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 […]

WHAT EXACTLY DEFINES MENOPAUSE? Menopause is defined as the time in a woman’s life when ovarian functioning has permanently ended, & there has been an absence of menses for 12 months consecutively.  WHAT IS PERIMENOPAUSE? Perimenopause is a time when ovarian hormonal production is fluctuating and fertility is ending.This can proceed menopause by four to […]

Now that kids are heading back to school, their nutrition, and keeping them rested and healthy for the school year is important. Weight loss expert Robert Ferguson wants to encourage parents to stay on top of their children’s food choices so that they can achieve optimum results during the school year. Here are his tips: […]

An estimated 2.3 million Americans (one in five Americans) have bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness. While the rate of bipolar disorder is the same among African-Americans as it is among other Americans, African-Americans are less likely to receive a diagnosis and, therefore, treatment, for this illness. WHAT IS BIPOLAR  DISORDER AKA MANIC DEPRESSION? Bipolar […]

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 […]

HOW DID HOARDING BECOME A DISORDER? The concept of hoarding has been around for nearly a century with roots in the psychoanalytical realm. Sigmund Freud characterized hoarding has part of the “anal” psychosexual stage of development. It was believed that being people with the anal personality were well on their way to developing OCD, hence […]

Crystal Styles‘ passion for helping our community embrace healthy hair and overall wellness, drove her into the study of Trichology.  In 2016, Crystal received her certification in the field of Trichology, graduating as Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude from the National Trichology Training Institute (NTTI) in Stockbridge, Ga. Crystal is a certified hair coach by […]

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SO-CALLED “CONDUCT DISORDER” AND SIMPLY BAD BEHAVIOR OR DISOBEDIENCE? A child or teen who is recurrently displaying poor behaviors and decision-making and persistently disobedient may have Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). These kids/teens often lose their tempers, argue, resist rules and discipline, defy people of authority, such as parents and teachers, refuse […]

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 […]

  WHAT EXACTLY IS KISSING SEASON? Kissing season is the time of year between New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day when we are in the most dreadful part of winter and might be showing more affection around these holidays.  WHY DO YOU SAY WE NEED TO BE MORE VIGILANT THIS TIME OF YEAR […]

 IS THERE ONE KIND OF CIGARETTE THAT’S BETTER OR WORSE THAN OTHERS? No, all cigarettes are deadly; however, menthol is what entices people to begin smoking and keeps people smoking. African-Americans, who, when compared to the general population, are disproportionately burdened by tobacco. 45,000 African-Americans die unnecessarily due to smoking tobacco. 80% of African-American smokers […]

Dr. 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 […]