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Fit to Fight Event Shows the Importance of Cancer Awareness in the Black Community

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Black Truth News was a proud sponsor for the Fit to Fight against Cancer event on Chicago’s south side. The event featured exercise and helpful tips on how to maintain to fight and prevent cancer. Continue reading

What May Happen If You Take Too Much Erectile Dysfunction Medication

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Put this on the list of things not to do to impress your sexual partner: end up as a case report in a medical journal.

Having your story featured in publication may impress your date, but maybe not when the publication is the medical journal Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. But that’s where the story of a 31-year-old man ended up after he made some questionable decisions. First, he bought the liquid form of sildenafil citrate, which is the generic name for the drug Viagra, over the Internet. Then he drank the medication straight from the bottle without measuring how much he was drinking.  Continue reading

What group of people are the most unhealthy?

Open Letter To The Church

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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Nearly one-half of the American population will be obese by 2030 according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The researchers estimate that this will result in an additional $66 billion dollars in health care expenditures, 7.8 million new cases of diabetes, 6.8 million new cases of stroke and heart disease, and 539,000 new cancer diagnoses. Continue reading

Obamacare Still in Limbo

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No immediate ruling has been made to eliminate the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. Following a four hour hearing, U.S District Judge Reed O’ Connor did not make a judgment concerning the matter. President Trump and the GOP party has not been in favor of the ACA and has called it’s injunction unconstitutional. The law instituted by the Obama administration provides health care for 20 million Americans. To read more about this story click here.

4 Sleep Hygiene Tips

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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Sleep….as babies we basked in it. As teenagers we avoided it. As young adults we challenged it and now as grown adults we’re lacking it. With all the research that’s out there on sleep, scientists still technically don’t know why our bodies go into sleep mode. What we do know is what happens when we don’t have sleep and more importantly all the great benefits we get from sleep. Regular restful sleep has been attributed to lowering high blood pressure, reducing the risk for stroke and heart attack, improving the immune system, weight loss, daytime alertness, increased performance and just looking better in general. Who doesn’t want all of that?!?  Continue reading

Study Shows Women Who Breastfeed Have Lower Risk of Having a Stroke, Cancer, and Diabetes

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A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association women who breastfeed their babies are 23 percent less likely to have a stroke. The lead author of the journal, Lisette T. Jacobson also stated, “some studies have reported that breastfeeding may reduce the rates of breast cancer, ovarian cancer and risk of developing Type-2 diabetes in mothers.” To read more about this story click here.

Should I Run or Walk for my Workout?

Walking vs Running

By: Siddiqu The Personal Trainer 

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I get this question a lot. “Should I walk for my workout or run for my workout, Which one is better for you?” Both are natural motions which means you don’t have to teach a baby to walk or to run, it just develops. Which one should you do for your workout depends on the person, the most obvious answer is to do both. There isn’t a better or worse, just different.  Walkers will tell you running is bad for you, runners will tell you walking isn’t really a workout, both are right and both are wrong. Here are three ways to know which you should be doing. Continue reading