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That blood-red spot in your eye  is most likely no cause for alarm

That blood-red spot in your eye is most likely no cause for alarm

Feb. 12 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dear Doctor: This morning, when I looked in the mirror, I noticed I had a big, red bloodspot in the white part of my eye. I don’t remember injuring my eye. How did this happen?   A subconjunctival...

Natural hair: trend, or movement?

Natural hair: trend, or movement?

Feb. 12 | It gets deep when you have to define or categorize the hair strands that grow out of your scalp. Where should our natural hair fit into this society in which we live today in 2014? This makes me think of talk show host Arsenio Hall when he said, “the...

Is time the key to healthy families?

Is time the key to healthy families?

Feb. 12 | Rev. Dr. Daniel B. McKizzie of New CreationBaptist Church (l) and Brian KelleyPhoto courtesy of Brian Kelley We often hear about the importance of quality time in relationships. Time is important in development and success within anything we do....

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Adoption celebrated during Black History Month

Feb. 12 | During February, Black History Month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the Council on Black Minnesotans, and several nonprofit and community organizations are working together to encourage families to adopt children waiting in the foster...

Good looks may not be the only thing that runs in your family

Good looks may not be the only thing that runs in your family

Feb. 5 | Glaucoma can too    It may be easy to see that beauty is deeply rooted in your family tree. But some things that are passed down from generation to generation are not as easily seen — like glaucoma, an eye disease that runs in families and often...

What is endometriosis?

What is endometriosis?

Feb. 5 |             and Nathan Guimont   Endometriosis is a very common female condition and is defined as the presence of tissue that lines the uterus (or womb) in a location where it is not normally supposed to be. Normally...

Kente Circle: new location, same quality work

Kente Circle: new location, same quality work

Jan. 29 | By Brandon Jones Contributing Writer   There is a new organization on the corner of E. 38th Street and S. 4th Avenue in Minneapolis, although the organization itself has been around for some time now. It’s called Kente Circle, LLC, and on January...

Phasing Out: the new way to retire

Phasing Out: the new way to retire

Jan. 29 | As an HR business partner, I have noticed how many employees were opting to gradually move toward retirement rather than immediate retirement. Over the years, I have seen many of my peers experience uncertainty when closing this chapter. Gradually...

Eyelid twitching is common, usually harmless

Eyelid twitching is common, usually harmless

Jan. 29 | But when might it call for a visit to your doctor?               Doctor, my eyelids have been twitching lately. What’s going on?     Small, uncontrolled eyelid twitches lasting just a few minutes are very...

Learning the White way, knowing the African way

Learning the White way, knowing the African way

Jan. 29 |               “Nothing surpasses your writings! You shall love books more than your mother. No Scribe is ever in want and he is valued for his understanding.”  (Ancient Kemetic Teaching 2nd book of Khepra)   Going...