Social media and public health: It’s about vulnerability

Social media and public health: It’s about vulnerability Today, social media is mourning a fashion and style icon: Ms. Kryzayda Rodriguez. She passed away after a relatively short battle with stomach cancer (she shared her diagnosis in November 2017). I loved her style (you can see more of her light […]

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Nike is the corporate example America needs right now

Nike is the corporate example America needs right now. Colin Kaepernick’s name has become larger than football since his controversial decision two years ago to kneel while the National Anthem played before NFL games. His stance has been used by some to gaslight racial tensions in this country – causing […]

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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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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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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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