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Enjoy the holidays! Stay healthy!
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Black women in the United States get breast cancer as the same rate as white women, yet black women are 42 percent more likely to die from the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. This is troubling, and largely due to the fact that black women tend to develop cancer at a younger age than our counterparts. Breast cancer screenings are typically thought to be necessary in women over age 50, but it is important that black women receive early screening. Breast cancer often goes undetected, and therefore undiagnosed until late stages. Please make sure to check your breasts monthly for changes. if you are concerned, insist that you be screened, despite the age recommendations. #blackhealthnow #breastcancer #breast #awareness #health #wellness #doctor #cancerawarenessmonth #earlydetection #october
Fall weather is here, and Black Health Now is back on social media! Which topics would you like to hear more about this fall and winter? We have some exciting programming coming over the next two months, including sessions about gratitude, relationships, winter health habits, and winter safety. Send us a message or comment below! #blackhealth #mentalhealth #fall #winter #minorityhealth #radio #media #health #wellness #seasons #gratitude #blackhealthnow #wellness
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With the school year right around the corner, don’t forget to schedule your child’s eye exam. Problems with vision often go undiagnosed in children. As a result, children who cannot see well and do not receive treatment risk falling behind in school and other non-academic activities. August is National Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. It’s important to recognize common signs that your child may need glasses. If your kids frequently squint, complain of headaches, eye pain or have issues concentrating on work, ask them if they can see. Young children who struggle with sight may cover or close one eye when focusing on a distant object. If you notice this in your child, be sure to contact their doctor and have their eyes checked out. #eyes #wellness #health #blackhealthnow #school #education #sight #vision #charts #glasses #august #backtoschool #eyeexam #test
Throwback Thursday! Dr. Jocelyn Elders was the first African American to lead the U.S Public Health Service as Surgeon General in 1993. Elders was born in 1933 as the eldest of 5 children who spent time picking cotton for money while attending school 13 miles from home. Despite a tough upbringing, Elders earned a scholarship to Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. She joined the army as a physical therapist after graduating, and later enrolled in medical school. She was appointed head of the Arkansas Department of Health in 1987 where she campaigned for clinics and expanded sex education. In 1989 the Arkansas Legislature mandated a K-12 curriculum that included sex education, substance-abuse prevention, and programs to promote self-esteem. Her accomplishments far exceed what has been stated above so, if you're interested, check out her biography! It's titled "Jocelyn Elders, MD. From Sharecropper's Daughter to Surgeon General of the United States of America". #blackhealthnow #bhn #radio #health #wellness #government #publichealth #minorityhealth #mentalhealth #doctor #education #prevention
August is National Breast Feeding Month. Did you know that breast-fed infants have reduced risks of asthma, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and gastrointestinal infection? Breastfeeding can also help lower a mother’s risk of high blood pressure, ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. Even with these health benefits, black babies in the United States are breast-fed 21% less than their non-black counterparts. It is recommended that infants are exclusively breast-fed for at least 6 months. While it’s important not to shame women for their breast-feeding choices, we should do all we can to ensure that those who do wish to breast feed have the resources to do so. Stay tuned this week for information on black maternal health and breast-feeding. #blackhealth #blackhealthnow #breastfeeding #motherhood #health #wellness #access #maternalhealth #maternal #babies #future
August is Psoriasis Awareness Month. Itchy, scaly skin may be more than a discomfort. It may be Psoriasis, which is a chronic skin condition caused by an overactive immune system. Symptoms of psoriasis include thick areas of skin with overlying scaly crust that can look shiny or silver. The skin itches, and it bleeds when scratched, and can lead to scabbing and skin discoloration that can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. In black people, psoriasis can look violet or purple, and is sometimes more difficult to diagnose because of similarities to other common skin conditions like eczema. Psoriasis affects more than 8 million people worldwide. If you have experienced these symptoms, be sure to search images of psoriasis in dark-skinned people, so that you may have an accurate diagnosis and seek the proper care. #skin #health #wellness #psoriasis #itch #rash #blackhealth #blackheakthnow #skincare
