NMA's HealthyLiving

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Generation XXL: more children of color are overweight, but their parents may be blind to it, endangering their children's health.
June 22, 2008 ... [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] My pediatrician's words weren't at all pretty--or appreciated. "Her BMI," she said of our then-5-year-old daughter Mari, "is at the 95th percentile, which makes her just shy of clinically obese." She'll need more...

Strive for a healthier lifestyle.(President's Letter)(Brief article)
June 22, 2008 ... Preventive measures, such as moderate walking three times a week, can significantly move people towards a healthier lifestyle. Additionally, there are other proven measures that can detect disease or give a "heads on potential problems. ...

Can a mammogram predict your stroke risk?(Health News)
June 22, 2008 ... African-American women may soon have added reason to schedule their yearly mammograms. According to a recent study, the test, considered the gold standard for detecting breast cancer, may also help fend off another leading killer of...

The kindest cut.(Health News)(Report)
June 22, 2008 ... Twenty years ago, D.J. Griffin cried when doctors snipped the foreskin from the penis of her infant son. Today, her son is a hip-hop loving, sexually active college student in an age of AIDS--and the mom, from Richmond, VA, is relieved to...

Hey doc, meet me online.(Health News)(Brief article)
June 22, 2008 ... Going to the doctor may have just gotten easier as in you don't go. Aetna, the largest insurer in the nation, and Cigna recently agreed to reimburse doctors for online visits. Other insurers are expected to do the same. What is an online...