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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
Ouch! Time for another shot?

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By: Carolina Pichardo Recently, New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced that all children under the age of 5 who attend a licensed day care or preschool must receive the flu shot. While some parents welcomed the news, others were less pleased. Why is the administration mandating this new law, and why are many parents and several organizations protesting this requirement? No fun is
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
Teen Moms Linked to Obesity Later in Life

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By Staff Report If you're a young mom, how you ate while pregnant could affect your weight and health later in life. Are you at risk of being obese? So much for the quicker to bounce back philosophy for young moms when it comes to their bodies and weight. According to a national study conducted by the University of Michigan,women who gave birth before 19 had 32%
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
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
Meet Our Speakers: Eileen Fuentes

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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 Eileen Fuentes of The SPEACH 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 experts
Warning – Science, Old Wives Tales and You

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By: Staff Report Young Urban Moms, what did you wish you knew while pregnant or with your newborn that you know now? We've all heard and taken heed to the warning signs, no matter how absurd or ridiculous it may sound. No drinking coffee while breastfeeding or pregnant, careful with the fish and also unwashed vegetables. Then there are the old wives tales of how cats can
Find the Silver Lining in Parenting

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By: Staff Report Dr. Mark Seery, from the Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, discusses with Young Urban Moms how to always find the silver lining in parenting Protecting our children is what we – as parents – should be doing best. We want to make sure they’re childhood is free of any pain, fear or harm. It’s the reason why we go to great
Get More from a Glass of Juice

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By: Carolina Pichardo Young Urban Moms, celebrate National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. this week with some healthy kid friendly recipes This week, many are celebrating National Fresh Squeezed Juice in the U.S. and we want to join in on the fun! Welch's Grape Juice is not what's traditionally celebrated this week, but this delicious drink deserves to be part of the national juice week festivities