Healthy Matters

Living a healthier lifestyle today can help you enjoy a happier future. Check back often for news and videos to make aging more rewarding.

February 22, 2017

Not only is Dr. Jemison the first Black Female astronaut in NASA history but an accomplished medical doctor. After earning her M.D. at Cornell University in 1981, she went on to research various vaccines in…

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February 20, 2017

Dr. Charles Drew was an African-American surgeon who pioneered methods of storing blood plasma for transfusion and organized the first large-scale blood bank in the U.S. The beginning of World War II prompted for a…

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February 16, 2017

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful open-heart surgery in 1893 and founded the first black-owned hospital in America, Provident Hospital and Training School for Nurses, in 1891.  

February 10, 2017

Did you know that Cardiovascular disease kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds in the U.S.? It is important to know your numbers. Speak with your physician about your BMI(Body Mass index), blood pressure, cholesterol, and…

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February 1, 2017

    Click play to check out Harvesting Happiness’ Podcast, as Dr. Sharon Bergquist discusses: Diseases commonly associated with ageing and how to prevent them Why being too cheerful isn’t good for your health What…

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January 19, 2017

A new year. A new you. Clearly defining and writing down your goals is critical in setting realistic, smart new year’s resolutions. Studies show people who write down their goals accomplish significantly more than those…

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