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Rep. Ayanna Pressley opens up about living with alopecia and hair loss

January 23, 2020

The congresswoman from Massachusetts said that she was making peace with the condition in a video released on Thursday. Representative Ayanna Pressley, Democrat of Massachusetts, revealed in a video released on Thursday, January 16, 2020, that she has a condition called alopecia and is now bald. “This is about acceptance,” Ms. Pressley said of her… [Read More]

Are you at risk for a leading cause of blindness in Black Americans?

January 16, 2020

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is known as the “Sneak Thief of Sight” because the most common type is painless and progresses so slowly that most people don’t notice symptoms for years— until severe permanent damage has already occurred. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially for blacks. In fact, black Americans have a… [Read More]

Four ways to combat burnout at work

January 9, 2020

By: Maya Harris Burnout is something anyone can fall victim to. We all have bad days at work, but when it happens consistently it’s time to make a change. Hello, Loves! I’m not sure about you all, but I have experienced some serious burnout at work. What is burnout? The World Health Organization now classifies… [Read More]

Keeping New Year’s Resolution: Here’s how to get more done in the gym in less time

January 2, 2020

Getting into a fitness routine is hard enough on its own. Your hectic schedule with work, kids, and maybe even a social life can tempt you to put your fitness on a back burner for good. It’s no wonder why skipping your gym session is so tempting, when making it to the gym can take… [Read More]

Prediabetic? Here are 4 steps to turn your diagnosis around!

December 26, 2019

A prediabetes diagnosis can be scary, especially if you don’t know much about the disease. However, getting diagnosed with prediabetes can actually be a benefit to you because it allows you to change your habits before this disease turns into type 2 diabetes. One of the best ways to do that is to improve your… [Read More]

Make Your Weight Loss Goals a Reality

December 26, 2019

Losing weight is a highly personal journey as a wide range of factors can affect a person’s ability to do so. There’s no one approach to weight loss; rather, the best approach is the one that fits your life and body best. Get motivated to reach your weight loss goals with these expert tips. Set… [Read More]

Art of Health Event on Friday December 27

December 26, 2019

Sickle cell patient gives the gift of music at Ascension St. Joseph

December 19, 2019

By Karen Stokes Beautiful music has a calming effect and calm is important to hospital health care providers and patients. Jonathan Hood, a sickle cell patient, is giving back to the hospital where he spent time by sharing his talent playing piano in the lobby at Ascension St. Joseph’s Hospital. “The reason I play at… [Read More]

Are you “blind” to the fact that your vision may not be as good as you think?

December 13, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Often when I tell a patient that they have a serious eye condition like glaucoma or macular degeneration, they’ll respond, ‘But, I can see fine’ or ‘I haven’t noticed anything wrong with my eyes,’” reports Mark Freedman, MD, senior partner at Eye Care Specialists, an ophthalmology practice that has overseen the… [Read More]

African American boys and men in America are killing themselves and no one seems to care

December 4, 2019

By: Dr. Salvatore J. Giorgianni Jr., Men’s Health Network African American boys and men in America continue to kill themselves at an alarming rate. Over the past several months, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released several reports about the demographics of this national disgrace. Black men and boys continue to have a higher… [Read More]