Five Things Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer 1. Can prostate cancer be prevented? Cancer is largely a preventable illness based on lifestyle choices. Several large studies have been conducted to examine the relationship between dietary factors and the development of prostate cancer. The results of some of these studies have indicated that increased… Read More Get Your Prostate Checked Men
Living with Sickle Cell What is Sickle Cell? Sickle cell disease is an inherited life-threatening blood disorder that affects the red blood cells. These sickled cells carry less oxygen to parts of the body and when these misshaped cells are clumped together causes pain crisis. It affects African Americans, Hispanics, and many more ethnic groups. Sickle cell disease… Read More Sickle Cell Month
My mind is collapsing into the wells of danger as the graves of my words challenge me for tomorrow. The ammunition of the day collides with the flesh of the night and the tears of a mother are heard beyond eternity. Hostile voices of ghetto life are being cultivated into the outline arenas of bloodstain… Read More STREETS OF LIFE
I was introduced to Maurice “Mo” Moore by our mutual friend Melinda Taylor. I was excited to speak with him because I love movies and television. So we sat down and spoke about his career as an actor, writer/producer and teacher. UM: Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with me.… Read More Meet Maurice Moore Lights. Camera. Action.
Did you know it is the leading cause of Blindness for Black people? January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a complicated disease in which damage to the optic nerve leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. After cataracts, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in African Americans. Half of those with glaucoma don’t know… Read More Do You Have Glaucoma?
Sports is known as a way for men to bond and get together. Darrell Barnett has taken that idea a step further. He is using basketball to reach Black men and improve their health. Barnett is with the Public Health Department Health Equity Unit. I heard about and had to share information about this great… Read More Check. Change. Control.
What is Breast Cancer? Breast cancer occurs when cells in the breast divide and grow without their normal control. Tumors in the breast tend to grow slowly. By the time a lump is large enough to feel, it may have been growing for as long as 10 years. Warning Signs A lump or thickening in… Read More Ujima Magazine Remembers Breast Cancer Awareness Month