Saturday, June 23, 2018

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 […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Getting Pregnant with CMV

June 5, 2018 by  
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BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN CMV is a common virus, diagnosed with a blood test, that infects people of all ages. In the United States, nearly one in three children are already infected by five years of age. Over half of adults by age 40 have been infected with CMV. Once CMV enters the body, it stays there for life and can reactivate. A person can […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

Growing with the Community Vegas Roots Community Garden has always strived to be a catalyst for positive change in our community — and with such a wide array of amazing programs, we are doing just that! Located at 715 North Tonopah, the garden has always encouraged Vegas residents to come down and pick some of our freshly grown veggies. We also have a children’s […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

May 14, 2018 by  
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Finding your balance When we think of hormone imbalances, the “whys” of that issue can be difficult to understand. Hormone variations occur naturally in menopause, pre-menopause, even puberty. Our hormones play a fundamental role in overall health — and there’s a broad range of symptoms that could trigger a hormonal imbalance. Your symptoms will depend on the hormones or glands that aren’t working properly. […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Getting Pregnant with Lupus

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN The month of May is Lupus Health Awareness Month. It is important that we all understand lupus, because so many African-American women have the disease — or know someone who does. People of all races get lupus, however, it is three times more common in black women than in white women. As many as 1 in 250 young black women will […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

April 16, 2018 by  
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Spring Into Health With the change of season, it’s out with the old and in with the new. But it doesn’t have to be just about spring cleaning and reorganizing — it’s also a great time to start healthy new habits. Here are a few tips to get a head start on better health! Start an Exercise Routine. The weather is warm […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Realities behind infertility

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN Infertility is typically defined as an inability to conceive after one year (or longer) of unprotected sex. Because fertility in women is known to decline steadily with age, some providers evaluate and treat women 35 years or older after six months of unprotected sex. Women with infertility should consider making an appointment at our All Women’s Health Care offices or with a […]

WELL WOMEN OF COLOR | Rosalind Brooks

March 18, 2018 by  
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Let’s check out the middle! We all want to wave a magic wand and get rid of our belly fat. And there’s a good reason: excess fat in the abdominal section can be hazardous for your health. But fat is stored all over the body — so how does an expanding midsection grow your risk for chronic disease and illness? Fat impacts your […]

HEALTHIER YOU: Living with endometriosis? You can get help

BY DR. ANNETTE MAYES, OB/GYN March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. In some rare cases, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs. With endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues to act […]

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 […]