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A number of famous Black men in their mid to late 40s are encountering health issues. Medical conditions such as hypertension, stroke, heart attacks and diabetes are striking this age group. The latest star to develop a serious health issue is the former host of “YO! MTV Raps,” Doctor Dre, whose real name is Andre Brown. He…

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Hip-hop is mourning the death of Malik Issac Taylor aka Phife, one fourth of the legendary rap group A Tribe Called Quest. Phife’s health issues have been public knowledge for many years. He hd been battling diabetes over the course of his career and even mentions it in a verse in the song, “Oh My God”…

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Checkup or check out. Many African American men are negligent when it comes to their health. Checkup or check out. Going to the doctor twice a year will help detect prostate cancer or other manageable diseases. We have to lose the shame about undergoing a rectal exam, and encourage the conversation around the importance of…

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Rob Kardashian

Rob Kardashian has been out of the spotlight for more than a year now, leaving many fans to speculate about the state of his health due to reports that he’s been battling depression, substance abuse issues and massive weight gain. Now, reports have revealed that Kardashian suffered a tragic medical diagnosis this past week. According…

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Being overweight can be a serious threat to not only a person’s quality of life, but length of life. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), being overweight can lead to diabetes, heart disease, a stroke, kidney disease, fatty liver disease, and certain cancers. In 2013, heart disease was…

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We so often hear negativity when the topic ‘marijuana’ is discussed; however, this plant has more health benefits than most know. The marijuana plant contains THC and many of the ingredients of the marijuana plant, such as cannabidiol have relatively potent pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory actions within the body, according to recent studies.  These effects are…

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Everyone should know about the effects of sugar on skin Most people today know antioxidants to be an effective method of fighting age, but few are aware of the biological process underlying most skin damage – and what directly addresses the problem, says skin-care expert Ron Cummings. “The word that has been on the minds of dermatologists and other skin-care…

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November is “National Diabetes Awareness Month” and according to the American Diabetes Association the most common type of diabetes can be prevented by simply eating more healthfully, becoming more physically active and losing a few extra pounds. To motivate women to make a commitment to transform their health and fitness, Dianna Forsberg is sharing her…

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Many celebrities keeps their illnesses and ailments under lock and key, while others choose to share their battles with friends, family and fans in hope of bringing awareness and helping others who may be going through similar medical conditions. “Good Morning America’s”  Robin Roberts recently celebrated the one year anniversary of her successful bone marrow…

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Diabetes doesn’t just affect older people. Diabetes affects 8.3 percent of all Americans and 11.3 percent of adults age 20 and older. Some 27 percent of people with diabetes or seven million Americans — do not know they have it. While physical activity and diabetes medicines help control the condition, diet plays the biggest role. You…

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Diabetes is a major killer of blacks. Many Africans Americans including Halle Berry, former Miss America and “Desperate Housewives” star Vanessa Williams, Damon Dash and comedian-actor Anthony Anderson have the disease. Although diabetes can often be detected by carrying out a urine test, which determines whether excess glucose is present, many people often have diabetes…

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David Peaston, who rose to fame in the late 1980s after wowing audiences on “Showtime at the Apollo,” has died. He was 54. Peaston’s niece, Neuka Mitchell, reported that her uncle, who had lost both of his legs below the knee to diabetes, died of complications from the disease. Born and raised in St. Louis, Peaston…

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