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‘Health & Wellness’ Archives

Palm Harbor organization helps Ethiopian man with surgery for severe scoliosis

Palm Harbor organization helps Ethiopian man with surgery for severe scoliosis

Yalew Birkie Assefa's spine is curved so badly, it resembles a question mark. His twisted body squeezes his lungs. Doctors say his condition could eventually kill him. But he can't afford the expensive surgery he needs. Three years ago, he began canvassing the street of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he lives, begging for donations. He went [...]

Stroke Awareness

Stroke Awareness

Do you know that as Africans/African-Americans we are twice at risk for first-time stroke than Caucasians?  What is more alarming is that in its report of national data, the American Heart Association found that blacks have higher death rates for stroke compared to whites and the prevalence of high blood [...]

Heat Woes

Heat Woes

With the weather scorching at 100 degrees, some schools were forced to close early this week.  Commuting was anything but fun as some trains had no or minimal air conditioning.  Outside, children took to fire hydrants, finding relief in the cool water as they splashed about.  In [...]

One Click Away From Carpal Tunnel syndrome?

One Click Away From Carpal Tunnel syndrome?

On Selam Retta’s right hand is a scar due to surgery he underwent.  This 20-something year old New York Giants fan did not incur his injury on the football field imitating Michael Strahan but rather during his 9 to 5.  As a Software Engineer, Selam’s duties require him to utilize the mouse excessively and as a result he was [...]

Breast Cancer in the African Community

Breast Cancer in the African Community

In our culture we do not discuss breast cancer.  It is seen as something that is at a distance from us and we think that it doesn’t have a chance of affecting us.  This thinking is not only common within our heritage, but also in most African communities.  One of the unfortunate outcomes of this assumption is that when such a cancer [...]