health

Black Women’s Life Expectancy Tops Everyones

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Black women are magic when it comes to having a life expectancy that is longer than others. According to a report by the CDC, whereas black men, white men and women’s life expectancies have dropped, us black women are still holding on. “What we are...

Federal Government Bans Smoking in Public Housing

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If you live in public housing and smoke cigarettes, you’re about to get a lifestyle change. Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by HUD. In announcing the ban, administration officials emphasized the dangers of secondhand smoke...

Teyana Taylor Workout Videos Are Coming

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Teyana Taylor had people asking one: How the hell did she get that body? When Kanye West released his “Fade” video, Taylor’s star power skyrocketed. And her body was the fodder of many articles and interviews. But Taylor insisted that she doesn’t do anything special, besides...

I Had A Uterine Polyp & It Was A Horrific Experience

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About a year ago, I ended up in the ER gushing so much blood from my vagina that the nurses thought I would bleed out and die. “Are you pregnant?” they asked, thinking perhaps it could be attributed to a miscarriage. “No, I don’t think...

Introducting NoireCare, A Site That Supports And Encourages Women Of Color To Care For Themselves

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NoireCare.com is encouraging women of color everywhere to take time out from juggling their numerous daily responsibilities and demands to focus on the all too often overlooked practice of caring for self. The site was created as a place to explore and discover new self...

5 Signs That You Have A Great Gynecologist

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I once showed up to the Emergency Room bleeding profusely. Seven months later, that profuse bleeding finally ended. No, it’s not because I had a condition that could not be remedied easily. I had a uterine polyp. Okay, well, a kinda big uterine polyp. But that...