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The Good Wife Works – Women write of encounters with abusive men

The Good Wife Works – Women write of encounters with abusive men

Jun. 24 |           “Many men in our culture never recover from childhood unkindnesses.” — bell hooks (born 09/25/52 as Gloria Watkins)   The books of Pearl Cleage and Rosie Perez’s Handbook for an Unpredictable Life (N.Y.:...

Hair loss or damage — did I do that?

Hair loss or damage — did I do that?

Jun. 23 | How many of you have heard people say, “Sometimes you endure the pain to be beautiful”? Is the consequence behind the pain truly worth it? There are many health issues one may encounter that can cause hair loss and damage that are totally out...

Young entrepreneur works to close the ‘access gap’

Young entrepreneur works to close the ‘access gap’

Jun. 20 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Ernest Comer IIIPhotos courtesy of Ernest Comer III In a day and age when the Civil Rights Era clarion “We Shall Overcome” increasingly has changed for many Black people to “I have overcome,”...

Uncontrolled diabetes can have devastating consequences

Uncontrolled diabetes can have devastating consequences

Jun. 19 |           Dr. Crutchfield, there has been a lot of discussion in the news lately about diabetes. What is diabetes?   Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is a group of diseases in which there are high levels...

Uterine fibroids: their diagnosis and treatment

Uterine fibroids: their diagnosis and treatment

Jun. 16 | By Renaisa S. Anthony MD, MPH     Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that grow in the uterus. They are the most common non-cancerous tumors found in reproductive-age women. They come in all sizes and can be found in various places throughout...

Student group presents ‘diversity  demands’ to U of M officials

Student group presents ‘diversity demands’ to U of M officials

Jun. 16 | ‘Whose Diversity?’ resists cooptation, wants more than ‘sprinkling a few faces of color in catalogues’     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The issue of diversity is ever-present at the University of Minnesota. However, this may be the...

Black nurses celebrate their contributions to health care

Black nurses celebrate their contributions to health care

Jun. 13 | By Brandi Phillips Contributing Writer   MN Black Nurses Association is an organization that is dedicated to providing support, advocacy and programs to further advance the nursing profession and eliminate health disparities through the delivery...

Ex-St. Paul student returns to enliven a ‘boring…broken system’

Ex-St. Paul student returns to enliven a ‘boring…broken system’

Jun. 9 | By Khymyle Mims Contributing Writer   Throughout his youth, Darrail Hughes attended various Saint Paul Public Schools. Now, as an adult, he returns to give that same school district something he believes they’ve been lacking: an African American...

An early lesson in benevolence

An early lesson in benevolence

Jun. 5 | Have you ever thought back on a situation or something you did and wondered, “Who was I and what was I thinking?” Well, I have, and there was an incident when I knew I could have done something differently. At the time I was about 17. I and my...

Brand-name vs. generic medications: Which is best?

Brand-name vs. generic medications: Which is best?

Jun. 5 | By Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD   Dr. Crutchfield, I went to pick up a prescription and instead of the brand-name drug my doctor prescribed, the pharmacy gave me a generic drug. Is this ok?   The vast majority of patients experience the...