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[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   John Head Author John Head hit the nail on the head with his 2004 book, Black Men and Depression: Saving Our Lives, Healing Our Families and Friends. Head, a 1999-2000 Fellow in the Rosalynn Carter Mental Health[Read More…]

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Director of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program is conference keynoter

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   by Rosemary Eng Debra Eschmeyer, executive director of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program, will give the keynote address Nov. 5 at the “Field to Tray” conference on child nutrition at The Universities at Shady Grove[Read More…]

Halloween can be a fright for kids with food allergies

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Expert offers tips for getting your ghosts and goblins safely through the holiday HealthDay News — Parents of youngsters with food allergies may feel Halloween is more trick than treat, but the holiday’s risks can be reduced[Read More…]

Mississippi is the host state for the 9th annual Southern Obesity Summit, November 15-17 in Jackson

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Rosemary Eng More than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese, and African Americans are right at the top of the leader board in obesity rates. The Southern Obesity Summit tackles the problem[Read More…]

Report: death to the American breakfast

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   by Frederick H. Lowe Instead of sitting down to a breakfast of bacon and eggs, maybe you should skip the bacon because heavy consumption of processed and red meats have been linked to specific cancers that are[Read More…]

There’s no place like home for taking your blood pressure

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   Individuals are being urged to take their blood pressure at home or other places outside of a hospital setting because being in a physician’s presence may raise a patient’s blood pressure. The jump in blood pressure is[Read More…]

Minister Farrakhan said he recently suffered from pneumonia

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   During the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Saturday in Washington, D.C., Minster Louis Farrakhan told the crowd of 800,000 that he has been ill. Minister Farrakhan said he had been sick with pneumonia and[Read More…]

Poor, Minorities Spend More Time Waiting for Medical Care

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   (HealthDay News) — While almost everyone complains about the time it takes to see their doctor, the problem is even worse for minorities and poor people, according to new research. Blacks and Hispanics spend approximately 25 percent[Read More…]

Racism linked to asthma risk for black women

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   by Tom Testa of Boston University African-American women who have frequent experiences with racism are at greater risk of developing asthma as adults, according to a study published in 2013. A new study published online in the[Read More…]

Can years of discrimination disrupt stress hormones?

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   By Julie Deardoff Northwestern University Feelings of discrimination can change how our bodies control levels of the stress hormone cortisol. That’s true for both whites and blacks, but new research suggests African Americans are especially vulnerable, particularly[Read More…]