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Stress: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Stress: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Aug. 27 |   By Tamiko Morgan, M.D. Stress is a common cause of many health issues and is thought to be related to more than 70 percent of doctor visits. People don’t necessarily come to the doctor complaining of being “stressed,” but when we look...

Depression: A silent killer?

Depression: A silent killer?

Aug. 27 | According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every 13.3 minutes another person dies from suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death in America. Robin Williams had been very public about his long struggle with depression and substance...

Entrepreneur let ‘passion’ guide her choice of business

Entrepreneur let ‘passion’ guide her choice of business

Aug. 27 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer “Driven” is just one word you could use to describe Lindy Vincent; however, a better word would be “strategic.” Vincent’s a mother of three, a wife, a Stanford and University of Michigan graduate, and...

It’s back-to-school time — don’t stress out!

It’s back-to-school time — don’t stress out!

Aug. 27 | By Jennifer Keitt Contributing Writer Here are five ways for mothers to keep body and soul together as another school year approaches. Heal self-defeating thoughts  “I stunk at math and my kids will stink too!” This was my greatest self-sabotaging...

‘Special needs’ children?  You must be joking.

‘Special needs’ children? You must be joking.

Aug. 23 | Who and what is a “Special Needs Child”? Here we go again with some fool somewhere making up labels for people they have no concept of. First and foremost, the label dehumanizes the most precious of our human resources. This label confuses the...

What is Ebola Fever?

What is Ebola Fever?

Aug. 21 | Ebola Fever is a viral infection. The virus causes the bleeding (hemorrhage) of internal organs and of the skin. It also causes the infected person to have a fever. It is also known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. There is no vaccination against it. Ebola...

Straight-up talk about testosterone

Straight-up talk about testosterone

Aug. 15 | By Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni and Dr. Stephen M. Giorgianni Contributing Writers   It’s almost impossible to turn on the TV or open a newspaper (or website) without hearing about testosterone deficiency in men. We’re barraged with information...

Until there’s a cure, prevention is our best hope for controlling HIV/AIDS

Until there’s a cure, prevention is our best hope for controlling HIV/AIDS

Aug. 14 | Most skin diseases occur in people of all nationalities, regardless of their skin color. Certain problems encountered in the skin are more common in people with different hues of skin, and sometimes a disorder seems more prominent because it affects...

Motivate yourself to achieve in the workplace

Motivate yourself to achieve in the workplace

Aug. 4 | Years ago, I took a course on how to develop supervision skills in new managers. During one lecture, the professor stated that employees are not motivated by money. This philosophy was foreign to me, as it did not resonate with my desires or my motivators. This...

Compassion is essential to our humanity

Compassion is essential to our humanity

Aug. 1 |   Work in helping professions can lead to burnout, loss of compassion         By Tamiko Morgan, M.D. Compassion is defined as “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it”...