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5 Easy Tips for Getting Your Body Right Before Summer, and Keeping It That Way

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That summer body everyone craves is not a simple feat to achieve, but with discipline, hard work, and dedication it is very doable. Obtaining a body everyone wants does not happen overnight.  If you haven’t already, starting an exercise regimen now during winter is a great time to begin. It will give you optimal time for working off whatever excess …

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Pain of the Gain: Freshman 15

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The transition into college for many first year Bruins means fending off weight gain and unhealthy eating habits while trying to balance student organization involvement and academics. Many are trying desperately to avoid the dreaded “Freshman 15.” Depending on who you ask, the “Freshman 15”, a term referring to the rapid weight gain college students succumb to during their first year, is …

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Mental Illness in the Black Community is No Joke

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Photo by pjwoohoo via Flickr   Recently two-time NBA championship winner Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel. He was rushed to a hospital where he slipped into a coma. Drug tests later revealed Odom had traces of cocaine and multiple doses of a herbal sexual enhancement drug in his system. Media outlets broke the story as quickly …

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Boos and Boobs: The Facts Behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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While October is highly anticipated for costumes and free candy during Halloween, it is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In 1985, the American Cancer Society created Breast Cancer Awareness Month to bring more awareness to the disease and the importance of early detection. According to the National Cancer Institute, breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women behind …

Why Dairy Should Be More Present In Your Diet

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A mere two weeks ago, while in a discussion about food, I had a friend say to me, “Well you know, Black people are all kinds of lactose intolerant.” This was not a notion I had come across before, but looking further into it, I realized it is an idea that has been floating around quite a bit. While there …

Cancer Treatment Affects Mortality Rate in Black America

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Research conducted at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine attributes the high mortality rate of Black cancer patients to the presence of racial inequality in the American medicine practice. According to the study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Black colorectal cancer patients were less likely than white patients to receive treatment from …

The Top 10 Healthiest Fruits to Eat

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Fruit is a healthy substitute to snack foods such as Hot Cheetos or ice cream.  According to hearthealthyonline.com, the 10 healthiest fruits listed below are filled with nutrients that can help you lose weight by consuming three servings per day. Apples: there are different kind of apples like Granny Smith apples, Fuji apples, and red apples. They all contain high …

Trans Fats are Unsafe for Consumption

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According to the Food and Drug Association’s news release, hydrogenated oils are not generally recognized as safe for consumption due to their high dietary source of trans fats. Scientists reached this conclusion over 20 years ago in the early-1990s as studies gradually revealed the correlation between trans fatty acids and cardiovascular health complications. By 2002, the American government openly acknowledged …

5 Reasons to Drink Cranberry Juice

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For a while now cranberry juice has been known to have beneficial health properties. Cranberries are a good source of vitamin C and are rich in antioxidants. In order to retrieve the full benefits from cranberry juice consumption, it is important to drink the right kind. Many cranberry juices are sweetened in some way to make it more palatable due …