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Why are holidays so hazardous to our health?

Why are holidays so hazardous to our health?

Oct. 29 | Tips for giving your body what it needs to fight illness    By John Young, M.D. Contributing Writer   It’s a sad statistical fact: The holidays, from Christmas to New Year’s, are a treacherous time when it comes to our health. There’s...

An ethics officer can help reform  the Mpls Police Department

An ethics officer can help reform the Mpls Police Department

Oct. 22 |             [An open letter] By Michael Friedman Contributing Writer To Mayor Betsy Hodges, Last month, I attended a forum at the Minneapolis Urban League about police-community relations. One of the panelists, longtime...

Grief may be hardwired into Black culture

Grief may be hardwired into Black culture

Oct. 22 | Learning to cope with loss is essential to our health   The weather is turning and we are entering fall and winter quickly. When seasons change, oftentimes our moods and bodies change as well. Historically, winter has been known as a season of depression....

Strokes can devastate

Strokes can devastate

Oct. 22 | Strokes occur when areas of the brain stop receiving blood and oxygen. The affected areas of the brain may die or become severely damaged. All of the bodily functions controlled by that area of the brain will be affected. Sometimes the loss of body...

Reflections on church

Reflections on church

Oct. 22 | Churches are “the life’s blood of our folks’ community,” Melba Pattillo Beals’ grandma said in Melba’s book Warriors Don’t Cry, which recounts Melba’s membership in the “Little Rock 9,” who integrated Arkansas’ Central High School...

Our gifts are meant to be shared

Our gifts are meant to be shared

Oct. 22 | Introducing a new column we expect will appear regularly in the MSR   Writing has been a passion of mine since before I even understood the word passion. I first started with poetry, and then I moved on to short stories and plays. I wrote my...

Cookie Cart back in business

Cookie Cart back in business

Oct. 22 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   Fun, exciting and historical: Those are three words to describe the restoration and reopening of the Cookie Cart. As previously stated, the Cookie Cart has a long history in the connected community of...

Listen to your body and heed its warnings

Listen to your body and heed its warnings

Oct. 17 | Some unpleasant recent experiences  reminded me of my vulnerabilities When I opened my life to all of you in my past articles, I thought not much else could happen or be significant enough to write about. I must admit I was wrong on both accounts....

Ebola Fever: What is it and how is it spread?

Ebola Fever: What is it and how is it spread?

Oct. 16 | This column, which first ran in our August 21 issue, has been revised and updated by Dr. Crutchfield to run again due to the ongoing Ebola crisis.   Ebola Fever is a viral infection. The virus causes the bleeding (hemorrhage) of internal...

Curly hair styles turned up

Curly hair styles turned up

Oct. 11 | Styling and hair care have evolved for Black women, especially those who choose to wear their hair natural. Curly hair flashback: Can you name the hairstyle that actually stained furniture due to the residue from the product we added in our hair? ...