Summer swimming comes with risks of drowning. According to the US Centers for Disease Control, African American children are 5.5 times more likely to drown in swimming pools than white children. Approximately 68% of black children have little to no ability to swim. This is historically, due to lack of access to pools and lessons, cultural stigma, and concerns about our hair. But there are solutions. Teach our children to swim. Your local YMCA and initiatives such as “Black Kids Swim”, are resources we can use to locate affordable swim lessons. Taking part in formal swim lessons can significantly reduce the risk of drowning. Consider signing your child up for classes at your local community recreation center. #swimming #blackhealth #blackhealthnow #lessons #minorityhealth #health #wellness #sports #summer
We tend to place emphasis on strength and cardio training when thinking about exercise, often not noting the importance of flexibility. Flexibility helps to improve posture, reduce your risks of injury, and allows for greater freedom of movement. Focusing on flexibility is extremely important for older individuals, and increases with focused, dedicated stretching. Try to stretch for at least 10 minutes every day. Warm up your muscles before stretching. If not exercising, stretch after a warm shower, as your body temperature is elevated. Breathe deep and stretch to a point of slight tension. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds, relax and try to repeat the stretches two or three times. You should not feel pain when stretching. #flexibility #health #wellness #blackhealth #blackhealthnow #stretch #cardio #work #exercise #movement #holistic #muscles #workout
Some individuals avoid eating avocados because they are high in fat. While this is true, there is a misunderstanding about the type of fat in an avocado. Avocados are high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, known as “healthy fats”. These types of fats are good for you. They maintain cells and lower bad cholesterol levels, reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke. Saturated and trans fats are the unhealthy fats found in foods like butter, cheese, red meat, and other fried, processed foods. Reducing THESE kids of fats can benefit your health, and reduce your risk for heart disease. It is safe and recommended to get 25 to 30 percent of daily calories from healthy fat sources like avocados. Check the recipe highlights on our IG page for some tasty ways to use avocado! #avocado #goodfat #yum #nutrition #blackhealth #blackhealthnow #health #wellness #food
Have you had trouble sleeping lately? Sleep Hygiene is known as a variation of practices and habits that improve our sleep and increase our daytime alertness. Good sleep hygiene indicates practices that promote restfulness, while bad sleep hygiene includes detrimental sleep habits. Frequent sleep disturbances and daytime sleepiness are the most telling signs of poor sleep hygiene. How can you improve your sleep hygiene? Limit daytime naps to 30 minutes. Avoid caffeine close to bedtime. Avoid rich and heavy foods 3 hours before sleeping. Establish a nightly routine that helps you relax before heading to bed, and decrease the amount of unnatural light exposure from cell phones, laptops, and television as you get ready to rest.#rest #health #wellness #sleep #sleephygiene #zzz #blackhealth #minorityhealth #blackhealthnow #phones #bed #light #brainhealth #routine #fitness #relax
The environment of our home affects our health, and often reflects our state of mind. Physical clutter in the home can contribute to feelings of stress and anxiety, along with a perceived lower quality of life due to the lack of open space. If you find yourself stressed when at home, consider re-thinking how many items frequently exist in your line of vision. If you have a lot of items on the countertops, consider consolidating those items, or throwing out things that you have not used in over 6 months. Summer cleaning does not have to be burdensome. Remember that you can take control of your home environment and happiness by minimizing your junk. #health #wellness #cleanliness #mentalhealth #blackhealth #clutter #blackhealthnow #summerclean #mind #body #holistic
Have you considered reducing the amount of meat you eat, and are concerned about needing protein? Have no fear. There are plenty of ways to get enough protein in your diet without eating meat every day. Lentils and beans are cheap sources of protein. They contain plenty of fiber to help keep you full, and one cup of lentils on average contains about 18 grams of protein per cup, about the same as 3 ounces of chicken. Beans on average contain about 15 grams of protein per cup. Lentils and beans can be served over rice in a stew, or included in a soup or salad.
