Category Archives: Health

Nadkins: Wet Naps For Your Nuts

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*Just like when you go to your favorite porn site (don’t judge me), let’s clear the kids out of the room and cut right to the chase: there is NOTHING more uncomfortable for the bruthas than an itchy, sweaty sack.

So for our collective relief, I present to you: Nadkins, “male jewels refresher towelettes.”

According to the company’s website, “a lot of thought and care went into the creation of Nadkins.”

I would hope so.

“After all,” the site continues, “this isn’t designed for any old part of the body.”

No shit. Kunta Kinte even opted to have a foot cut off to save his balls. As much as I love my feet (I said don’t judge me!), I’d have been hobbled, too. Continue reading

Stop Complaining About that Mole, This Could’ve Happened!

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*I’m not even gonna front. I complain about stuff. How I don’t look like I used to? And why is this so this and that so that.

You know how it is.

But so often we come up against something at makes us complainers want to slap ourselves. What on earth do we have to complain about?

Imagine if we had a REAL problem…like tree-trunk-looking warts growing all over our body?

Uh huh. That’s what I thought.

Follow me. Continue reading

Woman Rushed Into Emergency for C-Section…But No Baby is in Her Tummy

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*Oh damn. I know every woman reading this, who has gone through labor, can feel this woman’s pain.

So here you are, cramping like its nobody’s business for hours on end. Finally, you can’t take it anymore, and you allow somebody to call 911 or take you to the emergency room themselves.

That’s what happened to this mother of four. Amber Hughes went into labor at 30 weeks (according to this site its usually 40 for full term). This wasn’t really a surprise to her because doctors had warned her that, since she lost her mucus plug at 24 weeks, early labor was more than possible.

But then Hughes learned that the baby had an infection after she had gone through 36 hours of hard labor (and here I was complaining at 17!!!) and she was rushed to emergency.

So why did she not actually hear the baby doing that whole birth-cry thing as the doctors were mulling around in her open stomach? Continue reading

Mother Donates Heart of Late Teen Daughter to Save the Life of Her Friend

Heart donation *Domonique “Nikki” Smith was only 18 when she died unexpectedly in June 2015. And Tanisha Bahsam had been on a waiting list for a new heart, because she had congestive heart failure, for 18 months. So the only thing grieving mother, Vicki Olds, thought to do, was donate her daughter’s heart to Bahsam.

Smith says she actually had to convince her friend to take the gift.

“I was overwhelmed,” Basham, 41, said in a press release. And that is why she didn’t want to accept the generous donation at first.

But Olds insisted and said to her, ‘Tanisha, you’re like my sister. You’ll always have my baby with you.'”

I have a feeling it was that ‘last part’ that really did it.

Olds wanted to do something beautiful for Bahsam, and Bahsam wanted to ultimately do something beautiful for her. And what better way to accomplish this than accepting Nikki’s organ? Continue reading

‘Zika': Need Another Virus to Worry About…Here ya go!

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*I swear, if it ain’t one thing its another. To be on the safe side, we might have to go ‘Chi-Raq’ and not have sex at all!

Not so much as a punishment, as the women in the Spike Lee flick by the same name did; but for our own protection as people, men and women alike.

Well, that might be a bit extreme. But it gives you damn good reason NOT to give in to the old “But I can’t feel anything” argument your partner may present about using protection. Because now, a recent virus called ‘Zika’ has been put in the mix. And the risk factor has just upgraded! Continue reading

Southern Cali Gym Bans Public Nudity. Whyyyyy???

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*Just as I’m putting together my master plan to relocate to southern California, the Huntington Beach City Gym and Pool has thrown a wrench in the mix and banned public nudity in the facility.

Yes, they’ve allowed it in the past. Which is probably why I wanna live in southern California. But I digress.

Since 2007, the Naturists of OC has rented the gym for private gatherings at which attendees play various sports — basketball, volleyball, and swimming among them — all while naked.

Swimming naked’s a regular event at my house.  Basketball typically is a clothed activity for me, but I’ll try anything once.  And volleyball? THAT I wanna see! Continue reading

True Dedication: Nurse Walks Through Blizzard in NYC to Get to Her Patients!

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*I must admit, one thing that keeps me in southern California is the fact that I don’t have to shovel snow. As a girl who lived in both New York and Virginia, that is a chore that still seems like yesterday and I don’t miss it NOT ONE BIT. So when I think about a person who does something as heroic as walk miles through a blizzard to get to work, my entire body trembles.

Chantelle Diabate, a 32-year-old nurse, braved the icy cold snow — all 26.8 inches of it — and winds blowing forty-miles-per-hour, because she was driven by the thought, “I love my patients.”

She was the only staff member who made it to work that day.

And today she is being hailed as a shero by everyone at the Hebrew Home in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York.

Sure Diabate, the mother of a 3-year-old, had the same thoughts as her colleagues: to take the day off when she heard that public transportation had been shut down (even the buses couldn’t get through!!!).

But then Chantelle thought about her patients. Continue reading

Mother Drank While Pregnant, Check Out Her Daughter, Now 43 (Watch)

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Kathy Mitchell (R) with her daughter, Karli Schrider (L)

 

*If you are a woman who continues to disregard the warnings about the risks involved in indulging in alcohol and drugs while pregnant, perhaps seeing the results of that behavior on a 43-year-old woman will change your mind.

Kathy Mitchell will be the first to tell you that she is not proud of the choices she made while she was pregnant with her daughter, Karli. But she is taking a brave and selfless stand today, as she brings us inside her sorrow and reveals how her now adult daughter turned out.

Karli Schrider at 43-years-old has the mental capacity of a first-grader. She lives at home with her mother and stepfather, and spends most of her days playing with the dolls, purses, and Hello Kitty accessories she has collected.

Karli has “Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder,” but her mother says because she was born seemingly “normal,” and wasn’t diagnosed with the disorder until she was about 16, she continued to drink alcohol during future pregnancies.

And consequently, two of those children died. Continue reading