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 Althea also leads instructor training and certifications through […]

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 […]

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More and more we are becoming virtually connected and less actually connected.

We use our feet the most and probably think about them least, unless it’s pedicure time or when they start hurting. And nobody likes it when their feet hurt. Texas-based podiatrist Dr. Roderick Hunter wants to help you reclaim your feet and give them the love and support they deserve so they can support you […]

Dr. Ken Redcross says too many doctors get trigger happy when it comes to prescribing treatments for acute pain that may be better suited for more severe or chronic pain.  He says a better approach is to identify the triggers and opt for lifestyle modifications and non-prescription choices first to avoid serious problems. WHAT ARE […]

TIPS FOR PREVENTING/MANAGING ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA HOW CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAVING A COLD AND HAVING ALLERGIES? Some allergy symptoms like congestion are also common with colds, so a lot of people have a hard time telling the difference between them. In fact, a recent survey found that nearly half of allergy sufferers […]

Andrea Wise-Brown is a licensed psychotherapist and trained Hostage Negotiator. Her practice Intrinsic Motivation Counseling Services is based in Dallas, Texas. She earned her bachelors in Psychology/Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Kean University and her Masters in Education in Counseling at the University of North Texas.   Wise-Brown is a go-to expert for various news outlets and has consulted […]

Griffin P. Rodgers was named Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)–one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)–on April 1, 2007. He had served as NIDDK’s Acting Director since March 2006 and had been the Institute’s Deputy Director since January 2001. As the Director of NIDDK, Dr. Rodgers provides […]

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Work/life balance may feel elusive, but it is important to your mental health to make sure job stress isn't interfering with your livelihood.

If Donald Trump or any Republican who might manage to win the White House and tries to dump ObamaCare … it’s looking more and more like that’s not going to be easy to do. According to reports, almost 8.3 million people have enrolled in ObamaCare plans, putting the administration well ahead of last year’s total at […]

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By now Thanksgiving is  a distant memory and hopefully you’ve recovered from your dietary indiscretions and over indulgences. But Christmas is right around the corner,…

Dr. Jen is board-certified family physician and Assistant Professor at Rowan University. She frequently appears as a health expert on The Dr. Oz Show, CBS 3 Philadelphia News, Fox News, CNN and others. How to Get the Best Sleep Ever Skip the alcohol! Yes, alcohol might make you feel sleepy and drowsy, but it actually […]