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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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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Why going natural is driving me insane

Disney hosted its annual Dreamer’s Academy event last weekend. The Academy is an annual youth enrichment program that supports the dreams of more than 100 imaginative teens every year. The program was designed to immerse the students in creative and non-conventional career opportunities and was created for high school students who […]

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Media Images: Timothy Bloom “Til the end of time”

The web is all abuzz about R & B newcomer, singer/songwriter Timothy Bloom’s new music video. ‘Til the end of time’ is a sultry love song, but what is most notable is the video’s costar, V. Bozeman.  More than a video model, V. is also a songstress and a bold […]

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A Conundrum: Big Breasts, Implants and Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post posted an article today outlining the top 25 reasons why a woman should not get breast implants (Link). The major headline last week was that women who get breast implants are susceptible to cancer, ALCL: anaplastic large cell lymphoma. While only a small number of women have […]

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Health Department posters just don’t work: 21st century public health

If you watch the popular Lifetime TV drama Army Wives, you may know that Joan, one of the leading characters, was recently diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). But did you know that two US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists were key consultants on the storyline about […]

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