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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? ...

Winners named in first  St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge

Winners named in first St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge

Oct. 11 | A range of community-driven ideas representing St. Paul’s diversity and cultural vibrancy received $1.365 million September 29 as winners of the first St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge. A program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the challenge...

Breck School 2014 Homecoming royalty

Breck School 2014 Homecoming royalty

Oct. 10 |   On September 19, Breck School crowned seniors Kwaku Bodom and Jaila Tolbert as Homecoming King and Queen during the school’s annual Homecoming Coronation ceremony. Both students are residents of Brooklyn Center. — Information and photo...

The heartache of heartburn

The heartache of heartburn

Oct. 9 | Heartburn is an extremely common condition.  It’s caused by acid backing up from the stomach into the esophagus. It is very unpleasant and can even feel like an intense fire burning in your chest that rises up into your neck. The most common...

Racial equity requires  ‘deep conversations about race’

Racial equity requires ‘deep conversations about race’

Oct. 9 | Seattle consultant shares insights on bias   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Racial equity must include everyone, said Glenn Harris of Seattle, who has worked on race and social justice issues for 20-plus years. “I believe we can end racial...

‘Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out’

‘Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out’

Oct. 3 | September is Recovery Month 2014   For the past 25 years, there has been a movement aimed at reducing stigma, providing education, and promotion of recovery for those with mental and/or chemical health issues. September is a month of celebration...

Getting the most out of visits with your doctor

Getting the most out of visits with your doctor

Oct. 2 | In the past, a trip to your doctor involved a friendly discussion and medical examination with someone who took care of all your healthcare concerns and gave cool stickers to the kids. Today, a trip to the doctor can be quite complicated. Different...

Know the difference between devotion and obsession

Know the difference between devotion and obsession

Sep. 27 |   There’s an old, beautifully written song that soul immortal Jerry Butler made famous, “Never Gonna Give You Up.” The refrain goes, “Never gonna give you up/no matter how you treat me/Never gonna give you up/So, don’t you think of...