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Oral Health + Arthritis

In the last several years, there has been a focus on the association of oral health and the connection with arthritis and autoimmune diseases. There is a link between gum and mouth inflammation and the body’s overall health. Mouth bacteria can enter the circulatory system and mouth inflammation can exacerbate cardiovascular disease, pulmonary, and kidney diseases.  Sometimes Read More…


STRESS EATING

Stress is the body’s response to threatening and harmful scenarios.  When human beings are stressed there is a signal from our brains (at the hypothalamus) that triggers a release of stress hormones, specifically cortisol. Stress can directly have a correlation with our appetites. Sometimes this “stress signal” can direct the individual to crave certain foods that Read More…


Post-Partum Pain Awareness

Physical pain can be debilitating and limit the body’s mobility.  But we also know how much mental anguish or pain can affect the body. We know that Black women in general struggle to make the time to take care of themselves in addition to taking care of their loved ones.  The ability to seek help Read More…


DISPARITIES IN MATERNAL HEALTH

Many individuals, particularly females in the Black community have a distrust in the existing healthcare system because of the chronic history of racial discrimination and prejudice in the political and healthcare systems.   This issue of implicit bias that exists in healthcare is especially worrisome in women’s gynecological and maternal health.  If the patient feels that Read More…


Dream With Ambition

Never give up hope… All the girls around the world now know that they can break glass ceilings, achieve what looks like to be the impossible. All the mothers now know that like Shyamala Gopalan Harris, that if we believe in our girls and deeply in the ideals of what America stands for, a moment Read More…


Working To Live

Growing up, I remember my father who is an OBGYN working a lot. I knew he wanted to provide a good life for his family and offer his children opportunities he didn’t have during his childhood and adulthood. He really loved working and teaching at the hospital and at clinic and spent countless hours being Read More…