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Sugar: The Unsweetened Truth

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by Beccastone Editorial

“Too much sugar does not just make us fat; it can also make us sick.”  That’s the message of  a recent medical journal article saying that sugar is more than just “empty calories”; overconsumption by itself can lead to higher risk of chronic disease such as heart disease, diabetes and liver disease.

The article suggests that fewer than …

Interview with Dr. Bethanne Moore on Your Child’s Mental Health

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by Beccastone Editorial

Dr. Bethanne Moore sits down with Beccastone to discuss mental health issues for children in the Black community.

Beccastone: Do you find that there is a reluctance in the Black community to acknowledge and seek help for mental health problems?

Dr. Bethanne Moore: In some ways people are becoming more accepting of the whole issue of …

Tooth Talk With Dr. Battle

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by Beccastone Editorial

Recent press stories have reported that dentists are seeing increasing numbers of very young children, including toddlers in some cases, with a mouthful of cavities. Beccastone asked Contributor Dr. Michael Battle, a practicing dentist with offices in Charlotte and High Point, North Carolina, to comment on how this happens and suggest some preventative measures.

Q: Have …

CONVERSATION WITH DR. CARL M. REDDIX

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by Beccastone Editorial

Beccastone sat down with Dr. Carl M. Reddix to discuss issues related to teen reproductive health. These issues are particularly important to consider as teens head off to school and college. Dr. Carl Reddix practices obstetrics and gynecology with The Reddix Medical Group in Jackson, MS. Dr. Carl Reddix is a graduate of Tougaloo College …

Everyday Actions Help Combat Childhood Obesity

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by Stephanie Phillipps

The statistics about obesity in America are grim. Recently, an important government report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) warned about the grave public health problems associated with rising obesity rates among adults and children and recommended that our nation take collective action now. The report called on industry groups, businesses, schools, health care providers …

Hair Care

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by Pholesha Johnson

When I had my own little girl I just couldn’t wait for her hair to sprout, not ever thinking she would be almost completely bald until she was a little over a year. Fast forward a few years, after a slow start, she now has a head full of thick hair that continues to change …