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Hood Health 101: Diabetes Ain’t Sweet

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There are three different kinds of diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes. So what’s the difference? Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 Diabetes has a few names. Some people refer to it as Insulin-Dependant Diabetes, Juvenile Diabetes or Early Onset Diabetes. People usually get this type of diabetes before they turn 40 […]

Hood Health 101: New Year, New You

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Yes. A new year is right around the corner. Gym membership will jump like crazy during the month of January and you might not be able to get a spot in on your favorite exercise machine. Traditionally though, by February, the gym is a ghost town and it’s business as usual. Here are some simple […]

Hood Health 101: My Neck And My Back…Handling The Body Aches

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Your neck hurts. Your back hurts. You don’t have a job with heavy lifting. Despite the game they try to run on you, it ain’t all due to age. A lot of it comes from unintended stress that is placed on the neck and back due to lifestyle choices. That job you have may not […]

Hood Health 101: Stress on My Shoulders: How to Re-Up

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We all experience stress on some level and in actuality, stress can be healthy. It can be used as motivation when working under pressure. Too much stress however, can literally harm you…or someone else. Do you ever get to the point where you feel like you just want to give up? Do you ever feel […]

Hood Health 101: Lil Boosie Should Make You Reconsider Health Insurance

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Insurance is just one of those things. We struggle with justifying with paying monthly for something that we aren’t seeing a monthly return from. Many of us also just struggle with adding another bill to our monthly expenses. You start to think, “Hey I’m a safe driver” or “I ain’t sick right now.” When reality […]

Hood Health 101: 12 Steps to Health and Wellness Goals

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Over the past couple of months, I have watched two women post on social media going super hard with their daily workouts. I kept trying to figure out how they were able to find the time and discipline to keep going. Turns out that they were both dissatisfied with their health and wellness and wanted […]

Hood Health 101: “The Pillage” Pill Culture In the U.S.

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In the wake of the continual demonetization of marijuana(despite states opting for its recreational use and advances made in the medical field utilizing it), a true drug crisis has embedded itself in society. Pill abuse is at an all time high. The pills in question are both prescription pills (such as pain relievers) and non-prescription […]

Hood Health 101: Suicidal Thoughts: Depression is Real

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This weekend, a child who attends one of the local high schools in my city commit suicide. It was hard news to hear. Some of her friends and people who knew her said that they would have never expected that from her because she didn’t show any signs of depression; at least from what they […]

Hood Health 101: “You Lack The Vitamins And Minerals…”

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“You lack the vitamins and minerals, irons and the niacin..” “-OC “Times Up” Many people identify taking vitamins with being old, weight lifting or being deficient in some physical area. Truth is that in this modern world, everybody would benefit from taking a good multivitamin. One of the by-products of progress is that there are […]

Hood Health 101: Sucker Punch The Flu

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It’s that time of year. We switch the lingo up where it becomes brick outside. The hawk is waiting for you around every corner. Every pharmacy is pushing the flu shot like red tops and offering some incentive along with it. Come get your flu shots plus get a bundle of coupons. The flu is […]

Hood Health 101: The Beard

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In high school, I made the decision to rock a beard. it wasn’t a fashion statement; I kept getting damn razor bumps. My face would be all feverish, even if I used Magic Shave. So, I grew my beard. This was before the beard was even big thing nationwide. It was before white hipsters latched […]

Loving the Way It Hurts: The Many Faces of Emotional Abuse

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We all know that physical abuse in a relationship can be very damaging, but we don’t often hear how damaging emotional abuse can be as well. Emotional abuse can damage your self-esteem and have you questioning and doubting your own value, worth and abilities. One interesting thing about emotionally abusive relationships is that it can […]

Hood Health 101: “A Better Me 4 Life” 8 Week Challenge

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While Fokis puts the finishing touches on his Upcoming album Underground With Commercial Appeal, which features Guilty Simpson, Skyzoo, Torae, Sadat X, Chi-Ali, Oh-No and more, he is also on a mission to get fit. The Lower East Side emcee/producer has set forth on an 8 week fitness & nutritional challenge titled “A Better Me […]

Hood Health 101: Coconut S.P. Protein Shake Recipe

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What is S.P? This shake is in reflection of this time of year, which is transformation. Spice and pumpkin for one. S.P. also stands for the beloved Sean Price, and who we dedicate this recipe to. He’s one of the latest to pass from a health related illness. Let us be grateful for one of […]

Hood Health 101: Mic Check 1, 2, 1, 2! Check In On Your Community Too!

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This edition of Hood Health deals with the collective issue of keeping everybody in the cipher healthy in all facets The infamous microphone check in Hip Hop is used to make sure that all sound systems are a go so that not one word of the upcoming delivery is wasted. In many worldwide Original communities […]

Hood Health 101: Before You Give Me A Pound Wash Your Hands Please!

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Today for Hood Health 101 we break down the importance of washing your hands routinely Son, when is the last time you washed your filthy hands? Don’t think too hard cause you probably don’t remember. If you had a map though from the last hour of the things that your hands have touched you’d probably […]