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Being healthy requires taking care of your mind, body and soul.  One way to take care of your soul is to view a movie that churns up some positive emotion.  February is heart month and the month of love.  What better time than to watch a famous Black Love movie.  The list was compiled from…

Raise your hand if you threw down eating some delicious food during the holidays!  You are not alone.  Many of us ate some of the all-time favorites like sweet potato pie, red velvet cake, lemon pound cake and more during the holiday season.     Jenifer Lewis, who was Colorado Black Health Collaborative’s special guest in…

While the World Health Organization defines obesity as a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or exceeding 30 kg/m2, obesity is more commonly referred to as the product of energy imbalance.  When an individual’s energy intake exceeds his or her expenditure, excess energy is deposited in fat storage cells known as adipocytes.  However, as these…

Makes 4 servings Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Course: Dinner Kaiser Permanente has provided an excellent meatless chili recipe.  I tried it and was quite pleased. I did cook my own black-eyed peas from scratch instead of using the canned style, used the southern style frozen lima beans, and added some celery….

Every November, National Diabetes Awareness Month is observed nationwide.  It serves as a chance to raise awareness about the impact of diabetes in our community.  Black Americans have between a 70 and 80% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes when compared with non-Hispanic Whites.  We are also more likely to develop insulin resistance, or…

There will be plenty of choices available over the holidays and who can resist all of the candy at the office, pies at the parties, wine with the girls or an extra glass of beer with the guys?  No one!  And, how easy is it to NOT exercise around the holidays?  VERY! But holiday weight…

Correction:  The following Race, Racism and Health – Health Forum is scheduled for tomorrow – Tuesday – November 13th, 2018 at 5:00 PM.  You must Register for this Event at www.TinyURL.com/racism-health Health disparities refer to the differences in healthcare accessibility and status of different people. They result in adverse effects on marginalized populations and result in…

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 5.1 million Americans.  This disease is the most common cause of dementia in older people.  AD is characterized behaviorally by memory loss, language problems, and unpredictable behavior.  On a cellular level, it is characterized by amyloid plaque and neurofibrillary tangle formation as well as the…

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