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MLK + Kendra Scott are teaming up!

Kendra Scott – Shreveport is teaming up with MLK Health just in time for Mother’s Day to support our Women’s Health Program.  As we approach Mother’s Day, we are asking our supporters to shop for good at Kendra Scott to find the perfect gift. When you shop for good, you are honoring the women in your life by guaranteeing that a local uninsured mother, daughter, or sister is not locked out of life-saving breast screenings. Kendra Scott –...

Video: 3 Easy Veggie Side Dishes

We are always talking about incorporating vegetables into our meals and today Olivia, a registered Dietitian, shows us how easy it is. Learn how to make roasted brussel sprouts, carrot fries, and cauliflower potato mash. These 3 easy side dishes will go great with any meal. Let us know what you would like to see next by commenting below! Brussel Sprouts 2lbs sprouts 1tbsp of oil 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp maple syrup Wash and cut brussel sprouts in half and remove...

International Women’s Day

For the last 10 years, MLK Health has provided uninsured women with preventative screenings and well-woman exams at no cost to them because we believe every woman should have access to life-saving screenings. We at MLK Health want to live in a community where no woman is ever forced to forgo her annual well-woman exam and mammogram, but we need your help building that community. MLK has a goal to provide at least 200 mammograms in 2021. Each screening mammogram costs MLK $50. On...

Video: Let’s Talk About Diabetes: Low-Carb Diet

In today’s episode, we sit down with Olivia, a Dietitian, to talk about the how to’s and the pros and cons of a low-carb diet. In our first episode with Dr. Chico, we learned that this type of diet could be beneficial. Be sure to talk to your doctor before making any lifestyle changes. Comment below what vegetables you would like to learn to cook! ...

Video: Let’s Talk About Diabetes: Intermittent Fasting

In today’s episode, we sit down with Olivia, a Dietitian, to talk about the how to’s and the pros and cons of intermittent fasting. In our last episode with Dr. Chico, we learned that this type of diet could be beneficial. Be sure to talk to your doctor before making any lifestyle changes. Comment below if you have found success in following this diet.   ...

Video: Let’s Talk About Diabetes: Common Questions

Diabetes is a life-changing disease, and trying to navigate this new lifestyle can be difficult. Today, we sit down with Dr. Chico, one of our volunteer Endocrinoglist to answer your most common questions about diabetes. If you have any questions about diabetes, leave them in the comments below, we’d love to answer them in our next episode! ...

February Wellness Webinar

MLK Health hosts a monthly series called Wellness Webinars. Join us each month to hear from a healthcare professional and get a chance to ask questions! This month we will be meeting with Lee Ann Monat, a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Herbalist, to learn about herbal medicines in your pantry. CLICK HERE TO RSVP Join Zoom Meeting: 

Jumpstart Your Year

Are you hoping to make 2022 your best year yet? Making your health a top priority is a great way to start. We often hear the word “health” thrown around, but what does it really mean? Health isn’t just what you eat and drink or how many workouts you do. Health is much more. It is getting enough rest, managing our stress, and staying hydrated. We know making healthy changes can be confusing and sometimes tricky. That’s why we filmed the Path to Wellness video...

Video: Path to Wellness – Awareness

You have made it to the final episode in The Path to Wellness video series. Congratulations! Throughout this video series, you have learned how to eat well, sleep well, shop well, manage stress, get active, and how to challenge your brain. These are powerful tools to help you achieve overall wellness. However, you have gained another tool throughout the whole process: awareness. You are now aware of what your body needs for optimal function. You are also becoming aware of what...

Video: Path to Wellness – Sleep Hygiene

One in three Americans are reportedly not getting enough sleep. Yet sleep and stress management go hand in hand. Poor sleep can lead to high stress and high stress can lead to poor sleep. It is a vivacious cycle for many. So today, we are talking with Dr. Rupa Mahadevan and Dr. Karen Pendleton to unpack the benefits of sleep on immune function and overall health and tips on how to increase sleep quality. We discuss healthy supplements and natural remedies to...