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10 Ways to Put Your Doctor out of Business, Part 4

This column was written by Dr. Linda D. Bradley, a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic who was raised in the Hough and Lee Harvard neighborhoods. Read more of her “Ten Ways to Put our Doctor out of Business” here. 8: STOP SMOKING Smoking and obesity run like Bonnie and Clyde through every chronic disease condition. They’re implicated in thousands of crimes against the body. Smoking and obesity alone may drive.
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Getting Fit: Mentally, Physically, Cheaply

Fitness doesn’t have to cost a fortune. But if you’re like me, you've tried several times--and failed--to make it a habit. I’ve told NV readers about my long struggle with bipolar II disorder. In recent years, crippling depressions have made me too tired to exercise. Rarely exercising caused a new problem: high blood pressure. I freaked the first time my blood pressure climbed above the recommended level of.
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What Have You Spoken Life To?

  I happen to believe in the power of the tongue; you know, the power of positive speaking or walking and living by faith. I believe with all of my heart that words have life, and that what you speak forth out of your mouth, will eventually but inevitably bring something to pass. Either death or life. For example, I’ve found that EVERYTIME I would say that I was broke, that.
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“It Is Not Just A Playground”

Growing up, I remember staring at my grandmother as she watched the 6 p.m. news, shaking her head and scorning the television. "It takes a village to raise a child," she said. "Lord have mercy. It takes a whole village!" It seemed there was a story about a child being killed, locked up at an early age or caught doing something wrong on the news all the.
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Our Words Matter

Do you find yourself complaining about your personal situation from time to time? Do you say things like, “I can’t do that” or “I’m not talented enough” or “I’m not smart enough” or a thousand other things you think you “can’t” do? We often speak these words without being mindful that our words have power. With our words, we either speak life into our situations or we speak.
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History Lesson On Stage in East Cleveland

The East Cleveland Public Library  in collaboration with The Arts Factory has been presenting a benefit staged reading entitled "Chronicles: A  Journey of the History of Black America through Poetry, Dance,  and Theater." The first presentation was on May 19 and the second presentation will be at 4 p.m. on June 2 in the Gregory Reese Performing Arts Center at the library, 14101 Euclid Ave. The Arts Factory is.
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Being Human

Sunday, May 13, 2012, was Mother’s Day. It was a day I watched a lot of mothers celebrate their motherhood. I am the mother of two handsome young men any mother would be proud to claim. But, our relationship had been challenged by an abusive relationship I lived in, and all the dysfunction that came with it. My issues went beyond the love for my.
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I can’t dance.  I have absolutely no rhythm.  But, I love to dance anyway! I mostly dance in front of the mirror or in the car (embarrassing my daughter!) and I love to recall the memory of a couple slow dancing at a party or wedding reception. I love how they seem so connected, gliding smoothly across the dance floor looking into each others’ eyes as.
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What Would You Do? FOR REAL?

This is an awesome question. Because here's where we're going with this: Every few days, somebody wins a huge jackpot in one of the states many lotteries. I'm talking literally millions of dollars. Why then do we still have so many people around us that are lacking, poor, destitute, about to lose their homes, cars just gotten taken from them, when all it would have taken.
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The Value of Mentoring

Webster’s dictionary defines a mentor as a trusted counselor or guide who gives advice and instruction to (someone) regarding the course or process to be followed. Today, our children are in desperate need of a mentor in their life. They are in need of adults who can offer positive and constructive advice on how to navigate life while learning how to make healthy choices and.
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Why Do Some People Take Pleasure in Putting Other People Down?

  Click the video to watch community residents sound off on May's question from Buckeye-Shaker resident and NV columnist Elaine Siggers. Tell Siggers your thoughts. Comment below or on her blog at http://www.truelifeexpressions.blogspot.com/2012/04/throwing-stones.html.. NV editor Lila Mills produced this video. Reporter M. LaVora Perry conducted the interviews..
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The 12-Step Program and Domestic Violence

Abusive relationships can take you through the pits of despair and you can go places you thought you would never go and find yourself standing in places of no understanding. I became familiar with The 12-Step Program while living in a place of no understanding, but it wasn’t until I identified where I stood that I began to find my way to recovery. It was not.
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Top 10 Ways to Put Your Doctor Out of Business, Part 3

This column was written by Dr. Linda D. Bradley, a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic who was raised in the Hough and Lee Harvard neighborhoods. Read more of her “Ten Ways to Put our Doctor out of Business” here. 6: GET SCREENED FOR CANCER Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America. The American Cancer Society estimates that almost 1.5 million people will die of cancer this.
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Lights, Camera, Action and Jazz!

This weekend there was an amazing array of beautiful voices, jazz, and film in our community. Actually on Saturday April 21, Cleveland was studded with stars because both the Tri-C JazzFest and the inaugural Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival were en force. First, the free annual concert held at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church was the JazzFest's "Tribute To Women in Jazz." This year's honoree was the.
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Area Breast Cancer Deaths Among Top in Nation

“Each woman needs to consider her individual benefits and risks and discuss them with her health care provider before making a decision on when to start screening mammography and how often to get one.” -National Cancer Institute My maternal grandmother Hester Causey died of breast cancer on July 1, 1948 at age 53.  I recently thought about her in downtown Cleveland's Key Tower. I was at the Susan G..
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