May 23, 2017

Health and Fitness

POU Weekly Health Thread: Meet the Moss Brothers!

h/t to The Grio  The Doctors Will See You Now! Drs. Vincent and Vance Moss, 41, are twin surgeons who share a passion for helping others. This passion can be traced as far back as their years in the Boy Scouts of America, during which they both … [Read more...]

POU Weekly Health Thread: Racism and Stress

After reading about Forest Whitaker's encounter with a deli employee, I thought this topic should be bought back up. Anger Over Racism Is Seen as a Cause of Blacks' High Blood Pressure ''HE was on the faculty at Harvard, but when he went to … [Read more...]

POU Weekly Health Thread: Rubiosis (or the common term: Dry Mouth)

Ok, this is serious! *snicker*....ok, get it together! I'm serious here! … [Read more...]

POU Weekly Health Thread: Sinuses…….UGH

Sinuses, the horror. The torture. Try being cute or fly with a bad sinus infection. I dare you. Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. Normally, sinuses are filled with air, but when sinuses become blocked … [Read more...]

POU Weekly Health Thread: Have a Coke and a Smile?

I thought I would share this column with the fam. I'd love to hear your opinions on this! When Jim Crow Drank Coke The opposition by the New York State chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s restrictions on sugary soda caught … [Read more...]

POU Weekly Health Thread: Who Needs A Vitamin?

Last night I decided to clean out my medicine cabinet. I will constantly buy a supplement or vitamin that I forget about after a week. All kinds of stuff from GNC or the Herbal Shop. If I read about it in O magazine, for some reason I MUST get it. So … [Read more...]

POU Weekly Health Thread: Ugh…Flu Season

What is flu? Influenza, commonly shortened to "flu," is an extremely contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza A or B viruses. Flu appears most frequently in winter and early spring. The flu virus attacks the body by spreading through the … [Read more...]