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Posts tagged with "diabetes"

What is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

What is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Aug. 21 |             By Dr. Inell Rosario, M.D. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition in which, while asleep, a person stops breathing or their breathing becomes extremely shallow for 10 seconds or more. There is ongoing...

How the new healthcare law benefits you

How the new healthcare law benefits you

Aug. 7 | Because of the Affordable Care Act, the 85 percent of Americans who have insurance have more choices and stronger coverage than ever before. And for the 15 percent of Americans who don’t have insurance, or families and small businesses who buy...

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

What is psoriasis and why should I care about it?

Jul. 17 |   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 be very mild with just a couple of spots,...

How to get all the vitamin D you need

How to get all the vitamin D you need

Jul. 10 |       Welcome, MSR readers, to a new section you will see appear regularly in these pages, something we call Green2Green. Most of you by now have heard of the green movement to clean up our planet, stop the waste of precious natural...

What is Alzheimer’s disease and why should I care about it?

What is Alzheimer’s disease and why should I care about it?

Jul. 10 |               Alzheimer’s disease — the most common cause of dementia — is a group of brain disorders that cause a loss of intellectual and social skills. “Dementia” is an umbrella term describing multiple...

Local churches take up fight against diabetes

Local churches take up fight against diabetes

May. 15 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Diabetes is the “gateway disease” that often can lead to other health concerns, especially for Blacks. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one of every three Blacks in this country either has diabetes...

The rewards of putting your health first

The rewards of putting your health first

May. 15 | Last year I came to the realization that for me to live my life to the fullest, I had to take better care of myself. I weighed over 200 pounds and suffered from lower back and knee pain, low energy, and simply didn’t feel attractive. I had never...

Adding race to the ACE (Study)

Adding race to the ACE (Study)

May. 8 | Currently, in social service circles across the nation the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study is becoming a focal point on understanding and treating clients. Dr. Vincent J. Felitti originally conducted the ACE study in 1985. The original...

Why should I care about nail health?

Why should I care about nail health?

Apr. 24 |     Nail problems are very common and troubling. Nails often reflect our general state of health and can often be the first sign of serious general health issues.   Nail facts Fingernails grow out in four to six months. Toenails grow...

Focus on real policies that help women, not bogus conspiracy theories

Focus on real policies that help women, not bogus conspiracy theories

Apr. 24 | Columnist Lucky Rosenbloom wrongly attributes to the Guttmacher Institute the claim — itself false — that abortion providers “target” African American women [column of April 11]. In reality, disproportionately high abortion (and unplanned...