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July is Minority Mental Health Month: Bipolar Disorder and African-Americans

July 4, 2018

WWW.MENTALHEALTHAMERICA.NET Every person, regardless of race or ethnicity, should seek help if they have a mental health problem or symptoms of a mental disorder.  — David Satcher, M.D., Former U.S. Surgeon General An estimated 2.3 million Americans have bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness. A person with bipolar disorder can go from feeling very, very…

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Maintaining a healthy pH balance ‘down there’

June 29, 2018

Maintaining a healthy pH balance ‘down there’: Three common triggers for elevated vaginal pH and why it matters Three common triggers for elevated vaginal pH and why it matters   BPT Many women do not realize the vagina is an ecosystem that requires a balanced environment to remain healthy; and events like menstruation, sex, and…

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Casey: We must increase investments in Alzheimer’s research to find a cure

June 22, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Sen. Bob Casey with Alzheimer’s Association Advocates from Pennsylvania. 280,000 Pennsylvanians are living with Alzheimer’s Washington, DC – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, held a hearing entitled, “Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s: Reducing Risk, Detecting Early Symptoms and Improving Data.” During…

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Six summer essentials to stay healthy and maximize the season

June 22, 2018

BPT The long summer months are full of potential. From hitting the beach to hitting the open road, there are plenty of activities for you to get outdoors and explore the warm weather. To make the most of the sunny days and star-studded nights, you need to be prepared so you have fun, stay safe…

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Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1M for suicide prevention

June 21, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company’s late founder. To start, the company said Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line , a free, 24-hour…

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Five tips for healthy summer hydration

June 15, 2018

FAMILY FEATURES Summer provides countless opportunities to get outside for hiking, biking and running around with friends and family. However, having fun in the sun also requires proper hydration. While staying hydrated may seem easy, healthy hydration is not always a given. For example, the water coming out of your faucet can travel through miles…

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More research is leading to more cures for cancer patients

June 8, 2018

BPT A Patient’s Journey to Surviving the Odds In 2010, Kristin Kleinhofer was feeling healthy when she found a bump on the top of the right side of her head and thought it was just a “harmless cyst.” After her mother suggested she see a doctor, surgery was performed to remove the growth. The biopsy…

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Stay agile: Five tips for easier aging in place

June 1, 2018

BPT While many of us may dream of retiring and moving away to a beach-side resort or cabin by the lake, the reality is that most Americans look forward to remaining in their own homes so they can continue to enjoy familiar comforts, activities and loved ones. In fact, an AARP survey recently found that…

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Mental illness, stigma, and Blacks

May 25, 2018

By Glenn Ellis TRICEEDNEYWIRE.COM Since 1949, the month of May has been recognized as Mental Health Month. With African-Americans leading the country with troubling statistics in areas like unemployment, child abuse and neglect, and domestic violence, all of which can exacerbate stress, it is perhaps not surprising that the African-American community leads the country in…

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