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Actress S. Epatha Merkerson Talks Diabetes and Health Advocacy Program

'Type 2 diabetes is also a significant health concern in the African-American community'

Law and Order’s S. Epatha Meckerson brings awareness to focusing on your A1C levels and…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Plus Size Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

Curvy fashion show educates and entertains

Designer: Mad Couture; Image: R Jones; Model Malinda "Yum Yum" Bell
It’s fashion week in…

By Suncear Scretchen

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Reverend Run Pushes for Diabetes Awareness

The Hip-Hop legend continues to bring focus to this deadly disease that greatly affects the black community

Should more celebrities be involved in health awareness like Reverend Run?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Larry Holmes Hospitalized for High Blood Sugar

Former Heavyweight Champion boxer was hospitalized and released after 2 days

When will we learn to take care of ourselves better?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Squinting, eye strain, prescription changes and migraines. These are all common health issues among today's office professionals. 


With about 14 million people ages 12 and older having visual impairment, eye health is one factor that can't be ignored or dismissed. The economic impact of major vision problems alone is telling--- at more than $51 billion, according to the CDC's Vision Health Initiative---causing "a substantial social and economic toll for millions of people including significant suffering, disability, loss of productivity, and diminished quality of life."


Maintaining proper eye care can ensure everyday living --- from home to work --- is that much more manageable. BlackEnterprise.com caught up with entrepreneur and optician Utenzi Miller-Johnson, of New Jersey-based Elegant Eyes, on how to improve and maintain good visual health. ---Janell Hazelwood

Eye Sore: Three Quick Tips to Avoid Behind-the-Desk Strain

Three tips to ensure good eye health beyond the office

Entrepreneur and optician Utenzi Miller-Johnson offers these steps to improve and maintain your eyesight.

By Janell Hazelwood

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Are Black Men More Susceptible to Kidney Disease?

An exploration into the high number of kidney-related incidents in the African American community

Nick Cannon’s recent kidney failure scare raises awareness about the high number of kidney disease…

By Shydel James

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No More Excuses: Managing the Health Crisis

In the battle against obesity and diabetes, Dr. Reed Tuckson says we can win. He’s attacking from all sides

Dr. Reed Tuckson is passionate about diabetes for two reasons: the debilitating physical and financial…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Sugar Ray Leonard Talks ‘Real Steel’ Boxing Gig & Branding After Retirement

The boxing great gets his second wind as a hybrid entrepreneur training Hugh Jackman for latest role

Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel knocked out the competition at the box office but real-life boxer…

By Mia N. Hall

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Preview Our World: Musician & Activist Wyclef Jean

Also: Dr. Bill Releford, "The Barbershop Doctor," helps Black men fight diabetes and hypertension

This week on Our World with Black Enterprise, host Marc Lamont Hill sits down with…

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WATCH: Brand New You – How to Eat Healthy Naturally

What to eat, what to avoid, and when you can simply indulge

What to eat, what to avoid, and when you can simply indulge

By Elayne Fluker

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WATCH: A Brand New You – Living (and Eating) Well with Diabetes

Karen Taylor Bass talks with author and dietician Constance Brown-Riggs about how to be smart and stay healthy

Karen Taylor Bass talks with author and dietician Constance Brown-Riggs about how to be smart…

By Elayne Fluker

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Fighting Diabetes One Cut at a Time

Dr. Bill Releford leads a barbershop-based effort to screen Black men for the potentially deadly disease

Dr. Bill Releford's community outreach is saving lives
Many black men will go years before scheduling…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The Klumps may be funny, but obesity in black families is literally as serious as a heart attack.

Obesity: The Silent Killer

What will it take to get African Americans to stand up and fight this costly epidemic?

Obesity is an epidemic that is killing Americans and costing the health care system $80…

By Dr. Reed V. Tuckson

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Health Institute Launches Diabetes Campaign

Maryland doctor seeks to build awareness in black community

BlackEnterprise.com talked to Dr. Andrea Pennington to learn more about the impact of Type 2…

By Renita Burns

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6 Things You Can Do To Stop Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, a chance to make difference in your community

Through the American Diabetes Association I have been able to reach thousands of individuals with…

By Vanessa Jones Briscoe

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Managing Diabetes

One professional learns that her diabetes diagnosis is not a death sentence, but a disease where she can alter the outcome with proper diet and exercise

Karen Chambers, the director of product development for IMAN Cosmetics in New York City—and an…

By Dale Coachman

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