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The Mental Health Trauma of the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

Inequality is rampant throughout the health care system: Women of color are more likely to die of breast cancer, heart disease, and COVID-19, and more likely to report chronic, severe anxiety. There are many reasons—gaps in biomedical research, deliberate discrimination and racism, lack of resources, lack of empathy—all of which come to a head when a Black woman gets pregnant. Black women in the United States are three to five times more likely to die from pregnancy or postpartum issues than white women, a maternal mortality crisis that cannot be ignored. In Glamour’s Black Maternal Health series, we’re sharing these stories—and solutions.

Freedom Smith was scared to scream during childbirth. She was a 21-year-old single mother-to-be with no insurance, no family support, and no stable prenatal care, and the words of the staff in the maternity ward had weighed heavily on her mind. “I had a

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Bee-keeping initiative at SBH Health and Wellness looks to bring

Over 150 pounds of Bronx-made honey was collected by beekeepers at the SBH Health and Wellness Center in Tremont, as part of a new program with St. Barnabas Hospital.

Bee-haven is creating locally sourced honey from the Bronx on the rooftop of SBH Health and Wellness Center.

“We’ve already gotten about 150 pounds of honey off of these four beehives,” says Eric Hanan, a beekeeper at Bee-Haven.

The bee-keeping initiative is all a part of the larger program to bring healthier lifestyle and options to the Bronx.

“It’s an innovative project that’s mission is to transform the health of the Bronx. The Bronx usually finishes in 62nd, in last place, when it comes to health outcomes. So, this is really a project where we’re trying to keep people healthy as opposed to just helping them when they get sick,” says Steven Clark, director of marketing/communications at SBH Health System.


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Amazon Gets Into Health Tracking, Challenging Apple, Fitbit

(Bloomberg) — Inc. introduced a wearable fitness gadget called the Halo Band, entering the market for health monitoring devices dominated by Apple Inc. and Fitbit Inc.


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The wrist band uses what Amazon describes as artificial intelligence software to monitor a range of personal wellness metrics, from physical activity to sleep and even mood. The device’s features include 3D scans for body fat and voice-tone detection to analyze emotion. The related Halo service will come with an app, and users will be able to connect their accounts to third-party programs to further monitor weight and health.

Amazon started a gadget business with its Kindle e-readers more than a decade ago. Today the company is among the largest sellers of consumer electronics in the U.S., led by Echo smart speakers and Fire TV streaming devices. Much of that unit’s activity in recent years has been geared toward expanding the

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Driscoll’s life dedicated to health and wellness | Business

Merritt Driscoll’s position as executive director of Blue Zones is a product of two major life events that shaped her view of health and wellness.

When she was 10 years old, Driscoll’s father, a smoker, died from lung cancer. Despite her young age, Driscoll found empathy and understanding for how behavior can impact overall health.

“As I grew up … it just helped me realize the importance that our behaviors have on our health and our longevity,” she said. “If my father hadn’t smoked, he might still be alive today.”

Years later, Driscoll was in a terrible car crash while in college. She broke 11 bones and had to relearn how to walk and feed herself. Recovery was hard, but it made her thankful to be alive.

“From that I became so grateful, I just learned this gratitude for life,” she said. “From that experience, I had this passion to

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Global Functional Foods and Drinks Market Outlook 2020-2027: Health & Wellness Trend Catalyzes Growth of Global Functional Foods & Drinks Market

Dublin, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Functional Foods and Drinks – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to’s offering.

It is a massive opportunity in a healthcare crisis for Functional Foods and Drinks, as all focus shifts towards boosting the immunity in fighting the disease in the absence of known cure and treatment. The global market is projected to reach a revised size of US$229. 1 billion by 2027. While rising focus on healthy diets with disease-preventing, longevity-increasing, and health-promoting functional nutrients has always been a key growth driver, the current pandemic has catalyzed the trend further.

