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Instant oatmeal can be super convenient, but unfortunately, it doesn't always contain all the nutrients that keep you satisfied, like fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Here's how to keep it easy while making it more of a meal. Link in bio for more oatmeal hacks.
Today would have been Helen Octavia Dickens, M.D.’s, 110th birthday. Dickens (right in the photo above) became the first African American woman admitted to the American College of Surgeons in 1950. The daughter of a former slave, she attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine, where she’d sit in the front row at lectures to avoid racist taunts from fellow students. Dickens was the only black woman in her class. She completed her internship at Provident, a black hospital on the south side of Chicago, and after receiving her specialist residency in obstetrics and gynecology, she moved to Philadelphia, where she was an ob/gyn whose patients mostly lived in extreme poverty. Eventually, she went on to serve on the faculty of the Medical College of Pennsylvania. Dickens passed away in 2001, but her daughter, Jayne Henderson Brown, M.D., carries on her legacy as an internist in Philadelphia today. 📸: University of Pennsylvania Archives
Hey! Hi! Happy Thursday! We've got a brand new #SweatWithSELF video out for you—it's a 20-minute HIIT workout that requires no equipment, meaning you can easily do it in the comfort of your own living room. Swipe through for the moves and demos of each. Link in bio for the video in full!
Three ingredients are all you need to make a satisfying (and super healthy!) dinner. Link in bio for the full recipe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •Heat oven to 400°. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •On a sheet pan, toss brussels sprouts and chickpeas with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast 10 minutes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •Season salmon on all sides with salt and pepper, then place fillets on sheet pan with brussels sprouts and chickpeas. Roast an additional 8 to 12 minutes, until salmon is cooked to your liking. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: @andrewhpurcell/@carrieannpurcell
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Asking for a friend. 😰 ✈️ Flying can be the ABSOLUTE WORST, especially if you have a fear of flying, or flight anxiety. What are your go-to coping mechanisms? Tap the link in bio for psychologist-approved tips on how to finally conquer that fear once and for all.
Today, we honor Mary Eliza Mahoney, R.N., the first African American licensed nurse. Mahoney was born in 1845 in Boston, Massachusetts to two freed slaves from North Carolina. At 33, she was one of 42 students admitted to the New England Hospital for Women and Children, which operated one of the first nursing schools in the United States. She was one of only four students who stayed in the program to completion. After receiving her R.N., Mahoney was a private nurse, as the public health system still discriminated against providers of color. In 1908, she co-founded the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses (NACGN). Forty years into her career, Mahoney retired from nursing, but still championed women’s rights—she was one of the first women to register to vote in Boston after the 19th Amendment was ratified. Mahoney lived to be 80, and died in 1926 after a three-year-long battle with breast cancer. 📸: Library of Congress/National Women's History Museum
Today, in honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we’re spotlighting Jocelyn Elders, M.D. She was the first African American and only the second woman to be the surgeon general of the United States. Before that, Elders scrubbed floors to pay for her college tuition and, along with her siblings, picked cotton and did chores for neighbors to be able to afford her bus fare. In 1987, Governor Bill Clinton appointed Elders head of the Arkansas Department of Health, where she nearly doubled childhood immunization rates. In 1993, then-President Clinton appointed Elders U.S. Surgeon General. During her time in office, Elders argued for universal health care and comprehensive health and sex education in K-12 schools. Though she’s retired from practice today, Elders is still a professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine and remains active in public health education. 📸: Parklawn Health Library
Everyone knows the telltale sign of a core workout: that burning in your midsection. Some love it, others hate it. But what if we said that you could work your core even when you're *not* targeting your abs? (Not consciously, at least.) Tap the link in bio for a list of moves (plus demos of each) that secretly engage your midsection, and swipe through for some of our favorites.