Women’s Health

Serena Williams, the world’s number one female tennis player still, made a temporary career change recently and became the guest editor of ESSENCE’s July 2013 “Body Issue.” Williams also graces the cover wearing an ultra-sexy, aqua blue swimsuit and hoop earrings (to add just a pinch of flavor). Check it out below… “I feel lighter, I feel healthier, […]

The push-up is an incredible tool to help you get in great physical shape; that’s why it’s used in almost every gym in America. With all the scientific evidence pointing to mindfulness meditation, the practice is literally becoming America’s next push-up for the brain. Here are 10 reasons why you should do the practice. 1. […]

We’ve all heard and seen shining examples of the age-old adage, “black don’t crack.” Thanks to good genes, lots of ultraviolet ray-shielding melanin, natural oils and some say the grace of God — many black folk enjoy a youthful appearance way past the age others start to experience winkles, age spots and sagging skin. Well, that notion […]

Sick of feeling sluggish, tired, and bloated? Want to get that hot bod into pristine shape? Well, a detox might be for you, says author and chef Candice Kumai. 

If you’re not ready to fully commit to a detox yet, you can still try to modify your diet to help. Try cutting carbs, alcohol, dairy, sugar, […]

Working Divas, you have to look fab during all seasons! Keep your skin radiant like a July summer day during the fall with these simple tips: 1. If you don’t have the cash for some pamper time at a nearby spa, you can do it at home! Ginseng or green tea masks are great for […]

African Americans are two times more likely to be diagnosed with the disease than whites. Today is Alzheimer’s Action Day and Beth Kallmyer of the Alzheimer’s Association wants to educate and inspire you to join the fight against this disease. September is officially observed as World Alzheimer’s Month. There are over five million Americans living […]

If you feel like your diet is missing something, you might be right. Add our expert-approved, eat-right picks to stay lean, healthy and strong. Brussel Sprouts: The Cancer Fighter: Don’t let brussels sprouts’ signature scent turn you off. Eating them every few weeks could help greatly reduce the chances of colon cancer. Bonus: They’re packed with […]

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Black women make up 60 percent of all new infections among women, most acquiring the disease through heterosexual contact. And while HIV education and awareness campaigns focus on Black women ages 18 to 34, women in their 40s and beyond are not always getting the message of praticing safer […]

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, 47 million women will have access to the preventive services they need. We all know that women and men face unique health risks and benefit from different preventive services. For too long, too many women have gone without these services due to out-of-pocket costs or lack of coverage. Under the […]

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and […]

Janet Jackson is looking absolutely wonderful in her new skin. How the battle between who has the best weight-loss endorsement and overall body change is rages on. Some say Janet looks best others say Jennifer looks best… I say Charles Barkley looks best….. LOL Take a look and decide for yourself. CLICK HERE TO BE […]

I know you’re not gonna believe this but it’s true. Remember when your parents would say “Take your hands out of your mouth”?  Well they may have been a good reason why some little kids just can’t do it. The disease is called Lesch Nyhan Syndrome. Most people have never even heard of such a thing…………………… […]