The Miracle

The Miracle

Health and Wellness
by Martii Peeples Luther Vandross has a song called, Miracles Happen. And when you come to know Maurice Brown, this title perfectly fits his journey. Maurice was born 23 years ago and his mother’s pregnancy was plagued with health issues. After Maurice turned a year old, he started showing signs there may be something wrong, but his father was against going to the hospital. His parents thought it was a minor issue which would correct itself, but Maurice suffered a stroke at a young age. [caption id="attachment_2583" align="aligncenter" width="300"] photo by Martii Peeples/Family[/caption]   This stroke left him with severe brain damage. He was on oxygen twenty-four hours a day. The doctors tried to persuade his mother to put Maurice in a home. Katrina, couldn’t do that to her son,…
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The Heart of the Matter: Keeping Your Heart Healthy by Focusing on What Matters Most

Health and Wellness, Life & Community
What is the leading cause of death among Americans today? Heart disease. It takes the lives of far too many people in this country, depriving families and communities of someone they love. Losing a father, a mother, a wife, a friend, or a neighbor to a heart attack or stroke is more than just heart disease—it is heartbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages us to “fight back” against heart disease and stroke, but as a public health expert and holistic healer, I’d like to offer a different approach. Why not reframe the conversation to focus on the “heart of the matter” and empower people to make heart healthy choices? Heart Healthy Choices: Focus on the ABCDES The ABCDES are six healthy choices you can make to…
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