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Recognizing and Talking about Grooming Tactics: A Primer

October 6, 2015
The Popemobile no longer plies America’s streets, and the crowds have long since dispersed from the grounds of the Philadelphia Art Museum after his last mass here, but Pope Francis likely remains top-of-mind for many people. For some of those people, it’s because his visit was a painful reminder...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Heart Disease and Diabetes in Hispanics

October 1, 2015
We are continuing with a focus on Hispanic Heritage Month and this week, we tackled heart disease and diabetes. Two killers in the Hispanic community that can be prevented. Our guests included Es Tu Diabetes , Bay Area AHA & Sofrito Media Group . Here's the Storify... [ View the story "#...
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Paternity Leave Empowers Dads to Help with Breastfeeding

September 30, 2015
Chinese University of Hong Kong recently implemented a policy allowing mothers breastfeeding breaks. The policy was criticized by an anonymous Internet user, claiming it’s “unjust to men.” The post went viral and became the subject of a backlash from other Internet users. Some said, “We’re sure the...
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Removing Roadblocks to Health

September 30, 2015
I’ve always been a healthy eater and pretty active. Wait. Let me take that back. I’ve always been conscious of the food I put in my body and the exercise I was or wasn’t getting. If I gained or lost weight, I usually knew the culprit (probably the same ones for you). And I’ve dedicated my career to...
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Sepsis Awareness Month: Rory's Story

September 30, 2015
When my son Rory died I met with a grief counselor. One of the first questions he asked me was, “Where do you feel the pain?” “I feel it everywhere,” I answered. “It’s right here on the tips of my fingers. It’s in my toes, it’s in my head, it’s in my heart. I feel it in my stomach, I stiffen…it’s everywhere.” That was in April 2012, my son had just died from sepsis. Rory scraped his arm while playing basketball on Wednesday and even though we brought him to his pediatrician and a leading New York City medical facility, he was dead on Sunday evening, April 1st, at 6.30pm.
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New Texas Law Aims to Improve Treatment of Pregnant Women in Jail

September 30, 2015
A new law took effect this month in Texas to open a window onto jail conditions for pregnant women. This new Texas law is unusual because it requires the government to compile and make available detailed information about jail policies and practices. Too often, when people try to get this...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Latin@s and Cancer

September 25, 2015
Hispanic Heritage Month has kicked off and with it, I've been thinking a lot about wellness as it relates to Latinos. I hope you'll join me for the rest of the month as we discuss health topics specific to this population and bring awareness to very important concerns. Like the fact that cancer is...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

September 10, 2015
On Wednesday September, 9th, MomsRising hosted the weekly Wellness Wednesday chat with a focus around suicide prevention. This is such an important topic. According to the Suicide Prevention Research Center, suicides consistently outnumber homicides. Suicide rate is trending up while homicide rate...
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Thoughts on Trump, breastfeeding, & #WomensEqualityDay

August 26, 2015
On August 26, 1920, women achieved the right to vote in the US, thus the Women's Equality Day. On this very special day, I want to do something that I rarely do--write a little bit about my thoughts on this heating presidential election. Living in America, I often have an illusion that we women are...
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Being Able to Get My Heath Data Helps Parents and All Caregivers

August 26, 2015
It’s back-to-school time, and busy parents are trying to cross everything off their seemingly endless checklists before the first day of school. One thing on many of those lists? Physicals and vaccinations. Many schools and sports programs require proof of children’s vaccinations and physician...
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