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Growing up, I witnessed how a handful of men hardly sought care when sick. The ignorance of symptoms of sickness and denial of it was incredible to observe.  I was curious to know why these men would only seek medical care when incredibly sick and not at the immediate onset of it. This curiosity led…

Men if you have cooking duty, here is a recipe that you can handle and that the family, friends, or spouse will love. Try out the recipe provided by the Kaiser Permanente Food for Health website. This stir fry is a one-pot meal that can be enjoyed with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Keep it…

Many say that mental health is one of those taboo topics in the Black community. There is a real stigma when it comes to Black men talking about their mental health.  People do not want to be labeled as “crazy.”  This stigma and fear of being judged prevents Black/African American men from talking about or…

You may have seen that TV ad showing an older male with a young lady who looks super satisfied and happy with her man.  Their relationship seems perfect and the man looks proud of how well he takes good care of his “girl”.  Then you are told the reason for this seemingly perfect life is…

There is no longer any doubt that there is an obesity epidemic – walk on any street and you are more likely to see obese and overweight individuals outnumber thin people.  And sadly a great majority of these people are men.  Obesity is not a benign syndrome, and with time it can lead to arthritis,…

The month of June is the National observance for all men, and for us it is all about the Brothas.   This June, Men’s Health Month is celebrating 23 years.  The month is an offshoot of Men’s Health Week that was established by former President Clinton in 1994.  The month is designed to raise awareness about…

April is alcohol awareness month. Alcohol has become an integral part of our culture. Regardless of our background or beliefs, we can’t get away from it, as we are frequently exposed to this item. People use alcohol in various settings; often in celebration and parties. Some people drink little; mostly in social settings, and some…

Who would have thought that an activity as simple as walking only 2 minutes out of every hour could increase a life span by 33 percent?  You saw that right, 33 percent!  The modern day fast paced life style we live these days has offered many conveniences that eliminate walking from our daily activities.  A…

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