• After the Big Chop

    Sept. 16

    So, you’ve just snipped off your relaxed hair—aka did the “big chop.” After you spend a few days getting reacquainted with your natural curls and kinks, you might find yourself wondering, “Now what?” You’re not ...
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  • All Stressed Out

    Sept. 16

    Stress has us stressed out. A recent poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health found that nearly half the American public said they had a stressful experience ...
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  • Advice for Victims of Domestic Violence

    Sept. 16

    People have been asking my thoughts about the Ray and Janay Rice situation, and I haven’t taken the time to post anything until now because I’ve been trying to figure out how to do so ...
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  • CDC: Rates of Pregnancy Are Way Down Among Black Teens

    Sept. 15

    Numerous studies in the past year have brought good news about the state of teenage pregnancy in the United States, especially in regards to African-American youth. Numbers have gone way down—record decreases, to be exact. ...
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  • Fresh v. Frozen

    Sept. 15

    Many people believe freezing their fruits and vegetables will make them less nutritious than the fresh versions they pick up from the grocery store. The truth is that unless you pluck your tomatoes from your ...
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  • Don’t Leave Childhood Depression Untreated

    Sept. 15

    Depressed children often lack energy and enthusiasm. They become withdrawn, irritable and sulky. They may feel sad, anxious and restless. They may have problems in school, and frequently lose interest in activities they once enjoyed. ...
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  • Adults With Diabetes: Vaccinations Are an Important Part of Protecting Your Health

    Sept. 12

    Having a chronic health condition doesn’t mean you have to lose control over your health. Every day you take steps, like eating right, monitoring your blood sugar and watching your weight, to manage your diabetes ...
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  • Hepatitis C Cases Rising Among Young, Non-Urban Drug Users

    Sept. 11

    An analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data on hepatitis C (HCV) incidence reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases showed a significant increase in HCV incidence among those younger than 30 in non-urban ...
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