Where is Free Condoms & Lollipops? Darnit.

Hi everyone! I hope that you have had a restful and exciting summer.  We sure have. We know you see the cobwebs and hear the crickets, but no worries, people – FREE CONDOMS AND LOLLIPOPS IS HERE TO STAY! *Stands and receives exultant applause* *Clears throat* SIDE NOTE: There is […]

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News: Universal Flu Vaccine

Want to hear an interesting story? Well, when the H1N1 flu epidemic hit the U.S. in 2009, I helped to support those prevention communication efforts. I supported preparedness teams that the baddest public health agency in the world and even recorded a PSA targeted towards African American (AA) nurses. I’m […]

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Atlanta is Greater Than AIDS

FCL co-sponsored its second health event, which was held in support of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 25. I was linked up with a few local organizations since the Spring. My goal: to offer PR and marketing services in support of an event for NHTD and co-sponser events. […]

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Atlanta’s First Family Fitness Challenge

Sojourner Marable Grimmet and her son. Event attendee and local Mommy Blogger and FOX5/WAGA affilliate, My Atlanta Moms I am pleased to announce that FC&L sponsored our first community event several weeks ago (late post, sorry guys – there is only one of me *sigh*). We worked with a local […]

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Wrap it up: Top health links of the week

Here are the top weekly health-related headlines that we think may be of interest to you (we’re awesome, we know): 33-year old has heart attack at Lady Gaga concert – CNN Yaz birth control linked to higher blood clot risks – CNN Vibrators can now be found in local drugstores […]

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Teen pregnancy, birds and bees

I am sure that you have heard by now that teen birth rates have reached a record low (link). Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) feels that the rates aren’t low enough – right..absolutely no teen pregnancies? Which means either complete abstinence or 100% protection…O_o, this […]

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Mental health and the modern woman

This has been a heavy week for women – one that is sure to bring the issue of mental health, stress and emotional stability to the forefront. Or at least in a perfect world, it will. Need a recap? Here are 3 of the most press-worthy examples (all from this […]

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Black women, weaves and hair loss

Health.com (via CNN) reported results this week from a study conducted by Cleveland Clinic’s Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute indicating that black women’s reliance and use of braids and tension-bearing weaves are linked to hair loss (central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia, or CCCA). Now, before you take this article as fact, […]

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Beyonce supports Obama “Let’s Move!” Campaign

Updated with video link (released 4.27.11). This is great news. According to our friends over at Necolebitchie.com, Beyonce has released a remake of her Get ’em bodied video in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Campaign. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of celebrity to deliver health messages, […]

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Wrap-it-up: Top Health Links of the Week

As promised, here are the top health-related headlines that we think may be of interest to you: *** 31 reasons I’m still fat: One man’s diet confession – Men’s Health Why Cheetos and fries lower your stress – Time Obesity in pregnancy may raise infant death risk – WebMD Philadelphia […]

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GA cuts domestic violence program funding

Here I was, minding my own business on twitter the other day when the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweeted a blog posting from one of their political correspondents, Jim Galloway.  I am not a strict follower of politics generally – but I religiously follow health policy news. Shameless plug: You can come […]

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The divorce diet and other ridiculous fads

The Divorce Diet and other ridiculous (but effective) weight loss strategies US News reported the dramatic weight loss of former reality TV star, DeShawn Snow. If you remember, Deshawn was on season one of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) but her contract was not renewed. It is speculated that […]

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