Women’s Health

A panel on how to maintain all aspects of your health. Moderator: Melissa Wade of The Light 103.9 Panelists:  Dr. Bahby Banks – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Dr. Nicole Swiner – Serenity Hydration & Wellness Tamela Mann – Gospel Artist and Actress (Meet The Browns, Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living)

Breast cancer has been in the news a lot lately…both because of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and because there have been conflicting reports this week about the age to start getting mammograms. We chatted with Dr. Barbara Dull of Rex Breast Care Specialists to discuss the myths about breast cancer, genetic testing, early detection and […]

Getting acquainted with a yoga mat and a pair of dumbbells is one way to get Michelle Obama’s long-envied arms, but according to a survey released yesterday, a less arduous method is soaring in popularity: plastic surgery. In its annual report on cosmetic surgery trends across the United States, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons […]

When it comes to staying healthy and aging well, there are so many things we need to consider. We have to exercise, maintain a good mental attitude, get enough sleep, engage in healthy relationships, take care of our skin and, of course, near the top of the list of factors that contribute to great health […]

Fresh off her SAG award win for best supporting actress, Octavia Spencer says her weight is a problem. “I am not healthy at this weight,” the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Honoree told People backstage at the SAG Awards. “Any time you have too much around the middle, then there is a problem. [And] when […]

In 2006, Beyonce dropped 20 pounds in two weeks after participating in the “Master Cleanse/ Lemonade Diet” for her role as Deena Jones in the screen adaptation of “Dreamgirls.” The “Master Cleanse” is a 10-day fast (including an intake of only 1,300 calories), used for detoxing and weight loss purposes. With a couple of extra […]

The latest science suggests that it’s not just the chilly, dark days of winter that make us feel (and look) so miserable, it’s our diet. Eat right, and avoid the beauty and health hazards of the season. Here, the latest strategies for: DRY, ROUGH SKIN Indoor heating and long, hot showers will warm you, but […]

This is going to be hard to hear, but the truth is, for those of us working to combat the aging process, sugar is a formidable enemy. I know it tastes really good and we’re conditioned to love it, but unfortunately, the sweet stuff pillages our skin’s elasticity. What’s even worse is that pigging out on […]

I Love Oprah! There’s so many words that can describe who and what she represents.  I’ll share one, Regal. You can  see the elevation of her mission and vision through all that she does.  She never ceases to amazes me with her selfless acts of love and empowerment.

It seems like our favorite shows and channels have painted a scary picture of black women that America is liking…Loud, Confrontational and Dramatic.  Are we?  And why when there’s 2 or more of us, its a big mess?  Why is that?

VIA: HealthyWomen.Org As a single, busy woman living in New York City, sick wasn’t a part of my vocabulary when I entered the last year of my 20s. Nonetheless, it soon found its way into my life. It began with a swollen toe joint, which I easily dismissed as a yoga injury. But when the […]