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Giveaway – Free Tickets to the Atlanta Dirty Girl Mud Run!

Would you like to win FREE Tickets to the Atlanta Dirty Girl Mud Run! Proceeds support Bright Pink® to encourage breast cancer prevention and early detection nationwide. This Saturday, Atlanta residents may notice an influx of traffic on I-75 South as thousands venture to the Atlanta Motor Speedway to participate […]

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My friend wants to know…

…who has the best looking feet? Yes, this is a serious question. You may submit your answers to @freelollipops (Twitter). Thanks. Vaseline heals. Seriously.

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Updated: CDC warns untreatable gonorrhea is on the way

CDC warns untreatable gonorrhea is on the way:: A new strain of gonorrhea is resistant to one of the last known effective treatments According to U.S. News and World Report: Gonorrhea, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, is increasingly showing resistance to one of […]

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ObamaCare Explained. Simply. Thanks Kaiser Family Foundation.

This was worth sharing. Unfortunately, the government shut down has overshadowed the real message this week. The signature component of the Affordable Care Act (Medicaid Expansion and the opening of the healthcare marketplace) happened this week. Let’s continue to support this major milestone for our country.

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In case you missed it #DearCongress – Day 1 of my Furlough

Disclaimer: The thoughts represented on this blog are my own. All mine. I am on an unplanned, unpaid furlough-induced vacation (or ‘furlough-cation’) and, given that I have this extra time, I decided to write out my thoughts. I have been a federal employee for nearly 7 years. I have served […]

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Study results: Sugary Sports Drinks Plentiful at U.S. Schools

Fewer stock soda, but fruit beverages, Gatorade-like drinks are widely available. MONDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — Although fewer middle and high schools in the United States make sugary sodas available to students today, other sweet beverages, particularly sports drinks, are still widely available, according to a new study. High-calorie […]

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How to talk to your teens (or preteens) about sex

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking to about 50 teen and preteen girls about their sexual health. It was part of a local nonprofit’s annual teen summit.  We had a lot of fun – It was 2 hours of the strangest (and most random) set of questions. The only […]

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Women and their healthcare are having the best week ever

This week marked an important milestone in the adoption of Healthcare Reform, particularly as it relates to issues affecting women. When eight Obamacare regulations go into this week, 47 million women will benefit from the guaranteed coverage of preventive services — including contraception coverage — without co-pays. The new rules will require […]

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Updated: CDC warns untreatable gonorrhea is on the way

CDC warns untreatable gonorrhea is on the way:: A new strain of gonorrhea is resistant to one of the last known effective treatments According to U.S. News and World Report: Gonorrhea, one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, is increasingly showing resistance to one of […]

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POZ magazine celebrates Whitney Elizabeth Houston, the AIDS activist

Beautiful commemoration. RIP Whitney. *** Remembering Whitney Houston 1963-2012, POZ Magazine By Kate Ferguson (Editor-in-Chief, Real Health) When I heard Whitney Houston was dead, like many other people I was stunned. Even now after the announcement of her death, I find it hard to believe such a vibrant woman is […]

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