My sister told me that a well-known signer, Demi Lovato, announced that she has Bipolar Disorder. What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mental health disease where a person’s mood can cycle back and forth between periods of low activity/depression and periods of mania/high activity. These emotional periods can be looked at as two opposite “poles” of … [Read more...]
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Take care of your eyes and continue looking forward to the future Aging is a process that brings about many opportunities and changes, from major transformations such as becoming a grandparent or going back to school, to simple lifestyle changes like starting a new exercise program. Don’t miss out on any of these opportunities. Take stock of your eye health to make sure … [Read more...]
The year 2016 has been a year of significant toxic and traumatic stress for Black people. We have been bombarded with adversity, joy, frustration, and pride from multiple angles all year. If we are to be honest, this is nothing new to our collective experience since we have been in America. However, the year of 2016 has brought forth different traumatic responses that we … [Read more...]
They say you are what you eat. One of the biggest things you can do to improve the quality of your life is to improve the quality of what you eat. Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. We live in a sea of easy-to-get, cheap food villains waiting at every turn to rob us of good eating habits. Fast food, processed foods in handy packages, sugary snacks and drinks … [Read more...]
Minnesota health officials remind parents to make sure adolescents are up to date on their immunizations as they head back to school. Adolescents need certain vaccines because some of the vaccines they received in childhood wear off, and they are exposed to new diseases as they get older. Adolescents should get four vaccines: Tdap, HPV, meningococcal and flu. Tdap … [Read more...]