Cardi B

We should all exercise daily whether we are pregnant or not. Doctors say exercising is good for both the pregnant woman and baby. Pictured above is rapper Cardi B “twerking” while performing onstage during day 3 of Coachella music festival in Indio, CA. Cardi is reportedly 8 months pregnant.

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Mariah Carey, Bryan Tanaka

Mariah Carey and boyfriend Bryan Tanaka are seen exiting Mastro’s steakhouse restaurant after celebrating Bryan’s 35th birthday. Mariah recently revealed her battle with bipolar disorder in an interview with PEOPLE.

“I didn’t want to believe it,” tells PEOPLE of her diagnosis in 2001 after a mental breakdown.

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Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez is the latest star to reveal her struggle with thyroid disease. On Tuesday, talk show maven Wendy Williams said she was taking 3 weeks off from her talk show because of severe depression and fatigue caused by Graves’ disease (overactive thyroid).

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Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 1 in 68 children in the U.S. is autistic. 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls.

In 2007, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that doctors begin screening babies for autism as early as 18 months. But doctors agree that there are very few behaviors or telltale autistic or Asperger’s signs that babies exhibit at 18 months.

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Cardi B

When Cardi B performed a duet with Bruno Mars during the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday, her fans lit up social media questioning her real age due to all the cellulite hanging off her thighs. Social media users wondered if the rumors were true that she is really 35.

According to Google.com, Cardi was born Belcalis Almanzar in the Bronx, NY on October 11, 1992, which makes her 25.

Cellulite is not a disease. It is unsightly subcutaneous fat that clings under the skin causing dimpling of the skin that resembles cottage cheese or orange peels. Cellulite affects 90 percent of women and only 10 percent of men (more on that later).

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Liam Flanagan

An 8-year-old Oregon boy died days after doctors amputated most of his limbs in a desperate bid to halt the progression of deadly flesh-eating bacteria.

Liam Flanagan, a second-grader from Spring Creek, contracted the flesh-eating bacteria after crashing his bike while riding down a hill near his family home on Saturday Jan. 13.

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young African American businesswoman having heart attack

This post, originally written on Feb. 24, 2016, is being bumped up because one of my loyal readers suffered a heart attack a few days after the New Year. She requested a Medical Minute post to warn her fellow Rose Garden members about the warning signs of a heart attack.

Please heed the warning signs. Black people are at greater risk for heart attacks due to the prevalence of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes in the black community.

It can happen to you.

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