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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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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Wrap-up: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) Commemoration

February 7 was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Fellow blogger, Sojourner Marable Grimmitt of Married with Two Boys shares her experience. She also interviewed me for a local Atlanta news site. Links and content are included below. Enjoy. *** This week I had the opportunity to attend the “Testing […]

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New HIV case causes Southern California porn industry shutdown

We learned about this story thanks to our friends at the Red Pump Project.  No judgement to all of its fans, but the porn industry is just a big gonorrhea outbreak waiting to happen. Someone had to say it. I understand that porn actors are required to undergo routine testing, […]

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The best thing I never had: The at-home facial

I am so not the do it yourself type.  That may be a bit passe to say, but I have no problem writing a check to have something completed in a timely, professional manner. No, you will never see me in home depot learning how to lay my own tile. […]

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Is breastfeeding the link to preventing childhood obesity?

Side note: For some reason, I have been confessing a lot on this blog lol. I am a proud mother of a 4-year old. She is happy, healthy, silly, inquisitive and the most precious aspect of my world. I “loves” her dearly. But, what you may not know (especially since […]

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What you need to know about the new HIV vaccine

Unless you have been living under a rock, or if you have absolutely no concern over your sexual health and wellness (e.g. no sex life) or the sexual health of others, you have certainly heard about some breaking major developments in the world of HIV prevention. While the holy grail […]

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