Category Archives: Health

Skipping Breakfast May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Disease

Skipping breakfast may be linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular-related death, new data shows. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, people who skip breakfast have an 87% higher risk of cardiovascular mortality than those who eat breakfast every day.

“Breakfast is traditionally believed as the most or at least one of the most important meals of the day, but there are not much data available to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to this belief,” said Dr. Wei Bao, the senior author of the study. “Our paper is among the ones that provide evidence to support long-term benefits.”

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HIV is Still A Major Problem in the South – Why is That?

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*(Via The Conversation) – Increased funding, targeted prevention efforts and better treatment have helped to slow down the HIV epidemic in the United States. The number of new HIV-positive cases has decreased significantly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the number of new HIV diagnoses declining by 19 percent from 2005 to 2014.

This is not the case in many parts of the country, however. As AIDS and public health researchers, we are among those who are alarmed by areas in the southern United States where the numbers of cases have not declined and even more by the areas in which increases have occurred.

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Worried About Your Personal Injury Trial? Hire a Professional Attorney

No one wants to have to go through a complicated trial, no matter the reason. Legal proceedings can be incredibly intimidating, especially if you’re unsure of how they all work. Additionally, with the added financial stress involved and potential career problems, these legal situations can feel overwhelming fast. 

That’s why it’s so imperative to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Without a qualified legal professional representing you, you are at risk of making all kinds of legal and financial mistakes, causing some serious problems. Personal injury attorneys can help you navigate the trial and offer assistance every step of the way.

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Major Retailers Are Finally Realizing the Power of Plus-Size Clothing

According to Plunkett Research, the average American woman wears a size 14 or above. But for a long time, that plus-sized customer has been largely ignored by the majority of the biggest retailers in the nation. But it looks as if a shift is starting to happen, thanks to some independent brands that continue to prove just how powerful the plus-sized market can be. Continue reading

Sickle Cell Anemia: A Primer on the Disease That Affects the Black Community

*We’ve all heard about Sickle Cell Anemia disproportionately affecting the African American population.

Let’s take a closer look to better our understanding of it and find out how it can affect our lifestyle. The first thing to understand about this blood disorder is what it does and why is it common among our community.

What is Sickle Cell Anemia?

In this blood disorder, the red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen all across the body are not healthy enough to travel through blood vessels. In order to go through blood vessels, the red blood cells have to be flexible and smooth but those with Sickle Cell Anemia or ‘Sicklers’ have rigid red blood cells. As a result of this, smaller blood vessels get blocked by these unhealthy blood cells. This leads to bodily pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, Anemia (that is decrease in healthy red blood cells), bacterial infection, swelling of limbs and stroke. As a person with Sickle Cell Anemia grows older, the pain becomes chronic i.e. constant.

Why Do Black Folks Have a Higher Chance of Getting It?

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NYC Gynecologist Sues Patient for Bad Online Review (He Wants A Million Bucks!)

*This changing world has made everyone feel like they can be a critic. It’s so easy to go online and write a review after receiving a service, or shopping at a store, or eating at a restaurant. In fact, reports say 88% of online shoppers incorporate reviews into their purchase decisions.

Customer and business review sites such as Yelp can make a business of any size a bit nervous if someone writes a bad review; and folks are sharing opinions on everything from a stay at an airbnb, how they were treated on an airline flight, lack of cleanliness in a restaurant restroom, or in this case, a visit to the doctors office.

But legal analysts warn, you’d better choose your words carefully when writing such a review. It can come back yo bite you!

This is a warning that came a bit too late for a Manhattan woman named Michelle Levine; who told CBS New York she’s already spent close to $20,000 fighting the million-dollar suit from Dr. Joon Song, a gynecologist she had a single visit with in August for an annual exam. Continue reading