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As the global health crisis continues, certain places like the grocery store are unavoidable. For many people, the thought of venturing out of your home can bring major anxiety, which is why we encourage you to wear a face mask, wash your hands regularly, and practice social distancing. Following these simple procedures will lessen your…

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After years of witnessing individuals, especially people of color, being diagnosed with preventable diseases, Dr. Tremaine Jones Afetorgbor felt it was time to write a book. The Pharmacist Guide: How to Health Yourself, will be scheduled for release on March 25, 2020, through her website, www.drflavaspices.com, and on April 4, on Amazon.com) Also known as…

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Emory Bernard, also known as “Fit by Joc,” is a celebrity personal trainer and Muscletech branded Athlete. The native Atlantan has been on the fitness scene for four years and has been traveling the world to follow his passion since. Not only has he helped clients achieve their fitness goals, he has also aided them…

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Why do people think forgiveness is so important? Is it just because it’s the “right thing to do,” or is there some other bigger reason? What is forgiveness? What or who are we forgiving, and for what? Let me answer all of this and more. First, I don’t believe it’s necessary to forgive. That’s a…

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Grab your yoga mats at water bottles its time for free yoga. Yoga is an ancient practice that requires strength, focus, and determination.  Atlanta has rapidly growing yoga community of novice and long-time yogis who are regularly searching for new places to practice. The most recent trend in Atlanta, with its wide collection of parks…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois is taking a major step to improve community wellness in Chicago. BCBSI recently opened its first-ever neighborhood center aimed at improving community health by addressing common health challenges. The center is located in one of Chicago’s 77 communities in Pullman. I spoke with Laron Taylor, the director of the Blue Door Neighborhood…

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During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, rolling out is helping women (and men) understand the complicated aspects of the second most common form of cancer, breast cancer. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body.…

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Oprah Winfrey feared the “worst” after seeking an online diagnosis when she fell ill. The 64-year-old media mogul turned to the -nternet when the left side of her chin swelled up but was scared by the results she found when she searched for “swollen lymph gland causes”. She wrote in an essay for O, The Oprah Magazine: “None…

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