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When It Comes to Diabetes, Just—Ask. Screen. Know

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By: Carolina Pichardo In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, we chatted with Hip-Hop legend, Rev Run and his wife, Justine to learn more about Ask. Screen. Know. Before diabetes, my mother-in-law was life. She was energy, vibrancy, and this beautiful, beautiful force. Shortly after diabetes, however, her health declined and she passed away a few years after the diagnosis. Apparently, she’d been living with the
What To Eat To Get Pregnant

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By: Staff Report We all know it's important to eat well while pregnant, but what and how you eat prior also has a significant impact on your fertility and pregnancy. According to dieticians at Loyola University Health System (LUHS), women who follow a Mediterranean-style diet increase their chances of getting pregnant. That means a menu plan high in vegetables, vegetable oils, fish and beans. Along with good
The Refined Chef: Mediterranean Turkey Casserole

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By: The Refined Chef Description: A great casserole. The National Pasta Association provided this recipe. Ingredients: 1 pound Medium Egg Noodles, uncooked 1 14 1/2-oz. can low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup skim milk 1 tsp. salt 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 cups chopped cooked turkey 1 14-oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered 1 7 1/2-oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced 9 Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced 1/2 cup grated part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup white wine 1
The Refined Chef: Baked Mediterranean Style Red Mullet

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By: The Refined Chef Description: This Baked Mediterranean Style Red Mullet is a great dinner option during the week or with friends over the weekend. Serve with a side salad and lemon parsley potatoes. Enjoy! Ingredients: 2 whole fresh red mullet about 1/3 lb each - cleaned (gutted and scaled but leave head on) 1 lemon - thinly sliced 1 juice orange - thinly sliced A few sprigs of fresh
The Refined Chef: Mediterranean Watermelon Salad

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By: The Refined Chef Description: Watermelon and feta is a great combination. The National Watermelon Promotion Board provided this recipe http://www.watermelon.org/. Ingredients: 6 cups torn mixed salad greens 3 cups cubed seeded watermelon 1/2 cup sliced onion 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 1 dash cracked black pepper Serving size: 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 0 Directions: In large bowl, mix all ingredients except oil and pepper. Just before
Watch Out—Moody and Pregnant Coming Through!

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By: Carolina Pichardo Did you know exercising could help change (for the better) a pregnant woman's mood? See how this young mom is trying to implement a few yoga stretches into her morning routine. These past few months have been rough with this pregnancy, but mostly for my closest friends and family. I have barked and yelled—and insulted a good few of them! However, they have all
Earth Day, Everyday

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By: Carolina Pichardo Yes, Earth Day has come and gone this year, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't continue celebrating. In a recent Go Green story, the Manhattan Times and Bronx Free Press highlight how young mothers and families can integrate greener habits, products and actions in their homes. April's celebration of Earth Day offers an opportunity for families to focus on conservation, and on ways
A Mother, Sandy, and Staten Island

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By: Mary Targia Almonte A Staten Island Young Urban Mom recounts her experience of dealing with Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath with her family We all heard the warnings from the weatherman and our local officials loud and clear.  However, we just assumed that, like most recent instances (namely Irene), they were crying wolf and we were all getting a day off from school and work for
Meet Our Speakers: Nancy Bruning, MPH

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City. Please join us in welcoming our speaker, Nancy Bruning! Young Urban Moms (YUM) is proud to announce our first-ever, groundbreaking conference for Young Moms in New York City on Saturday, September 8th. Please join us in welcoming our team of speakers, panel
Still Breastfeeding After 18 Months

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By: Mary Targia Almonte With this being National Breastfeeding Month, Mary Targia Almonte figured it’s about time she gives a YUM’s perspective on the breastfeeding matter Since the announcement of the Latch On NYC initiative by Mayor Bloomberg’s administration, I’ve been fuming over this topic. Actually, rewinding a little further, my "Spidey Senses" first started tingling when the controversial Time Magazine (that no one could stop talking