Thursday, December 3, 2020

HEALTHIER YOU: Women and diabetes

November 16, 2020 by  
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Women and diabetes BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Women with diabetes have more to manage. They have to stay on track by checking their blood sugar more often, eating healthy and staying active. Diabetes affects women differently. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (the most common diabetes complication) by about four times in women […]

HEALTH IS THE NEW HAPPY! Rest and relax!

November 16, 2020 by  
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Rest and relax! BY TIFFANY McNEELY I came home and could only make it to the couch. Unfolded laundry was piled on the other side of me and there were toys on the floor. As I called out for my daughter to get my wallet — so I could just order pizza — my mind […]

Caring for those who served

November 16, 2020 by  
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Caring for those who served By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager As Veterans Day approaches, we cannot forget those who have worn the nation’s uniform and whose journey of life is coming to a close. The older adult population is the most rapidly growing population in the United States, and veterans are […]

HEALTH IS THE NEW HAPPY! The choice is yours

October 19, 2020 by  
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The choice is yours BY TIFFANY McNEELY I was looking in the mirror and something seemed off: it was me, jumping up and down, trying to fit into my pants. I knew I had a problem when I was sucking in my tummy to try and button my pants. I said forget it — and […]

Dealing With COVID Fatigue

October 19, 2020 by  
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Dealing With COVID Fatigue By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager COVID-19. By now, we’re growing weary of the word. We are all exhausted after months of sacrifice, isolation, frustration, and uncertainty. We are grappling with a new reality and a new way of describing how we are all feeling: “COVID fatigue.” With […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Black women and breast cancer

October 19, 2020 by  
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Black women and breast cancer BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN There are many misconceptions about breast cancer and Black women. But here are the facts: the breast cancer mortality rate is about 40% higher among Black women compared to White women. Black women are more likely to be diagnosed with a more advanced-stage breast cancer […]

HEALTHIER YOU: The facts about sickle cell

September 14, 2020 by  
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The facts about sickle cell BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. People who inherit one sickle cell gene and one normal gene have sickle cell trait (SCT). People with SCT usually do not have any of the symptoms of sickle cell disease (SCD), but they can pass the trait on […]

HEALTH IS THE NEW HAPPY! Taking care of mental health

September 14, 2020 by  
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Taking care of mental health BY TIFFANY McNEELY Mental health awareness is on the rise. One out of five Americans — an estimated 46.6 million people — have some sort of mental illness, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Some choose to ignore their condition and others lack access to services. I recently […]

COVID-19 Hitting Black Americans the Hardest

September 14, 2020 by  
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COVID-19 Hitting Black Americans the Hardest By Cassandra Cotton, Nathan Adelson Hospice Community Outreach Manager New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows Black Americans have been infected and hospitalized with COVID-19 at higher rates than other racial or ethnic groups. Black Americans make up nearly 28% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. […]

HEALTH IS THE NEW HAPPY! Sound the Alarm!

September 10, 2020 by  
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Sound the Alarm! BY TIFFANY McNEELY Most people express a common desire for their lives: happiness. They want to live a life where every day feels good — but most don’t know how to achieve that. The knowledge that happiness is fleeting tells me that it takes work to keep it. In a world where […]