-->

Lifestyles

This Week in BLACK HISTORY

November 6, 2015

November 5: A record number of nine African Americans were elected to U.S. House of Representatives on this day in 1968. Along with eight men, Rep. Shirley Chisholm became the first black congresswomen. Sen. Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass.) had been elected two years previously giving African Americans a record total of 10 members of Congress…. [Read More]

It’s time for your flu shot

November 6, 2015

The start of flu season is just around the corner and U.S. health officials are urging everyone aged 6 months and older to get their yearly flu shot. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and those around you from getting the flu, said Dr. Lisa Grohskopf, a medical officer in the… [Read More]

Obama administration takes aim at epidemic of heroin, painkiller abuse

November 6, 2015

New initiative involves government, medical groups, media, drug store chains and more President Barack Obama on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 announced a major new initiative aimed at fighting the ongoing epidemic of prescription painkiller and heroin abuse. Speaking Wednesday in Charleston, WVA — an area hit hard by the crisis — Obama said that heroin… [Read More]

Local eye care specialists answer top 6 questions about diabetic eye disease

November 6, 2015

By Cheryl L. Dejewski With diabetes at epidemic levels, you probably know (or are) one of the 29+ million Americans with the disease. Whether or not the cause is due to lifestyle (poor diet, lack of exercise), genetics or both, be aware: Diabetes does more than affect blood sugar levels. Without proper precautions, it can… [Read More]

How to Host a MAD SCIENTIST

October 23, 2015

Transform your house into Frankenstein’s lab with a few party tricks and Halloween treats. Set the scene with a mad scientist-themed sweets table and carry it home with a crazy good menu featuring frightfully yummy appetizers, mocktails and, of course, treats.   Tricks for Your Treats n Chili Mac Cup Concoction: Use a regular muffin… [Read More]

Fall prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

October 23, 2015

By Mayo Clinic Staff Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat those conditions — make falls more likely. In fact, falls are a leading cause of injury among older adults. Still, fear of… [Read More]

Forget the shape, the Chromecast 2 is all about an app

October 23, 2015

The first thing you’ll notice about the new Google Chromecast is its form. But more interesting by far is its function. The new Chromecast app solves the biggest issue with the first iteration of Google’s streaming pendant (née stick): finding stuff to watch. The app pulls in information from compatible services like Netflix and Hulu… [Read More]

North Division High School Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend

October 23, 2015

Autumn safety tips for seniors

October 23, 2015

As the air turns cooler and leaves drop from the trees, keeping in mind fall season safety tips helps keep you and your family protected from seasonal dangers. Home heating • Make sure your home heating system is in good working order. • Have a professional evaluate the system and address any potential problems. •… [Read More]

Black women and breast cancer

October 23, 2015

Surviving breast cancer through early detection and diagnosis October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here are some facts about black women and breast cancer to help better educate yourself and help get you the right treatment sooner. The issue Nothing speaks more clearly to the shocking breast cancer health disparities than the fact that Black… [Read More]