Browsing Archive November, 2015

Self-Care for #BlackLivesMatter

Self-Care for #BlackLivesMatter

Recently having written a piece on mental health and mindfulness for Black men “A New Way to Manage Stress” -HealthyBlackMen.Org, I wanted to also reach out an overlapping community, that means a great deal to me. As the ‪#BlackLivesMatter‪ movement gains momentum, it is important that everyone who is putting ...

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Prostate Cancer Screening Down

Prostate Cancer Screening Down

African American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer compared with Caucasian men and are nearly 2.4 times as likely to die from the disease. But the number of men being screened and diagnosed with prostate cancer has declined in the last few years, according to two new studies. And the decline is even ...

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Early Detection of Type-2 Diabetes

Early Detection of Type-2 Diabetes

African Americans are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites. In addition, they are more likely to suffer complications from diabetes, such as end-stage renal disease and lower extremity amputations. Diabetes is a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels ...

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7 Foods That Build Muscle

7 Foods That Build Muscle

There are literally hundreds of different foods that can help you build muscle. And variety of muscle-building foods is also important to your overall nutrition. So consider integrating these seven super-foods and if you want to add to the list, be sure your food choices cover your nutritional needs and not just ...

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Belly Fat More Deadly than Obesity?

Belly Fat More Deadly than Obesity?

Obesity is a bad actor for millions of African Americans. Now there is evidence that some "skinny" people who carry extra weight around their mid-section may be at greater risk for early death than obese people. Central obesity has been shown in previous studies to increase risk for cardiovascular disease and poses ...

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