Monday, February 19, 2018

HEALTHIER YOU: Making and keeping healthy resolutions for the new year

February 14, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN There is a definite link between unhealthy teen relationships and domestic violence. We need to break that cycle: this February, let’s commit to helping our young people understand their worth — and modeling behaviors that will help them better prepare to establish healthy relationships. Unwanted pregnancies among young African-Americans remain […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

February 14, 2018 by  
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It’s A Love Thang! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner — the perfect time to talk about the importance of couples getting healthy together. Support goes a long way, and having someone in your corner makes all the difference in the world. Here’s a few benefits to getting healthy with your mate: • It will be easier if you both embrace a […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

January 15, 2018 by  
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Five steps to a healthy 2018! Decide that this will be the last year that you struggle with weight or health issues. Make this a year of you! You must get yourself well if you are sick, don’t feel well in your body, have inflammation, or weigh more than your body can comfortably hold. Make a commitment that 2018 will be your year […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Making and keeping healthy resolutions for the new year

January 15, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN We have all done it when the new year rings in: making that resolution to lose weight. We go to great lengths to swear off sweet potato pie, cornbread and even date night — which often comes with the temptation of dessert. According to a recent poll, more than 20% of us resolved to lose weight […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

December 18, 2017 by  
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How to avoid the holiday curves The holiday season is synonymous with indulging for six weeks on not-so-healthy food choices. The average American gains between five and ten pounds between Halloween and New Year’s — and those pounds are hard to lose. Roughly 75 percent of annual weight gain takes place during the holidays. For most of us, the pounds do not go away. And […]

HEALTHIER YOU: During the holidays, safety first for infants and toddlers

December 18, 2017 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The holiday season brings much joy into our lives, but we have to remain conscious of how to keep our smallest children safe after the gifts are unwrapped. Newborns and toddlers are at particular at risk, and we must be vigilant about avoiding toys that might put them in harm’s way. For infants, toddlers, and preschoolers toys should be large […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

November 5, 2017 by  
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Good Foods for Weight Loss Do you want to shed a few pounds and change your diet — but not sure where to start? If you are searching for foods that are good for weight loss, the list below is a good place to start. Leafy greens Kale, collards, spinach and swiss chard have properties that help shed pounds. They are low […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Sugar (for) babies?

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate with friends and family, who often gather in our homes for a tremendous meal of our most culturally celebrated foods. That includes dessert: sweet potato pies, peach cobblers, bread puddings, red velvet cake, and caramel cakes just to mention a few. The enticement can be strong when we’re trying to satisfy our sweet tooth — but […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Understanding breast cancer

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month — and it is crucial that women make it a point to do self-breast exams and get regularly-scheduled mammograms. There are some people who feel that breast cancer will never happen to them. But breast cancer does not discriminate; other than skin cancer, it is the most common cancer among women in the United States. Some women […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

The Spice of Life Here are 9 healing herbs and spices that you need to begin including in your daily diet. In addition to eating healthier foods and exercising, herbs and spices can help to boost our health when we aren’t always doing our part. Ginger: it is calming, helps with nausea and reduces joint inflammation Cumin: helps prevents cancer Thyme: […]