Holding Down Our Men: The Top 10 Ways Black Women Can Uplift Black Men
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! Throughout history, black women have always been a source of stability and support for our men. We are mothers, wives, grandmothers, aunts, sisters. From us comes life and it’s in our nature to birth hope and promise in the lives of our men. I believe every black man has a story about how his grandmother or wife “held him down” or “soldiered up” in an effort to make and keep him great. We often support our men with pride but often, mainstream media doesn’t highlight this story, only the glory. We in The Exam Room got a chance to speak with Carlos King, Executive ..read more
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Breast Cancer: Top 7 Things You Can Do With Nurse Alice
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.  Unfortunately of that population, African American women are more likely to die from breast cancer than other ethnicities largely due to late detection. With statistics like this, we must be aware of breast cancer and what we can do to minimize our risk as well as detect early.   Here at The Exam Room with Nurse Alice, we had the pleasure of talking to Ananda Lewis, Former BET & MTV Host and Cancer Warrior. Click HERE to see ..read more
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Things You Should Know About the Flu: Fact or Fiction?
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! As we enter flu season coinciding with Covid-19 cases continuing to surge, many health officials are concerned of a possible “Twindemic.” And this is why it’s so important to double down on precautionary measures to prevent the spread of both viruses and clarify any confusion or myths about the two. Below are some common facts and fictions you should know about Covid-19 and the flu. More people have died of Covid-19 than the flu? FACT The flu is very contagious, just like COVID-19, and can lead to illness and even death if not taken seriously, which is why ther ..read more
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What is Sports Psychology?
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! According to the American psychological association, Sport psychology is a proficiency that uses psychological knowledge and skills to address optimal performance and well-being of athletes, developmental and social aspects of sports participation, and systemic issues associated with sports settings and organizations.  Brittney Reese, Olympic Gold Medalist, 7x World Champion Track & Field star stopped by The Exam Room to discuss how she’s preparing for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, the importance of Sports Psychology, juggling being a single mom of her 13-yea ..read more
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What You Need To Know About Strokes
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! According to the American Stroke Association, a stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident, is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts, preventing blood (and oxygen) flow.  It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. Yet 80% of strokes can be prevented. There are two major forms of stroke. An ischemic stroke is related to a blood clot and requires restoring the blood f ..read more
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Is it a cold? Is it the flu? Is it COVID? What do I do?
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! Distinguishing between the common cold and flu has always been challenging. Now with the addition of COVID, it has become even more difficult. Let’s discuss the distinctions between the three and, more importantly, how to prevent them. The common cold, influenza (flu), and COVID-19 are all upper respiratory viral illnesses and, therefore, share many of the same characteristics – including cough, congestion, headache, fever, body aches, fatigue, etc…. Though there is always an exception, colds typically have a slower onset and lower fever trend than flu, which usu ..read more
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Prostate Cancer: Signs & Screening
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The prostate gland, which is about the size of a walnut, sits between the bladder and the rectum and partially surrounds the urethra (the tube which carries urine from the bladder) and its main function is to produce and store a clear fluid which makes up about thirty percent of male semen. It is important for men to understand the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer and how to prevent it. The average age at which diagnosis is made in the Unite ..read more
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7 Tips to Healing from Infidelity: Tackling The Mental And Physical Health Consequences Of A Broken Heart
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! Let’s take a closer look at cheating. The Exam Room had the pleasure of speaking with Peter Pankey aka Peter Gunz, TV Host of Cheaters. This show has helped countless individuals that suspected cheating find the truth that they need. Though for years we have watched this show as a form of entertainment, it exposes the raw emotions associated with the moment the cheating is exposed. Everyone handles cheating differently. You may decide to hibernate for weeks, while stewing about your partner’s act of infidelity. Or, you may choose to ignore the news and continue o ..read more
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Lower Your Risk Of Cancer Through Your Diet with Nurse Alice
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! When you think about preventing cancer, quitting smoking is probably the first thing that comes to mind. In reality, there are many lifestyle choices you can make that affect your risk.   At “The Exam Room with Nurse Alice” we had an opportunity to speak with Hill Harper, Actor, Dr. Andrews on ABC’s “The Good Doctor,” NY Times Bestselling, Author & Philanthropist. He talks with us about the Season 4 premiere of The Good Doctor, his cancer health scare, philanthropist work through his Manifest Your Destiny Foundation. and also explains why voting is so im ..read more
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Mental Health: Depression In The African American Community
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by Nurse Alice
1y ago
Follow, Share, and Enjoy! According to the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, the prevalence of depression among African American men ranges from 5% to 10%[i]. Though they face many risk factors, their use of mental health services is low. Why is this?   Here at The Exam Room with Nurse Alice, we had a chance to catch up with Royce Da 5’9, Grammy-award-winning rapper. We discuss his launch of The Ryan Montgomery Foundation which seeks to assist those in need of mental health care. Click HERE to catch his interview.   So, why are mental health issues, specifically depression, p ..read more
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