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Oct 31st

Health

Ladies no more excuses! Time to take care of ourselves

I find it very disturbing how many African American women decide not to take care of themselves in an appropriate and healthy manner.  It seems that the women in our community find it a chore to workout, even if it is just for 20 minutes three times a week, which literally adds up to an hour per week.
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American Heart Association provides healthy recipes and tools for family reunions this summer

African Americans are twice as likely to suffer a stroke as white Americans. Stroke is the number three killer and leading cause of long-term disability in the United States. But knowing your family health history, your risk factors and making healthy lifestyle choices such as exercising most days of the week, not smoking, eating a diet rich in vegetables and low in fat and salt, and monitoring your risk for high blood pressure and diabetes can significantly reduce your risk for suffering a stroke.
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Gluten: Hidden, toxic wheat protein allergen found in many products

There is an allergen in many of our household items that is negatively affecting the immune and digestive systems of children and adults.  This allergen is called gluten, which is a wheat protein found in products ranging from food to cosmetics.  The allergic reactions and symptoms from gluten vary from person to person- with symptoms either being mild (allergic reaction) or more severe, such as a toxic autoimmune disease called Celiac (Cee-lee-ack) Disease.
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Secretary Sebelius releases new report on health disparities

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week released a new report on health disparities in America and will participate in a White House Health Care Stakeholder Discussion on the importance of reform that reduces disparities that exist in our current health care system. The new report Health Disparities: A Case for Closing the Gap is available at www.HealthReform.gov.
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Good eating habits are key to childhood dental health

So, here’s a question: If you as a parent could do a few things that would protect your child’s teeth AND lower your child’s risk of being overweight…Would you do it?
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Fitness helps arthritis sufferers, expert reports

46 million people have a doctor-diagnosed case of arthritis in America. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report one of the leading causes of arthritis is obesity. Pete Piranio, owner of three Fitness Together franchises located in the Milwaukee Metro area reports how better fitness can aid the aches and pains commonly associated with arthritis.
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Why more Black women don't breastfeed

Why more Black women don't breastfeed'Breastfeeding is for poor people,' my mom once said to me," explains Nicole, a 37-year-old mom from New Jersey, who breastfed two children for a year. "My mom is a very progressive woman, but this was the thinking of her generation. I couldn't believe it."
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