9-Year-Old Overcomes Brain Cancer: “I Feel Amazing Now”

(Photo credit: GoFundMe) Nine-year-old Cameron Scott is a superhero. You wouldn’t be able to tell by his big, beautiful bright smile that he underwent months of grueling treatments — including chemotherapy and surgery on his brain and spine – to beat cancer in 2017. But just when he thought things might return to normal, he quickly found out that he wasn’t out of the woods yet. At 53 pounds, Cameron underwent four hours of surgery to remove the tumors. Cameron still had regular doctor visits to see how his treatment was progressing. But because of his treatment, he was extremely fatigued, which meant he had to be tutored at home. Eventually, Cameron was allowed to return to school part-time. “One of the challenges of a parent who has a diagnosis like Cameron did is ensuring they don’t get depressed and they don’t feel different. But he’s very smart and he wanted to go home when his friends went home,” said his father Wardell Scott His journey from sickness to wellness started back in October 2016. That’s when Cameron fell down the stairs of his family home. But it wasn’t an especially bad fall, or so the family thought. “I’ll remember that like it was yesterday. In that home, we’ve raised six children and they’ve all taken a tumble down the stairs and it was no big deal,” Mr. Scott recalled. But instead of shaking it off like many of his siblings, Cameron complained of back pain. A first X-ray showed …

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The 50 Fattest Cities In The U.S. (2019)

(Photo credit: Getty Images)There’s no doubt about it, Americans are the fattest people in the world, hands down. No, like for real. In fact, almost 40% of the U.S. population aged 15 and older are clinically classified as obese. Unfortunately, the extra pounds have inflated the costs of obesity-related medical treatment to between $147 billion and $210 billion a year and annual productivity losses due to work absenteeism to around $4.3 billion. Many attribute this incredible weight gain to the huge availability of fast-food and increasingly cheaper fat-filled grocery items that are readily available. But certain places are more “fatter” than others. To identify them, WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 19 key indicators of weight-related problems. Take a look below, because your city might be on the list…   Rank       City 50           Akron, OH 49           Asheville, NC 48           Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 47           Kansas City, MO-KS 46           Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 45           Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 44           Columbus, OH 43           Fort Wayne, IN 42           Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 41           Jacksonville, FL 40           Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 39           Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 38           Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 37           Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 36           Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, …

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle Dead at 33 After Shooting

(Photo credit: @nipseyhussle instagram) Rapper Nipsey Hussle has reportedly died after being shot outside of his Marathon Clothing Company store in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood along with two other people, according to TMZ. He was 33. Law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times that he was shot multiple times and that the Los Angeles Police Department had the area where the shooting happened blocked off while they investigate the incident. Hussle opened the Marathon Clothing Company where he was shot in 2017 on Slauson Avenue in South Los Angeles. Most recently, he released a 2018 album ‘Victory Lap,’ which was his first and only commercial album release. It was nominated for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammy Awards. Previous to becoming a rapper, Hussle was apart of the Rollin 60’s Neighborhood Crips gang, one of the largest street gangs in Los Angeles, throughout his life. Since his rap career took off in 2008, he has also served as a community organizer, activist, and entrepreneur in Los Angeles. In addition to an activist in the community, Hussle had also publicly said that he was in the progress of creating a documentary about famed holistic health practitioner Dr. Sebi. Alfredo Darrington Bowman, better known as Dr. Sebi, was a Honduran herbalist and healer that was sought after many entertainers and celebrities. For decades Dr. Sebi claimed to cure all disease with herbs and a unique vegan diet. (Photo credit: @NipseyHussle instagram) In 1987, New York City charged Sebi with …

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Lawmakers Look To End Hair Discrimation Against Black Women

Black people, especially Black Women have been victims of discrimination since slavery until this very day. Time and time again, Black men and women have been forced to adhere to wear specific white approved hairstyles, or else risk losing their jobs, or not being hired, or being excluded from certain areas. There are a number of cases, a lot last year and a few so far this year, where black children were sent home from school because of their hairstyles. ABC news reported that lawmakers in California are currently working on passing a law called to change that. The Creating a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural hair (CROWN) legislation will ensure protection against discrimination in the workplace based on hairstyles by prohibiting employers from enforcing purportedly “race-neutral” grooming policies that disproportionately impact persons of color. The Crown Act would make it illegal for employers to enforce policies surrounding discriminate against people wearing natural or protective styles — like braids, dreadlocks, and twists. To date, there is no legal precedent in state or federal court to protect individuals against hair discrimination. Supporters of the crown act say it will help protect cultural identity. If the law is passed, California would be following right behind cities like New York who also recently passed their own legislation which made hair discrimination illegal. Those found in violation of the law can face a penalty of up to $250,000, with no cap on damages, and would be subject to re-hiring those fired if it …

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Learn your Risk for Prediabetes — And Continue Living your Best Life

“I’m living my best life!” I don’t know about you, but that phrase has been the mantra of my life for a while now. I live it, walk it, talk it, and try to make daily decisions with that phrase in mind. It seems like an easy thing to do, but what happens when the decisions we make lead to health conditions with no symptoms? One of the illnesses that comes to mind is prediabetes. While many people are familiar with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, not everyone is as familiar with prediabetes. So, what is prediabetes? Prediabetes means a person has higher than normal blood sugar levels, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. A person who has prediabetes is on the path to developing type 2 diabetes and is at increased risk for additional serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke. 1 in 3 American adults (84 million) has prediabetes but 90 percent of them don’t know they have it. The good news is, with early diagnosis, prediabetes can be reversed – through changes like weight loss, healthy eating habits, and increased physical activity. There are several risk factors that increase a person’s risk of prediabetes, including:

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