Health & Medicine

“Fifty Shades of Grey” for the Gray-Haired? Believe It!

"ED," "VD" and "AARP"? Sex is happening for the senior sect! Are you getting ready? Valentines' Day is fast approaching, and the movie 'Fifty Shades of Grey' opens this weekend. Love and yes, sexual fantasies are in the air…and not only for the twenty-somethings.

Don't look now, or maybe, yes...envision this: Your middle-aged mother, father, aunts, uncles, even grandparents (maybe even you) are likely still “kickin’ it,” “getting a groove on,” getting “rug burn” or doing the “horizontal mambo.” And that's a good thing. Better than milk, sex does a body good, regardless of one's age.  
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The Black Community Must Cure Its Ills: Restore Intact Families

What is going on in the Black community? Seventy-two percent of Black babies are born to unwed mothers. High school and college graduation rates for Black males are at an all-time low. Black crime is soaring; and young males seemingly can't go to a house party without someone getting shot or killed before the last dance. Much of what is happening in the Black community is absolutely disgraceful, shameful and inexcusable.  
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‘How to Wake Up’ Guides Us Through Joy and Sorrow; My Interview with Author, Toni Bernhard

Toni Bernhard, J.D. enjoyed an active life as a wife, mother, mentor and lawyer—with almost twenty years on the faculty of the School of Law at the University of California, Davis. That was until, in 2001, while on vacation with her husband, she developed an illness that has rendered her mostly housebound and nearly completely bedridden.
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A Spotlight on Minority Mental Health

While May is known as National Mental Health Month, July is dedicated to focusing on the state of mental health in minority communities, which are often overlooked in the national discussion.

I invited J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health (of HHS), to share her thoughts about the state of mental health in minority populations. She also addresses her take on how the Affordable Care Act will impact mental health efforts. She writes:
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