Dear Daughters, At some time, most of us have experienced that initial bliss we feel when we have hit it off with someone new. With the exchange of glances, the racing heart and the hope that maybe this is "the one," we can easily lose ourselves in a whirlwind romance. While listening to our hearts … Continue reading

Emergency Contraception

Dear Daughters, Emergency contraception can help keep you from getting pregnant if you had sex without using birth control or if your birth control method did not work. Emergency contraception is also called the "morning after pill." But you do not need to wait until the morning after unprotected sex to take it. There are … Continue reading Emergency Contraception

Date or Acquaintance Rape

Dear Daughters, Date rape is a violent crime with serious consequences for both the victim and the perpetrator. Continuing to force sexual activity without consent is considered rape and is punishable under the law. Date rape can be especially hard for victims to deal with because it is often committed by a friend or acquaintance. … Continue reading Date or Acquaintance Rape

What are the complications of binge eating disorder?

Dear Daughters, People with binge eating disorder are at risk of getting sick. Since they usually eat large amounts of fats and sugars, which do not have a lot of vitamins or minerals, they may not be getting the right nutrients. People who have binge eating disorder and who are also obese are at additional … Continue reading What are the complications of binge eating disorder?

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

An Introduction to Meditation

  Dear Daughters, Meditating is the art of developing the super power to control your mind (based on science) Being aware of your own mind is different from just thinking. Thinking is something we do every day, all the time. But thinking your thoughts is a skill that develops, it's a habit. An incredible scientific … Continue reading An Introduction to Meditation