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the focus on boosting the immune system to fight infectious diseases. With more pandemics expected to follow coupled with climate change and nutrient depletion in food staples, functional food is emerging as the best strategy to tackle nutrition related immune system compromises.

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We Asked People How the Pandemic Has Changed Their Approach to Health and Wellness

This research is powered by the VICE Media Group audience. Using our websites and social channels, we invited the VICE, Refinery29, and i-D audiences to take an online survey in June 2020. We spoke to more than 4,000 people in more than 30 countries around the world. The majority of respondents were 16 to 39 years old.

How do you take care of your health and wellness during something so new and uncertain as a global pandemic? We asked readers of VICE Media properties around the world this very question. We found that in the midst of this global crisis, people are more concerned than ever with all elements of their health and wellness, with a doubling-down of priorities around emotional health in particular. Responses to our survey suggest that people are turning to simple, incremental ways to take care of their mental, physical, and medical health—methods that are within

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Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation and WCMH-TV/NBC4 donate $25,000 to the African American Male Wellness Agency of Columbus, Ohio

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IRVING, TX  and COLUMBUS, OH  (Aug. 8, 2020) – The Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation announced today it will donate $25,000 to the African American Male Wellness Agency, on behalf of WCMH-TV/NBC4, the Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc., television station serving the Columbus, OH, area (DMA #34).  The donation will support the Columbus chapter’s “African American Male Wellness Walk,” taking place on Saturday, August 8.    

The African American Male Wellness Agency’s mission is to promote awareness among Black men and their families regarding the increased risk they face for such preventable diseases as diabetes, asthma, heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, and high blood pressure.  With events year-round focusing on mental wellness, financial wellness, the state of health wellness of African American Males, the organization conducts health screenings, educational seminars, children’s walks, community outreach, fitness sessions and

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation And Actor Harry Lennix Challenge Americans To “Eat It To Beat It” During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) challenges Americans to show their support for men affected by prostate cancer by taking a simple challenge to eat 30 healthy foods during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in September. Actor and PCF celebrity ambassador Harry Lennix joins PCF’s “Eat It to Beat It” campaign, a national effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer and show that making healthy lifestyle choices can have a meaningful impact in potentially reducing risk and improving outcomes.” data-reactid=”13″LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) challenges Americans

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How to eat when you have diabetes?

Healthy eating will help to prevent, control, and possibly reverse diabetes. People with diabetes have a higher risk of heart disease and mental health disorders. Many cases of type 2 diabetes can be reversed. Trying to correct diabetes should have you eating a balanced diet that boosts energy and improves your mood.

To correct diabetes, one should pay attention to food choices, most notably, carbohydrates. By eating healthier, being physically active, and trying to lose weight, one can reduce the symptoms of diabetes or reverse it.

There are so many myths concerning diabetes that includes you: not eating carbohydrates at all, avoiding sugar at all costs, needing a special diabetic meal, needing to eat a high protein diet, and others. The principles of healthy eating applying to non-diabetic patients are the same with diabetic patients. You do not need to avoid your favorite treats as a person with diabetes. All … Read More


Outdoor Health And Wellness Classes Re-Launched In City Of Canton

August 13, 2020

Canton Leisure Services will kick off its outdoor programming lineup by offering an assortment of fitness classes starting August 17, 2020. Participants can choose from a variety of classes, including: Yoga; Cardio & Core; Zumba; Plyometric Sculpt; Total Body; Circuit Training; Bootcamp; Cycle; and more!

Each 55-minute class will be held at either the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located behind the Summit on the Park at 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton, MI, or the Summit on the Park Community Courtyard, located in the Summit’s west parking lot; weather permitting.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide some of our most popular fitness classes in an outdoor environment,” stated Health and Wellness Specialist Jennifer Franz. “All of these programs have been developed to allow for safe physical distancing, with smaller class sizes, and other important safety protocols which include equipment sanitizing procedures, and more.”

Fees are just $5

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