Health & Wellness2022-01-11T17:03:30-05:00

The Weed Debate: His View

  By Emmanuel "Gift" Clack  |  Photo submitted Did Clinton inhale or didn't he? Did Kamala smoke weed listening to Snoop, or didn't she? The recent legalization of marijuana has become a valuable hot topic. It's becoming commercialized or dare I say, gentrified. What we once knew as weed, Mary Jane, that sticky icky has been rebranded as a respectful recreational choice for hipsters and young professionals. The perception of it being a gateway drug only being used by underachievers frying their brain cells is no more. It's also become a proven antidote to combat [...]

By |January 10, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Health & Wellness|

The Wonder Drug

Medical Marijuana is treating everything from MS to PTSD. Will this be the year Kentucky (finally) legalizes? By Mary Chellis Nelson After serving more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, Andrea Mizell had put her body through a lot. She’d spent countless 12- to 14-hour days running and walking in combat boots. The wear and tear caught up to her shortly after returning from a deployment in Kuwait in 2018. While running at the Kentucky Air National Guard base in south Louisville, her back went out. That turned into full-blown fibromyalgia, a chronic [...]

By |January 5, 2022|Digital Exclusives, Health & Wellness|

Stories of the 15 Percent — Arlena Johnson

“Your life could be fine and the next thing you know, you can end up having a disability. Disability does not discriminate against anyone,” Arlena Johnson says. Individuals with disabilities make up approximately 15 percent of the world’s population. Some of those individuals were born with their conditions while others developed them over time or as a result of illness or accident. A movement that launched in 2020 called #WeThe15 is working to help non-disabled individuals recognize the barriers that affect people with disabilities in their communities so they don’t perpetrate the discriminatory [...]

By |December 7, 2021|Health & Wellness|

Stories of the 15 Percent — Jazzlin Hamilton

“I never thought I’d be in sales. I don’t know how I got here. They tell me all the time, ‘Jazz, you’ve been doing sales your whole life, selling yourself and selling your accomplishments,”­ Jazzlin Hamilton says. Individuals with disabilities make up approximately 15 percent of the world’s population. Some of those individuals were born with their conditions while others developed them over time or as a result of illness or accident. A movement that launched in 2020 called #WeThe15 is working to help non-disabled individuals recognize the barriers that affect people with [...]

By |December 7, 2021|Health & Wellness|

Stories of the 15 Percent — Madeline Franklin

“I like to be a role model and show other people that although I have Down Syndrome, I can do anything I want to do,” Madeline Franklin says. Individuals with disabilities make up approximately 15 percent of the world’s population. Some of those individuals were born with their conditions while others developed them over time or as a result of illness or accident. A movement that launched in 2020 called #WeThe15 is working to help non-disabled individuals recognize the barriers that affect people with disabilities in their communities so they don’t perpetrate the [...]

By |November 11, 2021|Health & Wellness|

Beneath the Surface

This year, Brooke Forde, the four-time national champion and Stanford University swimmer, came home from the Olympic Games with a silver medal in the 200 Meter Freestyle relay. Brooke is wearing: Sequined dress, $35, and silver earrings, $8, at Sassy Fox. Hair and makeup by Mikhail Schulz for J Michael’s Spa & Salon. Photo assistant: William Kolb. After navigating the challenges of a postponed Olympics, Lakeside swimmer turned athletic superstar Brooke Forde brought home a silver medal from Tokyo — but not in the event she had trained for most of her life. [...]

By |November 3, 2021|Health & Wellness, Mental Health|
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