About Get Well Wednesday

Althea Lawton-Thompson is a 23-year veteran fitness expert, mind-body specialist and meditation guide known for hosting her annual Living Life Limitlessly wellness retreats in Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, and the U.S. Althea’s retreats are ranked in the top 5 of Black-owned retreats by Blackdoctor.org. Althea also leads instructor training and certifications through […]

Holidays can be so stressful. So what do you do to keep yourself from getting too overwhelmed? Dr. Rani Whitfield has some suggestions to keep your head above water this holiday season. WHAT ARE THE MAIN THINGS THAT CAUSE STRESS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON? Many factors, including unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and excessive commitments (parties, […]

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Whether you are at-risk or not, here are some tips to help you remain healthy and stick with your fitness goals through the holiday season.  WHAT CAN A PERSON DO TO OVERCOME ROADBLOCKS TO IMPROVING THEIR HEALTH, ESPECIALLY DURING THE HOLIDAYS? Obesity puts adults at risk for health issues […]

PLEASE EXPLAIN THE JOINT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION FOR THE “KNOW DIABETES BY HEART” INITIATIVE? There are around 30 million Americans with diabetes, but only about half recognize their risk for heart disease. Last year, the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association launched a collaborative initiative […]

DOES OVERPLUCKING ALWAYS LEAD TO PERMANENT EYEBROW HAIR LOSS? A: Not always. Your body perceives plucking as trauma to the hair follicle.  This leads to mild inflammation around the hair follicle. The hair will usually grow back.  However, over time, with chronic plucking and chronic trauma to those hairs; a form of traction alopecia can […]

Dr. Sherita Hill Golden has nearly 25 years of experience specializing in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism as well as internal medicine. She currently serves as a professor of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine and she is vice president and Chief Diversity Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Know Diabetes […]

WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING CARE OF OUR TEETH, WHAT ARE THE TOP THINGS WE MUST DO? The top 3 things that you must do are brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly. How often you see the dentist depends on how healthy your gums are.  It’s no longer the norm to say, “See your […]

OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH MATHEW KNOWLES WAS ON THE SHOW FRIDAY TO DISCUSS HIS BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS.WHAT ARE THE SIGNS/SYMPTOMS OF BREAST CANCER FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN? For men and women, possible symptoms of breast cancer may include the following: Changes to skin overlying the breast. These changes can include dimpling, redness […]

 11 Myths & Facts about Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Myth: All kids with ADHD are hyperactive. Fact: No all kids with ADHD are hyperactive. Many kids can have challenges with their attention span. Children who are inattentive, but not overly active, may appear to be dazed, bored and /or lazy. Myth: Kids with ADHD can never pay attention. […]

 What is sickle cell disease? Sickle cell disease is a genetic condition that affects the body’s red blood cells. It occurs when a child receives two sickle cell genes—one from each parent. In someone living with this disease, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a […]

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. What is prostate cancer and how many people does it affect? Prostate cancer is a cancer that occurs in the prostate – a small gland located under the bladder that starts as a walnut-sized gland early in life and grows over time. The gland produces components of the […]

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.  Dr. Carlin Barnes and Dr. Marketa Will are Harvard-trained psychiatrists  co-authored a book titled “Understanding Mental Illness: A Comprehensive Guide To Mental Health Disorders For Family And Friends.” IF TWICE AS MANY PEOPLE DIE BY SUICIDE THAN THOSE WHO DIE BY HOMICIDE WHY AREN’T WE HEARING ABOUT THIS […]