Category Archive: Health

Oct 02

Zion Hope Celebrates 16th Annual Health Expo

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 Zion Hope Primitive Baptist Church celebrated its 16th Annual Health Expo last Saturday morning with an array of vendors, programs, food, health service providers, children games, and plenty of fun for the children and families.   The program began at 9:00 am and lasted until 1:00 pm at its 201 West Leonard Street location.  With …

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Oct 03

Women and Weight Training: The Myth of the She Hulk

  By Ladonna Spivey Whenever I meet with a new client for the first time, we talk about their health history, their present state of diet and exercise, and their goals for the future.  As we begin to work on creating an exercise plan, one of the things I consider is the amount of equipment …

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Sep 12

Oh Sugar: Why Can’t I Say No to You?!

  “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. – 1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV Here’s the scenario: You feel like you want “something” to eat so your grab a candy bar or a donut. You promise yourself …

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Aug 29

Oooh, Baby! Yeah, Make it Hurt so Good!

  by LaDonna Spivey We’ve all heard it, “No Pain. No Gain”.  But what exactly does that mean when it comes to exercise?  I once had a client come to a halt and just sit down during a workout.  When I asked her what was wrong she looked at me as if it was the …

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Feb 28

Meet Sergeant Flex

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Meet Sergeant Flex, Tony Edmond, Sr.  Tony has been featured in three different issues of Natural Bodybuilding & Fitness magazine, Natural Awakenings magazine, Physique Magazine, the Panama City Living magazine and is a Fitness Model for TriVex Sports.  Tony has modeled for a calendar to help soldiers in the wounded warrior program.  “This is a …

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Feb 28

Pensacola Chapter The Links, Inc Sponsor Red Dress Jazz Brunch

Saturday morning’s Jazz Brunch was no ordinary brunch at New World Landing as The Links ladies dressed in red, partnered with Cardiology Consultants and Boston Scientific ‘Close the Gap Program’ to raise the awareness of cardiovascular disease and address risk factors important to African American women. To begin the event, blood pressure readings were given …

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Jan 16

Local Residents Called to Contribute to Historic Cancer Research Effort

Pensacola, FL – (Janu- ary 10, 2013) – Residents of Pensacola have an un- precedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of can- cer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed …

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Oct 15

WEST NILE: MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESS RISES IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY

By Wesley Martin The Escambia County Health Department announced this past Monday, October 1, that two additional human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) have been confirmed. According to the agency: the identification of these new cases brings the total number of diagnosed WNV cases to twelve for 2012. The risk of additional persons becoming …

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Oct 15

FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL : FEAR 101

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. – Eleanor Roosevelt By LaDonna Spivey Fear is defined as “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely …

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Jun 21

Sickle Cell Association Honors Whitney Houston

(photo by Joseph Kyles) ­­­ Above Belinda Jones (l), Tyischa Davis (c) and Trashanda Billups (r) entertain the crowd at the local Sickle Cell ­­­Disease Association’s “Night of the Stars & Tribute to Whitney Houston” at the Deep Water City Elk Lodge.

BY: Amber Vaughn The Deep Water City Elk Lodge was standing room only, as the ladies of Expertise Entertainment in conjunction with the Sickle Cell Disease Association presented a “Night of Stars & Tribute to Whitney Houston”. A “who’s who” of celebrity impersonation performances ranged from Melanie Fiona to Beyonce, but the evening was definitely …

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