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Social stigmas around mental health need to stop

By Anthony Parlogean | December 1, 2019

Words like crazy, mad, insane and feeble-minded may come up when thinking about mental illness. Whether they are antiquated or in present-day vernacular, negative sounding words like these are linked to the social stigma surrounding mental health. To...

Fit Facts: Don’t be timid of eating foods with saturated fat

By Blake Glosson | December 1, 2014

Although saturated fat is frequently accused of being unhealthy, evidence is beginning to demonstrate that this blame might be unmerited.The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans says people should consume less than 10 percent of calories from saturated...

‘Red’ event brings local awareness to heart disease

By Lark Lewis | September 5, 2013

After two years of gusty winds and cold temperatures, the third time proved the charm with weather for DeKalb’s Girls Night Out on Wednesday.Local businesses sponsored the event, which raised money for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women...