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Equality In Healthcare

This week, the U.S. celebrated the 27th Annual MLK Observance Day. As we enjoyed our day home from work and made our way to the annual parades many of us examined the progress of Martin Luther King’s dream. Although, it is evident that the current laws prohibit racial discrimination, individuals are still facing institutionalized discrimination through various mediums including health care.

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Nutrition In 2013: Setting Goals & Keeping Them

With the new year comes New Year’s Resolutions. Studies find that 80% of people who make a New Year’s Resolution do not follow through with their goals. American Psychological Association found that willpower was the top reason people cited for failing to make positive changes.

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Employee Of The Month: Mika Sam-Cooper

“I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can.” We all know this infamous line from “The Little Engine That Could” story and by all accounts represents the tireless work ethic of Ms. Mika Sam-Cooper, the Chief Operating Officer. Over the past decade, Mika has brought a wealth […]

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We Are All Cognitive Misers With A Sugar Overload

By Connie Villasmil St. Hope Foundation The term “Cognitive Miser” was coined by Fiske and Taylor (1984) to refer to the general idea that individuals frequently rely on simple and time efficient strategies when evaluating information and making decisions. It is much easier to rationally and objectively evaluate new information if we already have preset […]

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Employee Of The Month: Rashaan Nowell

Since joining the BRO IV LIFE team nearly two years ago, Rashaan has steadily blossomed within the organization. As the program coordinator, Rashaan serves as a team leader on the prevention team and enjoys facilitating the Defend Yourself! (Dup!) intervention.

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Recognizing Symptoms Of Diabetes

Some people who are diagnosed with diabetes haven’t experienced any diabetes symptoms — their diabetes was diagnosed from the results of a simple blood test. Many people, however, may notice one or more diabetes warning signs.

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