Dear Daughters, At some time, most of us have experienced that initial bliss we feel when we have hit it off with someone new. With the exchange of glances, the racing heart and the hope that maybe this is "the one," we can easily lose ourselves in a whirlwind romance. While listening to our hearts … Continue reading
Dear Daughters, To avoid being an easy target for criminal activity, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings. Although anyone can become a victim of crime, you can greatly reduce your chances by considering the following information and safety tips. Types of Crime The Need for Awareness Crime Statistics Personal Safety … Continue reading Improving Your Personal Safety Awareness Skills
Dear Daughters, Emergency contraception can help keep you from getting pregnant if you had sex without using birth control or if your birth control method did not work. Emergency contraception is also called the "morning after pill." But you do not need to wait until the morning after unprotected sex to take it. There are … Continue reading Emergency Contraception
Dear Daughters, Sexual assault is any type of forced or coerced sexual contact or behavior that happens without consent. Sexual assault includes rape and attempted rape, child molestation, and sexual harassment or threats. In the United States, nearly one in five women has been raped and almost half of women have experienced another type of … Continue reading Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Dear Daughters, People with binge eating disorder are at risk of getting sick. Since they usually eat large amounts of fats and sugars, which do not have a lot of vitamins or minerals, they may not be getting the right nutrients. People who have binge eating disorder and who are also obese are at additional … Continue reading What are the complications of binge eating disorder?
Dear Daughters, Debt is a crippling problem for a large percentage of the population in the United States. With the evolution of our economy and the transition to credit purchases, buying with the available money you have in your pocket is outdated, if not impossible. Very few individuals are able to buy a home, car … Continue reading Understanding Debt
Dear Daughters, Eating too much sugar does not cause diabetes. People are at risk if they: Are overweight Do not get enough physical activity Have a parent, sibling or other close relative who has Type 2 diabetes Have a history of cardiovascular disease Have high blood pressure Are American Indian, Alaska Native, African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American … Continue reading What puts someone at risk of diabetes?
Dear Daughters, A number of health concerns significantly affect African Americans, including diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. This article discusses several diseases and medical conditions that are of particular concern to African Americans. HIV and STDs Sickle Cell Disease Heart Disease and Stroke Cancer Environment Resources HIV and STDs In 2016, 44 percent of … Continue reading African American Health Concerns
Dear Daughters, Few things in life are as emotionally difficult to deal with as the breakup of a relationship. Whether someone has broken up with you, you ended the relationship or the decision was mutual, the aftermath can be equally challenging. Taking the time to grieve and recover properly and learning ways to manage … Continue reading Coping with the Break-up of a Relationship
Salt plays a role in high blood pressure. Everyone, including children, should reduce their sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day (about one teaspoon of salt). Adults age 51 and older, African Americans of any age and individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes or chronic kidney disease should further reduce their … Continue reading 10 Tips for Cutting Back on Salt