If you’re overweight, losing 10 percent of your body weight can greatly help you get better sleep.  Let’s keep it moving and shed a few pounds Saturday April 25, 2015 at Minute Maid Park.  Enjoy Zumba, Cross Fit, Boxing, Line Dancing & more plus performances by SWV, Kid N’Play and Kurtis Blow!  Bring the kids, […]

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What do you really know about EBOLA. With all the News coverage and different opinions and misinformation circulating, we wanted to make sure you know just what Ebola is and its signs, symptoms, risk or exposure, prevention, treatment and so on. Click here for all you need to know about EBOLA.

Here is some good news in the progression in trying to find a cure for HIV/AIDS.  According to the AP, New research shows significant promise in an HIV prevention drug that would be given as a shot every one to three months. The experimental drug has only been tested in monkeys, but it completely protected […]

Researchers may have found a way to protect the transmission against HIV.  Get the full story here.


Via: hellobeautiful.com The best way to find breast cancer early is with a mammogram. If you are a woman age 50 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram every two years. Breast Cancer Got questions about breast cancer and mammograms? We have answers. Is breast cancer the most common cause of death […]


Via: hellobeautiful.com October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and according to BlackDoctor.org “African-American females experience higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group.” This is partially due to African-American women tending to have more aggressive tumors. The fact is not meant to scare you, but it is meant as a […]

Via: broken-to-beautiful.org My Story by Gwenneth Morgan I was 27 and thought I had finally succeeded in my long standing goal to find the right person for me, the person I would share my life with.  He was strong, smart and handsome, with a great sense of humor.  He also had what seemed to be […]

With the unfortunate passing of Michael Clarke Duncan over the weekend, heart disease and the heart attack has been given a new face for the African American community. According to the Office of Minority Health, African American adults are 40% more likely to have high blood pressure and they are 10% less likely than their […]


Every summer, the City of Houston offers cooling centers for people who don’t have access to air conditioning. For the seventh year, Reliant Energy has joined with the city to open additional “Beat the Heat” locations and help fund window units for eligible Houstonians. Reliant President Jason Few says they’re donating $20,000 to buy as […]

Via: defendernetwork.com The CDC released a report recently, revealing the U.S. teen birth rate decreased again in 2010. Almost every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007-2010, but Arizona experienced the biggest drop at 29 percent. In fact, U.S. births by mothers of all ages dropped in 2010, and experts cite the economy […]


Via: defendernetwork.com Chyna Young, an 18-year-old who inspired others with her determination to remain part of her child’s life despite her own devastating injuries, died recently in a Louisiana hospital.  Young, who was shot by her boyfriend when she was three months pregnant, spent months at TIRR Memorial Hermann after being shot and paralyzed from […]

Via: defendernetwork.com We cannot always protect our children from every possible threat, but we can help them feel more secure. One way to do this is by making a Ready-Steady Emergency Kit.