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Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service...

Heart Failure Diagnoses May Be Missed in a Primary Care Setting for Women, Black Adults

Many heart failure diagnoses may be missed in a primary care setting. Women, Black adults and individuals with lower net worth are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with heart failure in an acute care setting such as the emergency room or during a hospitalization, even if they reported symptoms of heart failure during a routine, outpatient health care...

Pittsburgh Steelers Preview 2021

                 Steelers Seek Redemption from disappointing 2020 When you look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers 2020 season, you will see a Franchise Record 11- 0 start(The first NFL team to do so since the 2015 Carolina Panthers), their first AFC North Division Title since 2017 and a league-leading 54 sacks and concluded that...

$1,000 College Scholarship Application Still Open

The application for the second annual Alan & Mary Jo Lincoln (AMJL) Scholarship Program is now open. The scholarship aims to support career driven African American high school seniors who’ve taken an active role in their schools and communities. Eligible applicants must also plan to enroll as a full-time student at a college, university, or trade school for Fall...

Natural Melatonin-Rich Foods

Melatonin is best known for its role in regulating sleep. However, it is also connected to energy levels, as it aids cellular mitochondrial health. Boosting your melatonin will therefore result in a better night's sleep and better daytime vitality. Unfortunately, melatonin production decreases with age. Supplemental melatonin is an alternative way to get the levels you need, but many pills...

Texas’ hospital system confirms its first case of new COVID-19 lambda variant

Just when people were beginning to wrap their heads around the delta variant of COVID-19, this week, Texas’ hospital system has become the first to report a case of the lambda variant. According to ABC News, Monday, Houston Methodist Hospital, which operates eight hospitals in its network, confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 lambda variant that was first detected in...

LeBron James 1st active NBA player to earn $1 billion

LeBron James has become the first active NBA player to earn $1 billion, and the news arrives after his new film, Space Jam: A New Legacy, bagged $31.6 million at the box office opening weekend. As reported by Sportico, since being drafted in 2003, the 36-year-old Los Angeles Lakers star has earned $330 million in playing salary. When it comes...

Lyme Disease: What you Need to Know

Ashany Sundaram, M.D., Family Medicine & Crystal Tank, M.D., Internal Medicine While summer typically means more time outside, the season also brings an increased threat of tick bites. These parasites can be relatively harmless, but they can also carry and spread illnesses like Lyme disease. We spoke with Mountainside Medical Group’s Crystal Tank, M.D., and Ashany Sundaram, M.D. to learn more. “Lyme disease is...

MEAC Commissioner Thomas To Retire

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Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Commissioner Dr. Dennis E. Thomas Announces Plans for Retirement NORFOLK, VA, July 20, 2021 – Dr. Dennis E. Thomas, who has completed his 19th year as Commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), announced today that he is retiring in December. As the longest-tenured Commissioner in the 50-year history of the MEAC, Thomas served in his position...

Plan a Memorable Family Reunion

Family reunions this summer are sure to take on special meaning as families reunite after months apart. Organizing such a momentous event may feel like a lot of work, but thinking of it in smaller pieces can make it easier to manage. Finding a date that works for everyone may be the biggest hurdle. Once that essential detail is set,...

Buying Sunglasses? Read This First

Not all sunglasses are created equal. While the choices are endless, there’s only one thing that tops all sunglass considerations and it has nothing to do with price or brand names. It’s all about the UV protection. The American Academy of Ophthalmology wants you to know that selecting sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of UV-A and UV-B...

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