Black Women Hair Care 101 - “If We Only Knew”

Long Black HairI was sitting in the hair salon when I heard a hair stylist tell her client, “ I think shoulder length hair is a healthy length for black women.” I was shocked by her comment, wondering what her remark would have been if her client were white.

If we were to learn how to take care of our hair, then we will learn how to love and appreciate our hair.

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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND ??

GMO Corn, “1913, Corn is 100% Farmer Owned. 2013, Corn is 95% Is Corporation Owned; 90% GMOs & Apparently, All Need To Wear HAZ-MAT Suit To Touch It.”No man is an island. That goes collectively for systems, agencies and corporations.

The caption reads: “1913, Corn is 100% Farmer Owned. 2013, Corn is 95% Is Corporation Owned; 90% GMOs & Apparently, All Need To Wear HAZ-MAT Suit To Touch It.”

Frankly, far too much of THIS prompts questions of intervention or lack thereof by such agencies as the Department of Agriculture and Center For Disease Control in terms of appropriateness for human consumption and the apparent lack of cooperative partnership with the Department of Agriculture. Further, if logic follows correctly, I believe the Food & Drug Administration is certified and under the Dept. of Agriculture who approves our food.

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An Impossible Dilemma: Choosing The Best Treatment For a Sick Child (Part I)

Mother and child in waiting roomA two-part study examining the parent-physician relationship regarding treatment in cases of severely and critically ill children.  

 Part I

It is a decision most parents won't have to face but hundreds of thousands of mothers and fathers have to make the gut-wrenching choice in deciding how to treat an ailing child. Parents and attending physicians have to find ways to work together through various treatment options and, looking out for the best interest of the child, come to an agreement on specific terms. The child's survival is not always guaranteed and is sometimes the greatest deterrent to the treatment.

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An Impossible Dilemma: Choosing Treatment For A Sick Child (Part II)

An Impossible Dilemma. Mother with sick childPart Two of a two-part study examining the parent-physician relationship regarding treatment in cases of severely and critically ill children 

Part II

There have been few empirical studies conducted that look at disagreements between health care professionals and parents. One article examined the influence health care providers have on parents in these difficult decisions. The article looked at differences in preferences and the following quotation is contained in the author's thesis.

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Why Is It So Hard To Eat Healthy?

This article originally published in West Orlando News Online.

In today’s society everyone wants the most convenient way for their family to live and there is nothing wrong with that…unless it causes you to become over weight, have health problems or financial issues. I know that most families live very busy lives, between work and taking care of all their other responsibilities, can leave very little time for planning and preparing a home cooked meal 7 days a week.

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