VIA: As a parent, the things you do and say have a tremendous influence on your child’s behavior. Encourage your child to live a healthy lifestyle by talking the talk and walking the walk. Don’t know where to start? Here are a few ideas. Eat Right There are many ways to assure that you […]

VIA: It’s been many years since I had to prepare lunches for schoolchildren. But I did do it for more than a decade, and mostly on a budget. With hot lunches at many schools being costly or of poor nutritional value, it is certainly wiser and healthier to pack your own. While there is […]

Doctor's have given chocolate lovers a reason to celebrate with their findings in a recent heart-health study.

VIA: HEALTHNEWS.COM – PHOTO VIA: HEALTHY U   A joyous day indeed when the research done by the medical community actually finds that one of your favorite foods can aid your heart, cut your stroke risk and lower blood pressure. And just in time for Easter! Tomorrow’s publication of the European Heart Journal includes the […]

Living a fast-paced life can cost your heart in the future, but what are some steps that you can take to improve your heart health right now?

VIA: WEBMD.COM. PHOTO VIA: TOPNEWS.NI   Diet, sleep, fitness, and more — how to strengthen and protect your heart right now   How do you get a healthier heart, right now? The answer sounds too good to be true: “By simply leading a healthier life,” according to Nieca Goldberg, MD, medical director of New York […]

VIA: Diabetes does not discriminate. It doesn’t care whether you’re famous or not, if your body frame is small, medium or large, or whether you’re female or male. Diabetes affects millions of individuals all over the world. The statistics for African-Americans developing diabetes are alarming. African-Americans are 1.8 times more likely to develop diabetes […]

VIA HELLO BEAUTIFUL With the warmer weather of spring, you need to change your skin care. Here are nine ways to rejuvenate your face and body and revamp your regimen from 1) Review your routine and switch as needed. Is your skin care routine appropriate for springtime? As temperatures rise, everyone’s complexion tends to […]

VIA: WomensHealthMag.Com Severe head pain This mother of all headaches makes your bachelorette party hangover seem laughable. If you could laugh. The culprit – Odds are, any jackhammering in your brain is just a migraine. But if it’s not accompanied by other migraine symptoms (such as a visual aura), sudden and severe pain–we’re talking the […]

Janet Jackson hit up Jay Leno’s show to promote her book “TRUE YOU” and Tyler Perry’s new movie “Why Did I Get Married Too?“. She also goes into detail on what her book is about and tells how the producers of Good Times made her feel as if she wasn’t good enough because of the […]

VIA: Every year, the United States recognizes March 10th as National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It’s a nationwide initiative to raise awareness about the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women & girls and encourages ladies to take action. While progress has definitely been made in the areas of AIDS prevention and treatment, […]

VIA: We have all heard that African Americans are prone to diabetes, and as First Lady Michelle Obama leads a national movement to fight childhood obesity, New York registered dietitian Constance Brown-Riggs has made it her mission for 25 years to address diabetes in the Black community. She tells ESSENCE.COM about some of the […]