Tuesday, November 20, 2018

HEALTHIER YOU: Healthy for the holidays

November 19, 2018 by  
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Healthy for the holidays BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Happy Thanksgiving month! November may be a time to begin feeling the holiday spirit, but it is also American Diabetes Month. As we plan our holiday meals, we must also be mindful of our health. Pregnant women, especially, may feel an urge to overeat and consume more sugar than normal. Mothers-to-be must watch their intake of certain […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

November 19, 2018 by  
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Let’s Detox What is a detox? A detox is the process of stimulating the body to eliminate accumulated toxins and metabolic waste from the body. A detoxification program is the process of extracting, neutralizing, and then eliminating built-up waste, drug residue, heavy metals, mucous, toxic chemicals or any other harmful residues from your body. This toxic waste can be stored in your fat, muscles, organs, […]

HEALTHIER YOU: What is a mammogram?

November 4, 2018 by  
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What is a mammogram? BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast that is used by doctors to look for early signs of breast cancer. It is performed at an imaging center, where you stand in front of a special X-ray machine and a technologist places your breast on a clear plastic plate. Another plate firmly presses your breast from […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

November 4, 2018 by  
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Backyard Chickens Have Personality Galore — Seriously! Each chicken has their own completely unique, quirky, kooky and endearing personality. They’re stunningly beautiful, too — parading around in a variety of colors, patterns, shapes and sizes. You’ll name them, spoil them with treats, and pick them up for hugs any chance you get. You will also find yourself having conversations with them, which you will find very […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Knowing your girls

September 23, 2018 by  
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Knowing your girls BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN On Oct. 6 at 8 a.m., African American women will gather outside my offices to decorate our cars in pink and black, and drive them down the Las Vegas Strip and around town in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Las Vegas Caravan for Mammogram 2018 is a free event for women […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

September 23, 2018 by  
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You’re healthy — your pet should be, too As we strive to keep ourselves fit and healthy, it is also important to devote that same type of care to our pets at home. Here are some tips and tricks to help keep your furry friend happy and healthy. • Have you ever looked inside your pet’s water bowl and noticed that the bottom looks […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Vaccinating while pregnant?

August 15, 2018 by  
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Vaccinating while pregnant? BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Every woman who is considering pregnancy should be up-to-date on all of her vaccines. It helps to protect you and your child from serious diseases. For example, rubella is a contagious disease that can be very dangerous if you get it while you are pregnant. In fact, it can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defects. Best […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

August 15, 2018 by  
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Understanding how sugar affects your weight time Ever wonder how fat is created in the body? Here is a simple explanation that may help you reach your weight loss goals. When you eat food that contains fat, it goes through your stomach and intestines. Large fat droplets get broken down into even smaller droplets, increasing the fat’s surface area. Through a series of chemical […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Heating up after the fireworks go out

August 15, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Fireworks are defining characteristic of the month of July — and I am not just talking about colorful explosions that light up the night sky. Many women over the age of 35 experience a loss of sex drive, most commonly associated with menopause. The changing of hormones can cause spontaneous desire — or craving sex out of the blue — to […]

Hidden in the Dark

June 5, 2018 by  
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The high cost we pay for the stigma on mental illness BY BRUCE EDDINS “Lord, why did my child have to die? Help me, please!” The breaking news segment woke me in the middle of the night: another mother with a child lost to gun violence. This carnage has become our new normal — each massacre taking another safe haven off the list: You […]