About Whitney Greer

The news that many black women battle with their weight is not new. According to the CDC, four out of five black women continue to be overweight or obese. But why? There have been many attempts to define the exact cause of the dilemma, and hair has always been mentioned as a major factor. But […]

Summertime is a great time to accentuate your natural beauty. But which products should you be using? Bronzer Summer beauty is all about obtaining a natural glow, and bronzer can help achieve it. To perfect a sun-kissed look, use either cream or powder bronzer and a brush: apply across your hairline, the hollows of your […]

“How do I get rid of this belly fat?” This is easily one of the most common weight loss questions out there. In addition to not making you feel as fit as you’d like to be, belly fat has been linked to various health conditions, particularly heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Is […]

Did you know that there are different types of body fat? According to a new study published in the journal Diabetes, people with higher levels of brown fat have a reduced risk for obesity and diabetes. But…what exactly is brown fat? According to WebMD, scientists have found that lean people tend to have more brown […]

Pools and summertime are the best of friends. But experts are stressing the importance of controlling a potentially dangerous health risk – drinking the pool water. It’s very common for people, especially children, to get water in their mouths. Although swallowing a small amount of pool water has been deemed harmless by doctors, it’s important […]

According to a new study, shift workers may be at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. The people particularly at risk? Men. Also at special risk are shift workers who don’t work on a set schedule, with shifts moving around at various times of the day. The study, which was published in Occupational & Environmental Medicine […]

Experts say that breakfast is an important meal – it jump starts your metabolism, gives you energy, and helps you stay on a healthier track and eat smarter throughout the day. But, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group, a health research and advocacy organization, fortified breakfast cereals may provide unhealthy amounts […]

According to the American Heart Association, more than 40 percent of blacks have high blood pressure (HBP).Though doctors aren’t 100% sure why this is, they believe it may be linked to African Americans also having higher rates of obesity and diabetes. Researchers have also found that there may be a gene that makes African-Americans much […]

Packaged fresh fruit sold at select stores, including Costco, BJ’s, Trader Joe’s, has been recalled due to a possible listeria contamination threat, according to HealthDay. The voluntary recall includes peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots — apricot-plum hybrids — packaged between June 1 and July 12 by Wawona Packing Co. “Because we do not know the locations […]

A new study is weighing-in on the ongoing debate about the health risks of bicycle riding for men. Researchers have found that cyclists who bike more may face a higher risk of prostate cancer. Previous research has also suggested that bike riding for more than three hours a week boosts the risk of mild to moderate […]

From hands to hair to clothes to food, keeping things as clean as possible is a very basic, and very essential, part of staying healthy. But do you really know the what’s, how’s and how often’s of cleaning up? How Often Should You Wash…Your Face? Dirt, oil, sweat, makeup and bacteria can prevent your skin […]

According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is often though of as a single disease. However, it’s actually an umbrella term used for a group of more than 100 medical conditions. One of the most well known of these conditions is rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system mistakenly […]