When it comes to your health, bigger isn’t always better. In the Black community, we love our hips, curves and extra junk in the trunk. It’s naturally on us and beautifully a part of our genetic make-up. However, when is it too much? What is the cutoff point of excess weight? In the eyes of mainstream society, people who carry these extra curves and genes are in fact … [Read more...] about Obesity warps the shape and function of young hearts
Could traditional black family ideals be promoting obesity?
By: Brandon Herring Weight has pretty much always been a struggle for me for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was always the chubby kid and even throughout my teenage years I was always the big guy. Fortunately enough for me, I was never teased because of my weight so I didn’t develop any long-term insecurities or struggles with self-image or self-esteem (thank … [Read more...] about Could traditional black family ideals be promoting obesity?
A parent’s job: Keeping kids healthy, happy and safe
By Dr. Culhane, Chief Medical Officer of Molina Healthcare Today’s parents hold different philosophies on topics from discipline to education, but all parents can agree that they want to do everything possible to keep their children healthy, happy and safe. Though these are broad goals, there are very specific things that parents can do to attain them and give their kids the … [Read more...] about A parent’s job: Keeping kids healthy, happy and safe