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When it comes to losing weight, it’s not one-size-fits-all.
telemedicine
While we’re trying to stay home as much as we can, health care shouldn’t be sacrificed, and telehealth options make keeping up with doctor’s appointments possible.
COVID-19
The seasonal flu and COVID-19 can present similar symptoms, and so protecting against the flu can help avoid confusion.
breast cancer awareness
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and regular screenings and information about family history are key.
sleep
Caffeine, diet and stimuli like TV can disrupt sleep, leading to stress and health concerns.
Ascension Michigan
Ascension Michigan understands the importance of racial equity and representation in health care.
Ascension Michigan
African Americans are more likely to have preexisting conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity, putting them at a higher risk of complications from the coronavirus.
Ascension Michigan
Fibroids – especially cumbersome in Black women – can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods, bleeding between periods, pelvic pain and back pain.
sexually transmitted diseases
Symptoms vary but may include painful urination, lower abdominal pain or pain during sex.
Ascension Michigan
Obesity, diabetes and hypertension – all ailments that disproportionately affect the black community – have strong family ties.
Pap smear
Dr. Simisola Caxton-Idowu says young women should begin regular Pap testing at age 21.
Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding benefits mom and baby, but compared to the national average, fewer black women are even giving it a go.

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