Don’t let asthma knock the wind out of you. Asthma is a lung disorder that is characterized by sudden fits of wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people who have asthma is continually growing. Approximately sixty-five percent of adults currently have persistent […]
April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Established in 1987, the Department of Health and Human Services selected April as its advocacy month to help reduce stigma related with alcoholism, increasing awareness about causes, treatment, and recovery. The theme for 2018 is “Changing Attitudes: it’s not a ‘rite of passage’”. This is a month to talk to friends and family […]
When Amy was initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was both discouraged and overwhelmed. Mustering all the courage she had, she soon took the first step toward managing the disease by pledging to herself that she would do everything in her power to be there for her family in the future.
What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk? One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The […]
An interview with Blackdoctor.org and Dr. James R. Gavin on the rates of diabetes in the black community.
As you begin to make your fitness and wellness goals for 2018, it’s easy to focus on personalized individual goals… Don’t forget about your family! We have spouses, children, parents, even pets, that we want to make certain are living the best lives they can possibly live. Think about setting fitness and health goals for […]
The leaves are changing colors, football season is here, and time for outdoor activities that may have been difficult to do due to the heat. If you want to get your family involved in being active, being outside, and still enjoying all that autumn has to offer, check out some of these activities and try […]
Fall is here and with fall comes an influx of sicknesses, including influenza. You may have already heard of coworkers or friends staying home sick from the flu or flu-like symptoms. Every year it feels like flu season starts earlier. Catching the flu is no fun. It can lead to a loss of time and progress at […]