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Food poisoning peaks in the summer as Americans spend more time outdoors hosting picnics and BBQs. Common foods like potato and macaroni salads, sandwiches and hamburgers contain milk, dairy and meat that should be kept at the proper temperatures. Raw meats and other products risk bacterial growth when not properly chilled or cooked. If you find yourself taking foods like these to a cookout, be sure the keep them refrigerated as long as possible. Place the products you would like to eat first at the top of the cooler. When grilling, use a thermometer to ensure that your ground beef reaches 160 degrees internally before serving. Poultry should be 165 degrees, and steaks should be 145. #health #wellness #cookout #summer #bbq #fresh #practice #food #family #blackhealthnow #blackhealth #minorityhealth #foodsafety #grill #temperature
Throwback Thursday! Dr. Inez Beverly Prosser was the first African American woman to receive her doctoral degree in Psychology in 1933 from the University of Cincinnati. She rigorously researched how black children performed in mixed and segregated schools and found that that black students benefited more in segregated schools because they were more likely to receive affection, support and a balanced curriculum versus an integrated school where they were likely to have problems adjusting academically, socially and in accepting their identity. This attention to mental health was significant in the black community at the time. Her work was influential in the 1954 Brown vs. the Board of Education Supreme Court decision, and she should be remembered. Wishing you health and happiness. #blackhealthnow #mentalhealth #psychology #prosser #doctor #history #blackhistory #blackhealth #mentalhealth #education #wellness #academia #black #health
Today on Black Health Now: It's Minority Mental Health Month. It can be difficult to seek help when suffering from mental illnesses like depression and suicidal thoughts. If your feelings of sadness, worry, and hopelessness last for weeks and affect your ability to manage your daily life, you may be experiencing serious depression. These persistent feelings are not normal, and pushing through will make your condition worse. We African Americans do not often talk about our issues due to fears of appearing weak, feeling like we are telling our business to strangers, and feeling that all we have to do is pray. Remember that prayer and spirituality can be INCLUSIVE on your path to healing, and therapy should help you incorporate all things that make you whole. Let’s normalize mental health care in our community. Wishing you health and happiness. #mentalhealth #counseling #therapy #blackhealth #wellness #blackmentalhealth #spirituality #pray #holistic #health #therapist #sessions #psychology #blackhealthnow #health #mind #mental #soul #body
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. How often do you think about your mental health? If you often find yourself stressed, tired, sad, or suffering from feelings of inadequacy, it might be time to consider how your mind is possibly affecting your overall quality of life. The Department of Human and Health Services states that African Americans are 20 percent more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the rest of the population, and this is concerning. This week, on Black Health Now, we will cover topics addressing mental health in the black community, and I hope you will stay tuned. Topics will include spirituality, common mental health disorders, and societal factors that contribute to these inequities.
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The use of Electronic Cigarettes is on the rise in America’s Youth. Most E-Cigarettes contain Nicotine, a highly addictive substance that can harm adolescent brain development into the early and mid 20s. Top-selling brand JUUL, produces single pods that can contain as much nicotine as a pack of 20 cigarettes. JUULs resemble USB drives, and widespread use youth in school including bathrooms and classrooms is increasing. Although E-cigarettes expose users to fewer harmful chemicals than burned cigarettes, they still contain heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead. The use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe for young people. Make sure to talk to your teens about the harms of using electronic cigarettes, and monitor their health and wellbeing. #blackhealth #ecigs #nicotine #substance #health #wellness #bhn
This week on "Black Health Now".
Ava Duverney’s new Netflix Mini Series “When They See Us” documents the story of the Central Park Five-five young black men who were wrongfully accused and convicted of rape in 1989. They were imprisoned under false claims. It is important as blacks to know our history, but please be aware that consuming stories of black trauma repeatedly and frequently can negatively impact your peace of mind and psyche. It is okay to choose not to watch certain films and videos if you are not emotionally ready. Trauma does not have to be your chosen form of entertainment, and it is not your DUTY as a Black American to re-live horrors that our people have faced. Consider empowerment from a positive angle, and seek peace. Wishing you health and happiness.
Necessary Conversations for Black History Month and All Year Long! #Redtabletalks
I love that every woman that came to the table to talk about this was not afraid to speak their truth. It was refreshing and healing. Thank you ladies for your courage and willingness. Streaming now!
Denying #Citizenship, authorizing troops to the boarder, cutting Medicare – This is the real #Halloween #horror and #scare! #Vote!
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