Why Are You Always Tired?

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CHICAGO – Are you always asking “Why am I so tired?” Are you having trouble staying awake during watching your evening TV shows? Most of us know what it’s like to be tired, especially when we have a cold, flu, or some other viral infection. But when you suffer from a constant lack of energy […]

ANTHONY RAYMAN: Stress, The Silent Killer

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OPINION – It has been estimated that 90-95 percent of all diseases originate from stress. Let’s examine this: the number one cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Do you know what virus, germ, or bug causes heart disease? That’s kind of a loaded question because there isn’t an answer. Heart disease […]

Patients & Medical Students Work Together to Save Lives in Sacramento’s Black Community

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SACRAMENTO – Yes2Kollege Education Resources, Inc.’s African American Women’s Health Legacy (AAWHL) Program is proud to announce it’s partnership with the UC Davis School of Medicine’s Office of Student and Resident Diversity, in a three part series of workshops and medical clinic, beginning this evening at the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, 3333 Third […]

SANDRA POOLE: ‘Mom! I don’t need to see a counselor! I AM NOT CRAZY!!!!’

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OPINION – A young African American woman exhibiting symptoms of depression after a physical assault uttered these words when her mother suggested that she seek professional help. Way too often, the stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment is a significant barrier to obtaining necessary services. About 25 percent of adults in the United States […]

BRYAN WASHINGTON: Finding A Few Minutes For Fitness

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OPINION – Since I was a child, I have been passionate about sports and fitness — growing up in a house full of athletes will do that to you. Like most kids, I participated in team sports year-round at an early age. By the time I was in high school, I was playing something somewhere […]

ROBERT PHILLIPS: Investing in a Healthier Sacramento

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OPINION – African Americans, along with other communities of color in Sacramento, experience poorer health from birth to death, as seen in higher infant mortality, higher rates of disease and disability, and shortened life expectancy relative to state and national averages. These health inequities take an enormous human and economic toll on the African American […]

Poll Says Many African-Americans are More Unhappy

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NATIONWIDE – Remember the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy”? It appears as if the pursuit of happiness is leaving a lot of African-Americans unhappy, according to a recently released poll by New York-based Harris Interactive, an international market research firm and polling agency. The agency polled more than 2,300 Americans in April using an online […]

DARCEL LEE: Eliminating Sugar Sweetened Beverages from African American Diets.

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OPINION – In South Central Los Angeles, a single mother struggles with her weight as she tries hard to kick the diet cola habit every morning on her way to work. She tells me that it is her morning Java, her jump start to her day and yet, she says, she knows that this habit […]

California Health Plans Offer New Expanded Coverage and Competitive Rates to Individuals through “Covered California”

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SACRAMENTO – Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced today the participating health plans and proposed rates that will be available for individuals and families. This announcement provides tangible evidence of the individual market’s transformation under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and reveals a competitive market that will offer consumers a wide range of […]

Black Teen Birth Rate Falls 60 percent in 10 Years

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WASHINGTON – A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip in teen birth rates. Over the past decade, the national teen birth rate has […]