MI-04) late yesterday introduced H.R. 2537, or the Deferred Removal for Iraqi Nationals Including Minorities Act, which will provide relief to Iraqi nationals who have orders of removal.

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What to eat with IBD

Whether you are newly diagnosed or a long time patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis), you most likely have or will have questions about your diet. Many of my clients that I have worked with over the years have told me that they have heard that they should eat whatever they like and to not restrict any specific foods, because diet has no effect on the disease.

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Heart failure

Heart failure is a chronic and progressive condition. Heart failure happens when the heart is unable to pump enough blood and oxygen in your body to meet the needs of the other organs. The inability to pump properly means the blood flow from your heart slows down leading to fluid back up causing one to develop swelling of the feet, otherwise known as leg edema. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an estimated 5.7 million Americans are living with heart failure (HF). Half of those who develop the disease will die within five years of diagnosis.

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Managing hypertension

Hypertension affects 85 million individuals, and 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure in the United States. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries which carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. In the United States, Hypertension is considered to be the most common primary diagnosis and reason for office visits. In addition, the prevalence is high, nationally and worldwide. In this article, we will identify Hypertension, briefly discuss causes, types, complications, and treatments.

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Facing addiction

On March 24, Peter’s Angels hosted an event central to educating members of the community about addiction and the various resources available to them. Speakers at this event included Summer Elise Eager, a certified alcohol and drug counselor, and Dr. Joseph Amir George, an addiction specialist. In addition, former drug addicts provided a different perspective as they discussed their past and present experiences in dealing with addiction.

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Taking care of patients

Dr. William Kesto grew up in Metro Detroit – in West Bloomfield, more specifically, and is proud to call the area home. He knew that he wanted to be a physician since he was a teenager in high school. “My interest in the career path progressed throughout college. I always knew I loved the sciences and wanted to help people,” he explained.

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Iraqi nationals gain temporary relief from detention, deportation

In the spring and summer of 2017 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rounded up 114 Detroit-area Iraqi nationals and detained them to await deportation. All came to the United States legally as green card holders. All committed crimes and completed their jail sentences or probationary periods. All received final orders of deportation from an immigration court and remained in the United States in a sort of limbo. They do not have green cards granting permanent resident status, but remain here under protection because sending them back to a violently unstable and politically volatile Iraq would endanger their lives.

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Area attorneys expand CCF legal help

Legal help with immigration issues has been a longstand­ing need within the Chaldean community, and the Chaldean Com­munity Foundation (CCF) has long provided legal help on immigration issues to those who need it. Family Law and Landlord Tenant Law are emerging as needed services within the community and CCF is rising to the occasion.

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All about the Resurrection

When Shamasha (Sub-Deacon) Khairy Foumia was a young boy, he and his friends and relatives used to keep kela­cha (cookies) in their pockets on Easter Sunday morning so that as soon as Easter Mass finished and they ran outside, they would grab the cookies and eat them. “We couldn’t wait to eat the kela­cha,” he said.

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Building miracles

“I have gotten the chance to re­ally make changes in lives and I have never done anything where I feel like I am really doing something,” said Daniella Benitez, 14. “Getting to make long lasting re­lationships and see lives change are things I will always hold on to.”

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