Saturday, October 24, 2020

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 […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Pregnancy & Coronavirus

September 10, 2020 by  
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Pregnancy & Coronavirus BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN There is still no specific information available about the impacts of coronavirus on pregnancy and breastfeeding. But I will draw from the information we do have around the worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Pregnant women experience immunologic and physiologic changes which might make them more susceptible […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Understanding diabetes

November 12, 2019 by  
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Understanding diabetes BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN November is American Diabetes Month, and it is important to understand how this sometimes fatal disease affects millions of people. More than two million African- Americans are estimated to have diabetes — a chronic disease with no cure. Nearly 6% of African-American men and 8% of African-American women have this disease. It disproportionately affects African-Americans at a rate nearly double that […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Knowing the facts about breast cancer

November 1, 2019 by  
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Knowing the facts about breast cancer BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Many women feel apprehensive when getting their breasts checked by a physician or getting their recommended mammogram. As we acknowledge October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the primary word is “Awareness.” It is always better to be educated — and prepared to be proactive if you receive a positive finding of breast cancer. These are some healthy tips to take into […]