What puts someone at risk of diabetes?

Dear Daughters, Eating too much sugar does not cause diabetes. People are at risk if they: Are overweight Do not get enough physical activity Have a parent, sibling or other close relative who has Type 2 diabetes Have a history of cardiovascular disease Have high blood pressure Are American Indian, Alaska Native, African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American … Continue reading What puts someone at risk of diabetes?

African American Health Concerns

Dear Daughters, A number of health concerns significantly affect African Americans, including diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. This article discusses several diseases and medical conditions that are of particular concern to African Americans. HIV and STDs Sickle Cell Disease Heart Disease and Stroke Cancer Environment Resources HIV and STDs In 2016, 44 percent of … Continue reading African American Health Concerns

What should I do if I think my child has a mental illness?

Dear Daughters, Mental illness is a very touchy subject,even more mental illness in children, however we need to discuss it. As a mother of 4 beautiful children I never thought it would happen to¬†any of my children¬†but it did. There were so many signs but I missed them, but now a days there are some … Continue reading What should I do if I think my child has a mental illness?

Coping with Fear

Dear Daughters, Fear is a common emotion. Caused by a release of adrenaline from the nervous system, fear energizes our bodies with both positive and negative results. It can aid in our fight-or-flight self-defense mechanism, protecting us from threatening situations. However, fear can also paralyze us, preventing us from living normal, balanced lives. If you … Continue reading Coping with Fear

What You Need to Know About Depression

Dear Daughters, Everybody feels sad or blue now and then. But if you are sad most of the time, you might be suffering from depression. The good news is that you can get treatment and feel better soon. Clinical depression is a serious illness that can affect anyone, including teenagers. It can affect thoughts, feelings, … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Depression