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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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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New research from Canada has found that roughly 1 in 5 adolescents has probably suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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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An unlikely marriage: The pressure of celebrity and the escapism of drugs

This post is to commemorate one of my favorite celebrities and performers, Whitney Elizabeth Houston. May she RIP. This was an unfortunate loss for the Houston/Brown family, the entertainment and music industries, fans, and for all those who suffer directly or indirectly from substance abuse and/or mental illness.  I was […]

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