Top Health Stories of 2012

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  • The State of Black Celebrity Health
  • The Prostate Cancer Screening Debate
  • Black Women's Hair vs. Working Out
  • The GOP vs. Medicaid Expansion
  • Black Men, Masculinity and Mental Health
  • The Obesity Crisis in the South
  • Top Health Stories of 2012
  • Obamacare
  • Michael Bloomberg Bans Large Sugary Drinks
  • HIV/AIDS and Black, Gay and Bisexual Men
  • The War on Women's Reproductive Health
  • FLOTUS' Fight Against Childhood Obesity
  • Organic Foods
  • Susan G. Komen vs. Planned Parenthood
  • West Nile Virus
  • Food Safety and Recalls

Black Women's Hair vs. Working Out

Black women’s hair was a meaty topic in 2012, especially in relation to it serving as a barrier to us working out. Even actress Nicole Ari Parker created a hairband to absorb sweat. One recent study finds that 40 percent of Black women say their hair sometimes stands in the way of working out.   

(Photo: St. Louis Post-Dispatch/MCT/Landov)

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