WHAT EXACTLY IS LACTOSE INTOLERANCE? Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder caused by the inability to digest lactose, the natural “sugar” in milk and milk products like cheese and ice cream. Lactose intolerance is sometimes called lactose malabsorption; it is not the same as being allergic to milk which is an immune system disorder (body […]

WHAT IS POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)? All humans are endowed with a biological and psychological stress response system. Our genetic “Fight or Flight” response is designed for crisis management. This life-saving response causes the body to release stress hormones to fight or get out of harm’s way (flight). It also automatically pumps the heart […]

June is Migraine Awareness Month. Those who suffer from the debilitating headaches know that they can be difficult to treat. Dr. Sharisse Stephenson provides more information that could potentially help sufferers. Here is some info below:  WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HEADACHE & MIGRAINE? WHAT ARE THE MAIN SYMPTOMS? There are many different types of […]

WHAT IS BULLYING? Bullying can take many forms, but it’s generally considered to be any behavior that is unwelcome, offensive, unsolicited, or objectionable. Bullying is characterized by: Repetition (occurs regularly) Duration (is enduring) Escalation (increasing aggression) Power disparity (the target lacks the power to successfully defend themselves) Attributed intent  WHAT ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF […]

June is Men’s Health Month. Here are just one of the vital concerns for Black men and what you can do to keep your kidneys in order. WHAT IS KIDNEY DISEASE? Kidney disease is the loss of normal kidney function. Chronic kidney disease, commonly also referred to as chronic kidney failure or chronic renal failure, […]

SEASONAL ALLERGIES DURING THE ALLERGY SEASON Q: WHAT CAUSES ALLERGY SYMPTOMS OR ALLERGIC REACTIONS? A: ANTIBODIES OR IgE IMMUNE CELLS CAUSE YOUR BODY TO DEVELOP ALLERGIC REACTIONS. Q: WHAT IS POLLEN FOOD ALLERGY SYNDROME? A: POLLEN FOOD ALLERGY SYNDROME IS ALLERGIC REACTIONS THAT CAN OCCUR EITHER IN THE ORAL AND PHARYNGEAL AREA  THAT RESULTS FROM […]

As graduation season comes to a close many Americans, both students and parents alike, are now faced with the reality of huge student loan bills that will be arriving in the mail shortly. Robert Smith’s recent announcement that he intends to pay off the student loans of the entire Morehouse class of 2019 was a […]

Healthy bones are part of a healthy life. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sonya Sloan has some tips on how to keep your aging bones feeling youthful.   WHAT IS IT ABOUT TURNING 40 THAT BRINGS ON ACHES AND PAINS YOU DIDN’T HAVE BEFORE? DIET, WEIGHT, INJURIES, SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE, STRESS WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON […]

WHAT EXACTLY IS LEUKEMIA? Leukemia is cancer of the blood.  Blood has a number of cells in it.  Among them are white cells that fight infection, red cells that carry oxygen and platelets that cause blot to clot and cause wounds to stop bleeding.  Cancer is when a group of cells grow uncontrollably and symptoms […]

May is National Mental Health Month. African-American boys are at particular risk for mental health issues as many of them live with untreated trauma and are exposed to harsh treatment and penalties for behavior considered a normal part of development in other cultures. Mental health expert Rwenshaun Miller explains what we can do to help […]

AN ESTIMATED FIVE MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD ARE AFFECTED BY LUPUS, WITH 16,000 NEW CASE OF LUPUS BEING REPORTED EACH YEAR.  IT AFFECTS ONE IN 537 BLACK WOMEN. SINCE SYMPTOMS ARE DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE, MOST PEOPLE DON’T EVEN THEY HAVE LUPUS. WHAT IS LUPUS? Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system […]

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF EARLY PUBERTY IN GIRLS AND BOYS? A: The past 100 years shows that all US girls and boys are experiencing puberty at earlier ages. Girls’ periods have decreased from 16-17 yrs to 12-13 years of age. And boys are showing signs of puberty 6mo to 2 years earlier as well. […]