May 27, 2021


5 Organizations That Support Black Women’s Mental Health

5 Organizations That Support Black Women’s Mental Health

Even though May is Mental Health Awareness Month, Black women need to know that their mental health matters — every damn day. Erica Richard, chair and medical director of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Sibley Memorial Hospital shares, “Women are at least twice as likely to experience an episode of major depression as men. And, compared to their Caucasian counterparts, African-American women are only half as likely to seek help.”  The “strong Black woman” trope can leave many Black women feeling that needing help or places of vulnerability will make them weak.

It is the exact

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5 ways to get to the heart of women’s health

As part of National Women’s Health Week, experts at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation are getting to the heart of the matter: cardiovascular disease.

It’s the leading cause of death for women in the Sooner state. But prevention isn’t out of reach, and small changes can add up to longer, healthier life.

Vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins are the tried-and-true Mediterranean diet.

1. Food for thought

“Your gift to your heart is a moderate diet of vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. It’s the tried-and-true Mediterranean diet,” said OMRF Vice President of Research Rodger McEver, M.D., a cardiovascular biologist.

The fare results in lower cholesterol, blood pressure and blood glucose

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Women’s roles on the frontier

My early impressions of the American frontier were shaped by reading Western novels and watching movies and TV shows, which usually portrayed women as either vixens or victims. But the reality was they played a variety of important roles.

Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, WY, was the first woman in the U.S. to vote legally in a general election, in September 1870. The state was also ahead of the pack in granting women the right to sit on a jury, act as a justice of the peace and serve as a bailiff.

Admittedly, it wasn’t so much enlightened thinking that

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Women’s safety needs to be the priority of men

It’s not always easy reflecting on one’s own behaviour. We like to think we’re good guys, but the #MeToo movement’s rise – and women increasingly sharing their stories of bad experiences following the recent death of Sarah Everard – have put men under the microscope. Many men have taken on board practical advice about not walking too closely behind a woman walking on her own or stepping in if it looks like somebody is bothering her – some claiming this never occurred to them before – but as admirable as these epiphanies are, making women feel safe and respected goes

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International Women’s Day 2021: 101 best women-owned brands

Despite the frequent interchangeability of phrases like “women-owned” and “female-founded,” the two terms aren’t always related — a female-founded brand might not be owned by a woman anymore and a presently-women-owned business might not have been founded by a woman. During social-minded instances like International Women’s Day, understanding what each label denotes could mean the difference between supporting a brand that’s actually run by women, or one that happens to have women working within it, for example Proactiv was founded by two female dermatologists is now owned by Nestlé.

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47 percent of

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Women’s heart disease symptoms different than those in men

LUMBERTON — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both women and men.

Learning to recognize symptoms early is of great importance, but it may be challenging for women because their symptoms are different than those in men.

The classical presentation of a heart attack is central chest discomfort lasting a few minutes intermittently. Patients of both genders usually describe crushing, squeezing pain or fullness sensation. However, for women, chest pain may not be as intense or it may not be the most bothersome symptom. Frequently, women complain of pain down the arms, jaw,

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Capitol insurrectionists called Nancy Pelosi’s name in a sing-song way that should make women’s skin crawl

If you cannot stomach reading an entire column about three syllables, you should stop here.

Oh, Naaaaaaancy is a very specific scene from a horror movie. Oh, Nancy is what the protagonist hears when she is hiding in a parking garage, or in a stairwell, or crouched under her desk, or pressed flat on the ground in a damp cornfield. Her terror is played out for entertainment, whether that means a narrow escape or a bloody death.

Oh, Naaaaaaancy is said in a singsongy voice. It is the same voice that a child would use to say, Come out, come

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