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The Affordable Care Act:
Have You Signed Up?

by Monifa Bandele

Though it is not often framed as a racial justice issue, the Affordable Care Act has the potential to greatly improve, perhaps even… Read More


Refresh Your Winter Skin

Now that we are finally in the last throws of old man winter (the winter that just won't end) my skin is screaming, “Help… Read More

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Tamika Williams on the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

by #teamEBONY

About 27,000 women and girls in the U.S. are HIV-positive and don't know they have the disease. The Office on Women's Health… Read More

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Black Women and Lupus: A Survivor's Story

by Mame M. Kwayie

In the middle of the night, while her child slept in a room nearby, Kimberly Dansby awoke on the bathroom floor, having suffered… Read More

Oil Pulling

What is Oil Pulling?

I had never heard of “oil pulling” until I went on my 2-week detox sojourn into the rainforest in Puerto Rico with the owners of the Paradise… Read More

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What You Need to Know About Scleroderma

by Dontaira Terrell

More than five years have passed since the death of my paternal grandmother. She was charismatic, comedic and warm-loving. Grandma… Read More

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5 Tips for Encouraging Loved Ones to Get Healthy

by Erika Nicole Kendall

For many of us who have evolved into more health and fitness-conscious people, we’ve found ourselves becoming that way because… Read More

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What YOU Need to Know About Emergency Contraception

by Elizabeth Dawes Gay, MPH

Romance is in the air. Flowers, chocolates, condoms, and lube are in demand, and you’ve got a hot date.  This weekend… Read More

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[URBAN ORGANIC] 6 Plants to Detox Your House

The top three common toxins in indoor air of major concern are: benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde, which could lead to serious… Read More

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Kitchen Cupboard Remedies

by Margena A. Christian

Your kitchen cupboard today can replace your medicine cabinet of yesterday, believes Lillian M. Beard, M.D., a practicing pediatrician with Children’s… Read More

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