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10 Breast Cancer Myths vs. Reality

In this age of an abundance of information, the ability to tell fact from fiction can result in vast differences in quality of life. Caribbean...
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Exercise Can Help Relieve the Mental Fatigue of COVID

In a year like no other, 2020 and its lingering aftereffects forced us to reconsider every aspect of our lives. Yet there was one part...
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Breast Cancer in Caribbean Women: What You Need to Know

What You Need to Know About the #1 Cause of Cancer Deaths Among Caribbean Women There are pink ribbons everywhere around...
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That Healing Kush: The Benefits and Risks of Medical Marijuana

Perceptions of marijuana, a cultural icon of the Jamaican Rastafari faith, are changing. As therapeutic applications become more widely accepted, the medical potential of what...

5 Secret Factors of Weight Gain

Regardless of whether you have just started trying to lose weight or if it has been a continuous theme in your life, I would like...
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Protect Yourself and Others— Get Vaccinated

Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., historian, filmmaker, and intellectual, has recently released an important public service announcement encouraging people in our Black communities to get vaccinated to protect...

Start Prioritizing Radical Self-Care Work With These Easy Steps

“Doing this kind of radical self-care work is sometimes perceived as being selfish only because we have constructed our personal wellness as being somehow outside...

5 Ultimate Island Spa Retreat Escapes

For the most soothing spa escapes on earth, the Caribbean offers rejuvenating choices from penthouse to treehouse, and hot springs, too. Throughout...

Busting 5 Insane Nutrition and Fitness Myths

It is easy to become confused. Scrolling through social media, visiting your favorite websites or chatting with armchair experts exposes you to many nutrition...
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Why Some Caribbean Americans Have Frightening Vaccine Hesitancy

After a year of dealing with a deadly pandemic which has disproportionately affected Black people, you would think we’d embrace something that promises to...

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