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What are skin tags?

What are skin tags?

Jan. 22 |               Skin tags are extremely common. In fact, they likely affect 25-50 percent of people over the age of 40. They occur as small, soft bumps located most commonly under the arms, around the neck, on the...

New Year’s resolutions: a catalyst for change?

New Year’s resolutions: a catalyst for change?

Jan. 22 |             “I will lose weight, I will exercise more, and I will spend less, stop smoking, stop drinking, get organized and so on and so on.” Holidays have passed, the decorations are packed away, and this is the...

Rape in the Fields: the violation of migrant women and girls

Rape in the Fields: the violation of migrant women and girls

Jan. 15 |                 There is a noxiously galling, unsavory aspect to the exploitation of Mexican migrants. Have no illusions: Migrant workers — legal and illegal alike — are taken sore advantage of as cheap...

Federal government issues new guidelines on school discipline

Federal government issues new guidelines on school discipline

Jan. 15 | The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released federal guidance to assist schools in administering discipline in a nondiscriminatory way and to provide alternatives to overly punitive school discipline practices. In the guidance, the agencies...

Why should I care about prediabetes?

Why should I care about prediabetes?

Jan. 15 |            Prediabetes should be taken seriously because if it is not addressed, it can become diabetes in 10 years or much sooner. Almost everyone who develops type 2 diabetes will first have prediabetes. But, the good...

Mental and emotional fitness for 2K14

Mental and emotional fitness for 2K14

Jan. 15 | We made it. Here we are — it’s 2014. We are only one year away from 2015, which will mark us at the 15-year mark since the infamous Y2K scare. Yeah, do you remember that? Everyone felt like technology and electricity was going to shut down. Now...

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

Jan. 8 |               Psoriasis is an itchy skin condition that appears as patches and plaques of dry, scaly skin located most commonly on the elbows, knees and scalp. Psoriasis, however, can occur anywhere. Sometimes it can...

Administration defends Obamacare against critics

Administration defends Obamacare against critics

Jan. 8 | Millions of Blacks expected to benefit   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Affordable Care Act (ACA), despite sign-up problems and the constant criticism leveled against it, has benefited many U.S. Blacks and will benefit many more...

The ABCs of hepatitis

The ABCs of hepatitis

Jan. 2 | What is hepatitis?  Hepatitis is the medical term for inflammation of the liver. The liver can become inflamed for many reasons. These include viral infections, toxic exposures such as alcohol and certain medications, industrial exposures and autoimmune...

The pursuit of beauty inside and out

The pursuit of beauty inside and out

Jan. 2 |  “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” —Edgar Allan Poe  Recently, I ran across an article stating that makeup created false beauty. This reminded me of a separate article stating...