Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

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It is always “Hot in July.” But if you are pregnant it is essential that your body is properly hydrated with at least eight glasses of water a day. How you treat your body can have a tremendous effect on a fetus.

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

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For men, emotions can run wild when a significant other reveals she is carrying a child. Fatherhood begins the moment it is announced, ushering in a lifelong partnership that begins with the shared experience of a pregnancy.

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

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As we move toward the traditional prom season, with it comes the need to have what is an often uncomfortable but necessary conversation with young people.
That conversation is about safe sex. Rites of passage like prom are a reminder that our children are at the onset of adulthood. They must understand that this moment comes with a responsibility to protect their health and future.

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

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As we move toward the traditional prom season, with it comes the need to have what is an often uncomfortable but necessary conversation with young people.
That conversation is about safe sex. Rites of passage like prom are a reminder that our children are at the onset of adulthood. They must understand that this moment comes with a responsibility to protect their health and future.

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

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March is National Women & Girls HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) Awareness Month.

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

February 3, 2014 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Health, Highlights

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Protecting the babies
February is International Prenatal Infection Awareness Month, where we also turn attention to the risks that infectious diseases can pose to unborn babies.

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

January 21, 2014 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Cervical cancer: Saving lives with screening, early detection
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time for one of two important reminders: that our yearly pap smear test is overdue, or we are right on target with our health care. Hopefully, you are celebrating the latter.

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

December 6, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Resolve to protect yourself
With the holidays upon us and the year drawing to a close, I want to issue a reminder about one of the best gifts you can give to yourself: Steering clear of sexually-transmitted diseases.

Black To Life… For A Healthier You

November 6, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
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Care and caution can make all the difference
It is said that the autoimmune disease lupus most commonly occurs in women during their childbearing years.

The rebuilding process

October 7, 2013 by Las Vegas Black Image Magazine  
Filed under Health

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mastectomy (removal of one or both breasts) is a common option for breast cancer patients, and the post-surgery reconstruction process can involve the tattooing of an areola (the ring of pigmented skin that surrounds the nipple).