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Monday, April 23, 2018

Opioid Crisis Is Real.

March 29, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( “Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in theUS, with 52,404 lethal drug overdoses in 2015. Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, with 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin in 2015.” As the US grapples with an... [Read more...]

Well Weightlifting Has Met Its Match: The Muscle Sculpting Effects of TRX Training.

March 28, 2018 by  
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Tweet ( TRX training is the hottest way to sculpt your body that you haven’t heard of. Developed by the Navy SEALs, TRX training uses your own body weight to build and tone muscles, a major break from traditional weight-lifting exercises. The best part is that TRX not only tones your muscles, it also uses cardiovascular exercises... [Read more...]

5 Things That Cause You To Overeat & How To Overcome Them.

March 25, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The biggest and most obvious reason as to why most people overeat is simple: food tastes great. Everyone enjoys food, but why are some people able to control their cravings and stay on track with their diet better than others? Well, knowing some of the biggest reasons that make you overeat can help you to be more mindful and... [Read more...]

African-American Women Need Better Access to Reproductive Healthcare.

March 24, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( I’ve been a practicing OB/GYN for nearly 15 years, long enough to see patient after patient struggle through the web of systemic barriers that make accessing healthcare needlessly difficult. At my practice in Baltimore, in a state that is a national trailblazer in providing comprehensive and affordable reproductive healthcare,... [Read more...]

How to Pass a Drug Test If You’ve Smoked Marijuana.

March 21, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( If you are an occasional marijuana user but your job has sprung a drugs test on you, or you are applying for a new job in which you need to do a drugs test, smoking marijuana does not need to stop you from failing. Marijuana shows up in your urine, so it is better not to risk it if you are having a drugs test for a job. Here’s... [Read more...]

Four Attitudes of Mind that Can Change Your Life.

March 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude of mind, writes the father of American psychology William James. James nailed it. Look at anything you’ve been successful at versus what you failed in and, incontrovertibly, it was your attitude which shaped the outcome. Regardless... [Read more...]

Five Reasons for Weight Gain: 3rd One Will Be a Shock for You.

March 17, 2018 by  
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Tweet ( Most people only think about food in terms of how much weight they want to lose. While looking fit is great, being fit within is a much healthier approach to life. There are aspects of your life which goes beyond your physique and adopting eating healthy eating habits can add to the quality and length of your life. Dietitian... [Read more...]

Next July, No More Water In Taps In Cape Town (South Africa).

March 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( On December 3th, 2017, the Executive Mayor of Cap Town Patricia de Lille officially warned the 4 million capetonians, the residents of Cape Town, the second main town of South Africa that early or late, taps will run dry “We reached a point of no return. The crisis has reached a gravity that requires a new series of emergency... [Read more...]

Black & Mild: Top-Selling Cigars Among African Americans.

March 14, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( Cigar smoking has become more prevalent among young adults as cigarette usage declines. Although the boom has largely been due to cigar’s affordability, cigars are fast becoming a must-have accessory for the urban, debonair gentlemen. Top-selling cigar brands like Black & Mild have become a favorite among the African-American... [Read more...]

What to Do in a Car Accident While Travelling Out of State.

March 13, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet ( The last thing that you expect when you’re traveling is getting into a car accident. It could derail not only your trip but your life as a whole as well. It is an undesirable event but also uncontrollable. What you can control is how you minimize the stress and the potential expense that comes after the accident. How to... [Read more...]

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