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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...

Diabetic eye disease on the rise in U.S. — African Americans at higher risk

Diabetic eye disease on the rise in U.S. — African Americans at higher risk

Nov. 21 | Diabetes affects nearly 26 million people in the United States. In addition, another 79 million people are estimated to have pre-diabetes, a condition that puts people at increased risk for diabetes. All people with diabetes, both type 1 and type...

First annual Baraza conference ‘a huge success’

First annual Baraza conference ‘a huge success’

Nov. 15 | Event launches movement to improve Black women’s health and wellness   Part 2 — see part one in the current print edition of the MSR By Robin James Contributing Writer The October 6 Baraza Conference presentation by Dr. BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya,...

Join me on a journey to a new and better self

Join me on a journey to a new and better self

Oct. 10 |   Years ago, after I delivered my wonderful daughter, I found myself eating out of depression; love of course played a part, but so did broken dreams. I also felt anxious, overwhelmed, and at times hopeless. When my daughter was three months...

Top health risks for the African American community

Top health risks for the African American community

Sep. 5 |   There are several common health issues that place the population at risk of increased injury and early death. We as a population always wonder how to protect ourselves from these common health issues. Good health references good quality of...