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Taste the rainbow

Enjoy the full spectrum of colorful foods for a more vibrant life

Colors in our home decor or clothing often reflect our personality or mood. It turns out the color of our foods also impact our overall well being. Including foods from the spectrum of colors adds more than a punch of flavor — it also delivers unique chemicals essential to healthy living. Studies show that over 70 percent of Americans do not get enough variety in their diet, stuck in a routine, lackluster diet deficient in color or flavor. It’s time to spice things up a bit! Continue Reading →

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Get out of your own way: a heart-to-heart on Black women’s health




Dear Sistergirlfriend: We need to talk… The three top killers of sisters are HIV/AIDS, heart disease and cancer…in that order. I’m not trying to scare you, but you should be concerned, and I’m concerned for ya! I’m not gonna preach at you about using condoms or being selective with your partners or to watch your cholesterol, manage stress, etc. What I do want to talk about, is your mind. Continue Reading →

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Ten ways to add 10 years to your life







By Charles E. Crutchfield II, MD, and 

Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD 


1) Get an annual physical 


Make sure it is from a doctor you are familiar with, and try to maintain continuity of care by scheduling an examination with the same doctor every year. The examination should include the standard blood tests for your age including, but not limited to, the evaluation of blood sugar, thyroid and cholesterol. Your physical examination should also evaluate blood pressure, weight, listen to your heart and lungs, and include a full skin exam. Women, specifically, should schedule a Pap smear and mammogram, if appropriate. Men, specifically, should have an age-appropriate prostate evaluation. Continue Reading →

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