Think Pink & Purple
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Think Pink & Purple

E. Clare Stewart is graduate of Fisk University and Meharry Medical College School of Graduate Studies and Research. She currently serves as the Community Coordinator for the HBCU Wellness Project at Fisk University. Follow her on twitter at @EClareStewart. October brings us rich oranges, golden yellows, dark reds, soothing browns and all things pink. Throughout … Continue reading

Health & Wellness / Wellness Wednesdays / Xavier University of Louisiana

Childhood Obesity: It’s A Family Affair

In 2008, more than one-third of children and adolescents, nearly 23 million, were overweight or obese. Obesity rates have tripled over the past thirty years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The percentage of obese children ages 6-11 increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. A similar increase was … Continue reading

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The Top Five Reasons To Eat More Fruits and Veggies

 It is recommended individuals eat a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Fruit and vegetable consumption depends on age, gender, weight and activity level, to find out what is recommended for you, visit, Choose My Plate. 5. Vitamins and Minerals. Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients designed to keep you healthy. … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Builds Children, Families and Communities

 Jamila H. Tyrrell, a Chicago native, is a loving wife and the proud mother of five children. She prides herself on being a professional volunteer. Tyrrell received her B.S. in Africana Studies from Tennessee State University and she will receive her MBA from the University of Phoenix in December 2012. Editor’s Note: Breastfeeding is promoted by healthcare providers, breastfeeding advocates and mothers … Continue reading

Five Health Tips For College Students
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Five Health Tips For College Students

Stressed. Hungry. Tired. Penniless. Yes, this is the plight of the typical college student and adopting a healthy lifestyle isn’t a priority. Remember, as you are sharpening your mind for the future, don’t leave your body behind. A healthy diet and exercise can help you perfom better as a student and improve your overall quality of life. … Continue reading

Health & Wellness / Wellness Wednesdays / Xavier University of Louisiana

Q & A with Kaleb “Coach KJ” Hill: Health Matters

Kaleb “Coach KJ” Hill is the CEO and founder of FitnessFleet, a health and wellness company. For more information, visit FitnessFleet online and on Twitter. Follow Kaleb at CoachKJMD2Be. HBCUstory: How did your personal fitness journey begin? Kaleb J. Hill: My family has a history of chronic illness and I was determined to exclude it from my legacy. At … Continue reading

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Q & A with Robert Taylor: A Place Where Fathers Matter

Robert Taylor is the Program Manager of The New Life Program at the Metro Public Health Department, Nashville, TN . The New Life Program, a fatherhood initiative, is funded for three years by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. Taylor earned his bachelor’s degree from Fisk University and his … Continue reading

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Howard Health Sciences: From Freedmen’s Hospital to Global Healthcare Leader

E. Clare Stewart is graduate of Fisk University and Meharry Medical College, School of Graduate Studies and Research. She currently serves as the Community Coordinator for the HBCU Wellness Project at Fisk University. Follow her on twitter at @EClareStewart. What a field of honorable toil is here! How limitless its opportunities for good! How worthy … Continue reading

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Meharry’s Salt Wagon Promise: The HBCUstory of Our Black Health Science Centers

E. Clare Stewart is graduate of Fisk University and Meharry Medical College, School of Graduate Studies and Research. She currently serves as the Community Coordinator for the HBCU Wellness Project at Fisk University. Follow her on twitter at @EClareStewart. Meharry Medical College is the fulfillment of a promise, repaying an act of kindness. In the early 1800s, Samuel … Continue reading