Black Men and Our Balls: Pain Ain’t Normal, Fellas!

Richard Symister February 5, 2021

This is a serious, sensitive topic (no pun intended). Many men of color, especially Black men, do not like going to the doctor. Iatraphobia (fear of doctors)? Myths and misconceptions? Denial? Whatever the reason, we tend to neglect our health check-ins and check-ups and often perish from illnesses and diseases that could have been mitigated.  [...]

PEEING AT NIGHT AND FRACTURES: What’s the Link?

Richard Symister February 5, 2021

At night, are you awake and coordinated when you go to the bathroom to pee? Darkness, half asleep, furniture, rugs, thresholds, dogs —  plus the urgency to urinate?  Not a great combination. It’s a miracle we don’t have more accidents. Now imagine being elderly, already being vision and balance compromised. There is a strong correlation [...]

COVID & “Nurse’s Bladder” —- No Time to Pee!

Richard Symister February 5, 2021

Are you a teacher or a nurse? Then you know one of the major problems with your profession is having limited bathroom breaks.   Have you been off work for some time because of the pandemic? It’s nice being able to go to the bathroom when you feel like it, right? But what happens to you [...]

COVID & NUTRITION: Eating Healthy on a Budget

Richard Symister February 5, 2021

A lot of us are strapped for cash these days and being able to afford the same quality and quantity of food during this pandemic is often difficult. Here are a few key things to consider when stocking the fridge and cupboard during these trying financial times: Choose quality over quantity. Focus less on volume [...]