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Managing High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure

With the new year halfway gone and your New Year's resolution to eat smart and move more is just a withered dream, what can you do to start or maintain a liftstyle to lower high blood pressure? High blood pressure is when your... Read More.

Feeling the Affects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Obese Woman

Being a nurse for the past 12 years, I have seen many different diseases and how they have affected people’s lives. Which one has had the most impact on me? I would have to say Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read more.

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Obese Woman

The American Cancer Society reports that in the United States it is estimated that for 2011 about 12,710 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will have been diagnosed and about 4,290 women will die from cervical cancer. Read more.

African American women and obesity: How do we lower the statistics?

Obese Woman

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, in 2009, African American women ages 20 years and older are 60% more likely to be overweight and obese than non-Hispanic white women. Read more.

Childhood Obesity in the Black Community

Obese Woman

According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 23% of African American adolescents ages 12-19 were more likely to be overweight than non-Hispanic White adolescents (14 %). Read more.

Ever get the feeling you were being watched?

Obese Woman

How often should you step on the scale? For those who are dieting, you may find yourself weighing in daily, weekly or monthly. Others who are just maintaining may check their weight montly or when ever the mood hits them.Read more.

African-American men and prostate cancer

Get the check-up!

Obese Woman

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, In 2007, African American men were 1.4 times more likely to have new cases of prostate cancer, as compared to non-Hispanic white men. - Read more.

Recent Articles

Health

Managing High Blood Pressure

Feeling the Affects of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Women's Health

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

African American women and obesity

Ever get the feeling you were being watched?

Men's Health

African-American men and prostate cancer

Kid's Health

Keep Your Child Healthly From the Beginning

Is your child getting enough rest?

Childhood Obesity in the Black Community

 

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