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Can Rihanna’s Hairstyle Destroy Your Child’s Eyesight?

Can Rihanna’s Hairstyle Destroy Your Child’s Eyesight?

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A trendy hairstyle favoured by celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna  and Cassie could be damaging the eyesight of youngsters who copy them, an optometrist has claimed. He warned those with the heavy side fringes that fall to one side of the face could develop ‘lazy eye’. Amblyopia is more commonly known as lazy eye. The childhood condition means the sufferer can’t see as clearly out of one eye, so…

Bishop T.D. Jakes Starts New Campaign For Discounted Prescription Drugs

Bishop T.D. Jakes Starts New Campaign For Discounted Prescription Drugs

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Bishop T.D. Jakes has started a new campaign offering free prescription drug discounts that will purportedly give patients up to 75 percent off medications at thousands of pharmacies across the country. Jakes, who leads The Potters’ House in Dallas, Texas, is promoting a pre-activated RxRelief Card that he argues can save struggling families hundreds of dollars a year on prescription medications. “I am offering a FREE pharmacy discount card to…

Top 5 Diseases That Are Misdiagnosed In African Americans

Top 5 Diseases That Are Misdiagnosed In African Americans

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Millions of Americans spend years suffering from unexplained health problems. Sometimes even the best doctors miss the mark: About 40 percent of all mistakes that doctors make are misdiagnoses, says the National Patient Safety Foundation. Why? That’s because many ailments have similar symptoms or can be detected only with tests that your physician might consider unnecessary if he’s confident in his verdict. If you’re in the know about often-confused conditions,…

Maya Angelou Opens Health Center For Women

Maya Angelou Opens Health Center For Women

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Among Maya Angelou’s many profound, and very wise, thoughts is: “I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me,” she said. If I do that well enough, then I’ll be able to look after someone else. But I have to look after myself first,” she says.  ”I know that some people think that’s being…

Black folks! Don’t use the Bible to condemn gay marriage

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In this video, I talk about how it is wrong to use a book that was utilized to justify the enslavement of Africans and African Americans as a reason not to support gay marriage. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJfv6iDV8BA&w=420&h=315]  

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

African American Women In Metro Atlanta Facing HIV Crisisis

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Atlanta is in the midst of a crisis because the rate in which African-American women in the city are being infected with HIV is now being compared to some third world countries. Studies have shown that black women now make up 60 percent of newly reported HIV cases. The CDC has reported that 1 of every 30 black women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. 11 Alive Atlanta…

NY Times: “Black Women Want to be Fat”

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Alice Randall at the New York Times says that black women have a cultural identity in which they encourage one another to be overweight.   FOUR out of five black women are seriously overweight. One out of four middle-aged black women has diabetes. With $174 billion a year spent on diabetes-related illness in America and obesity quickly overtaking smoking as a cause of cancer deaths, it is past time to…

Top 3 Diseases That Kill Black Women

Top 3 Diseases That Kill Black Women

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The good news? The leading threats to women’s health, at least the majority of them, can be prevented. The not-so-great part? Many people don’t know how. So, first step: read the below list of the top conditions and diseases that threaten women’s lives the most. Second step: get serious about reducing your risks. 1. Heart disease Heart disease isn’t just a man’s disease — it’s also a major women’s health…

Should addicts be sterilized?

Should addicts be sterilized?

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“Don’t let a pregnancy ruin your drug habit,” the slogan on the fliers reads.  Another says, “She has her daddy’s eyes…and her mommy’s heroin addiction.” Then: “Get birth control, get ca$h.” These are posters that show up nationwide in homeless shelters and methadone clinics, in AA and NA meeting rooms and near needle exchange programs, distributed by volunteers for Project Prevention. Formerly called Children Requiring a Caring Kommunity (CRACK), the…

Dr. Boyce: Act Like a Brother and Think Like a Man – Having Sex on the First Date

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Ree, The (Ree)lationship Guide recently wrote a very nice article on the reasons that it doesn’t make sense to have sex on the first date.   While the article was very good, I also wanted to give a man’s perspective.   It seems that there are times when we put too much weight on women to make all the hard decisions (no pun intended), but I wanted to explain why men may also…

Studies Show Black Children Treated Differently Than White Children In Emergency Room

Studies Show Black Children Treated Differently Than White Children In Emergency Room

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Black children seen in the emergency department for abdominal pain are less likely to receive pain medication than white children, according to a new study. The research, which also found that black and Hispanic children were more likely to experience an ER stay longer than six hours compared to white children — even when the same tests were ordered — raises questions on how race may affect hospital care when…

Strong Evidence Supports Exercise May Keep Cancer From Returning [VIDEO]

Strong Evidence Supports Exercise May Keep Cancer From Returning [VIDEO]

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ATLANTA — A cancer diagnosis often inspires people to exercise and eat healthier. Now the experts say there’s strong evidence that both habits may help prevent the disease from coming back. New guidelines issued Thursday by the American Cancer Society urge doctors to talk to their cancer patients about eating right, exercising and slimming down if they’re too heavy. That’s not something most doctors do, said Dr. Omer Kucuk, an…

We must do more to protect the gay community

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In this video, I discuss the recent rise in attacks on members of the gay community in Washington, DC and how it is truly troubling. You can believe that gays are going straight to hell, but let the God you claim to believe in deal with that. All human life is equal and no one has the right to take another person’s life when that victim has done harm to…

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

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In this video, I discuss how Rush Limbaugh is just the latest example of the disdain this country has for women. It has to end if we really care about future generations of women. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGXnm7umKI&w=420&h=315]

7-year-old boy desperately in need of a new heart

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    Little Carl Washington IV desperately wants to return to school, play sports and be a good big brother to his three siblings — but first he needs a new heart. The 7-year-old Bronx boy has bounced in and out of the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian in Washington Heights since December. He suffers from complex congenital heart disease, a condition he was born with. The condition…