Najja Parker

Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Eat this popular breakfast food daily to avoid heart attacks, strokes, study says
 Beware of skipping out on breakfast. One popular food may help lower your cardiovascular disease risk, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from health institutions in China recently conducted a study, published in the Heart journal, to determine how certain foods affect the disease, which...

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Beware of skipping out on breakfast. One popular food may help lower your cardiovascular disease risk, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from health institutions in China recently conducted a study, published in the Heart journal, to determine how certain foods affect the disease, which...
Eat this popular breakfast food daily to avoid heart attacks, strokes
 Beware of skipping out on breakfast. One popular food may help lower your cardiovascular disease risk, according to a new report.  » RELATED: Report: Eat this meat twice a week to avoid heart attacks, strokes Researchers from health institutions in China recently conducted a study, published in the Heart journal...

Posted: 3 hours ago

Beware of skipping out on breakfast. One popular food may help lower your cardiovascular disease risk, according to a new report.  » RELATED: Report: Eat this meat twice a week to avoid heart attacks, strokes Researchers from health institutions in China recently conducted a study, published in the Heart journal...
Younger white and Hispanic women more likely to get lung cancer than men, study finds
 Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer, with an estimated 154,050 deaths projected for 2018, according to the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, some groups are more likely to be diagnosed than others. » RELATED: High-risk smokers aren’t getting tested for lung cancer, study suggests Researchers from the NCH and ...

Posted: 3 hours ago

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer, with an estimated 154,050 deaths projected for 2018, according to the National Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, some groups are more likely to be diagnosed than others. » RELATED: High-risk smokers aren’t getting tested for lung cancer, study suggests Researchers from the NCH and ...
Study: Men have better sense of direction than women
 Are men or women better navigators? It’s the guys, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara recently conducted a study, published in the Memory & Cognition journal, to determine which group is better at directions.  To do so, they conducted two small studies. In the first one...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Are men or women better navigators? It’s the guys, according to a new report. Researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara recently conducted a study, published in the Memory & Cognition journal, to determine which group is better at directions.  To do so, they conducted two small studies. In the first one...
Study: Men have better sense of direction than women
 Are men or women better navigators? It’s the guys, according to a new report. » RELATED: Blame your GPS for your bad sense of direction Researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara recently conducted a study, published in the Memory & Cognition journal, to determine which group is better at directions...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Are men or women better navigators? It’s the guys, according to a new report. » RELATED: Blame your GPS for your bad sense of direction Researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara recently conducted a study, published in the Memory & Cognition journal, to determine which group is better at directions...
Parole board split on Cyntoia Brown, trafficking victim serving life for murder
 A Tennessee state parole board was divided during the clemency hearing of Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim serving a life sentence in prison for killing her john. » RELATED: Cyntoia Brown, trafficking victim serving life for murder, gets clemency hearing After a three-hour hearing on May 23, the six-member panel...

Posted: 20 hours ago

A Tennessee state parole board was divided during the clemency hearing of Cyntoia Brown, a sex trafficking victim serving a life sentence in prison for killing her john. » RELATED: Cyntoia Brown, trafficking victim serving life for murder, gets clemency hearing After a three-hour hearing on May 23, the six-member panel...
5 Memorial Day remembrance programs across metro Atlanta
 Red, white and blue will paint the country over the weekend, because  Memorial Day is upon us.  While the celebration, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead, it now celebrates all military personnel who’ve died in service. Since 1968 when Congress officially established...

Posted: 21 hours ago

Red, white and blue will paint the country over the weekend, because Memorial Day is upon us.  While the celebration, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead, it now celebrates all military personnel who’ve died in service. Since 1968 when Congress officially established...
The ultimate Memorial Day weekend guide
 Grab your best red, white and blue attire, because Memorial Day is upon us. It’s a day of remembrance for those who’ve died while serving in the American armed forces. It’s also the unofficial start of summer. From music festivals to sporting events to ceremonies to honor fallen heroes, metro Atlanta has plenty of offerings...

Posted: 2 days ago

Grab your best red, white and blue attire, because Memorial Day is upon us. It’s a day of remembrance for those who’ve died while serving in the American armed forces. It’s also the unofficial start of summer. From music festivals to sporting events to ceremonies to honor fallen heroes, metro Atlanta has plenty of offerings...
Petition created to urge police to drop charges against rapper T.I.
 Days after  T.I. was arrested outside of his gated community in Henry County, an online petition has surfaced urging police to drop the charges against the Atlanta rapper.  » RELATED: Atlanta rapper T.I. arrested after arguing with security guard On Wednesday, the artist, whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., was charged...

Posted: 5 days ago

Days after T.I. was arrested outside of his gated community in Henry County, an online petition has surfaced urging police to drop the charges against the Atlanta rapper.  » RELATED: Atlanta rapper T.I. arrested after arguing with security guard On Wednesday, the artist, whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., was charged...
Report: Eat this meat twice a week to avoid heart attacks, strokes
 If you’re a fan of fish, you may be in luck. It may help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report.  » RELATED: You can avoid strokes and heart attacks with these two household fruits, study says The American Heart Association (AHA) recently conducted a study, published in the Circulation...

Posted: 5 days ago

If you’re a fan of fish, you may be in luck. It may help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report.  » RELATED: You can avoid strokes and heart attacks with these two household fruits, study says The American Heart Association (AHA) recently conducted a study, published in the Circulation...