Tag Archives: chronic disease

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month: Are asthma triggers hiding in your home?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that 1 in 11 children and 1 in 12 adults have asthma. Asthma is a very serious condition that many individuals struggle with on a daily basis and if not properly…

Hey fellas! Don’t ignore these possible cancer symptoms if you want to stay invincible

During the month of Movember, the focus on prostate and testicular cancer is well placed. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the second most diagnosed form of cancer, behind only skin cancer. Testicular cancer…

Grant Funding in Action: Southfield Clinic Expands Services for Uninsured

This guest post is from Tamella Pollum, lead, Community Health for St. John Providence Health System and the lead for the St. Vincent de Paul Health Center. Pollum is an expert in community-based care access and has a passion for…

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Michigan Swimmers Using English Channel Record Attempt to Raise Money for ALS Cure

How’s this for wedding an ambitious feat of physical endurance to a greater humanitarian cause: Six Michigan women are training to break the world record for fastest two-way relay swim crossing of the English Channel to raise money to find…

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#WellnessWeds: During American Heart Month, Know Your Numbers — and How to Improve Them

February is American Heart Month, a time to remind us that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, with about one in three deaths from a heart attack or stroke. In fact, heart disease…

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Fresh Fruit Smoothie Recipe For ‘Body and Soul’

I had the opportunity to speak at Detroit’s Eastern Market last weekend to participants of the Body and Soul Blue Challenge, a 10-week, incentive-based fitness competition that encourages members of African American faith communities to adopt healthier lifestyles. The program, developed…

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