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Cowabunga! Rough Waters for Health Reform

August 14, 2010
True story. I'm sitting on the beach with my kids earlier this week having a relaxing vacation in California and two buff twenty year old surfer dudes come over and say they are from "Grassroots Company," or some such thing, and they want my signature to repeal health care reform. Sometimes, there'...
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5 Things Employers Should Know about Breastfeeding

August 11, 2010
Under health care reform, all employers are required by law to accommodate the needs of breastfeeding employees. But ignorance about breastfeeding still prevails in the workplace. Here are the basics that every employer should know. Please send it to your boss, your HR director, and anyone who is in a position to support women breastfeeding when they return to work.
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Question of the Week: Will my premiums be lower if I'm healthy?

August 10, 2010
QUESTION: I am an active person. I exercise and eat right, maintaining a healthy life style. I have been doing so for more the 3 years now. Will my premiums be lower because I am staying healthy? There are two main insurance company practices to discuss when it comes to this question: health status...

SUGAR ALERT – Do you know how many calories you’re drinking?

August 9, 2010
Hi everyone, I’ve been looking at some research about sugar in drinks and I had to share some of it with you. The amount of calories and sugar so many of us are drinking, probably without even realising it, is truly shocking. The recommended amount of sugar for adults is somewhere between 5 to 9...
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Cancer Schmancer!

August 5, 2010
Hiya MomsRising members! It was such a pleasure to meet MomRising’s own Donna Norton in DC last week with Secretary Sebelius and to be able to connect with all you fabulous moms out there by video . Being a mom is one of the toughest, but most important and rewarding jobs a gal can have. And since...
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Raising Healthy Eaters

August 2, 2010
Sometimes the hardest part about getting your children to eat healthy food and fight child obesity is getting them to choose the healthy food option. Here's the behavior methods that show you the way to guide them to healthy food choices
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Question of the Week: Small business and premium rate hikes

August 2, 2010
Q: I work in a small business. We just learned that our premium is going up 33% so we will need to go with a different, less expensive plan with less generous benefits. Will the Department of Health and Human Services ever be looking to scrutinize these types of rate hikes to see if these rate...

Question of the Week: I'm unemployed, husband's with a small business

July 27, 2010
I have been unemployed since December 2008, and my husband works for a very small company with 5-6 employees that does not offer healthcare. Will health reform mandate all employers, regardless of size, to provide healthcare? Health reform does not mandate that small employers offer coverage to...

Dutch Study Pumps Breastfeeding, Support Still Lacking

July 21, 2010
I write, occasionally, about breastfeeding and bottlefeeding. I try, when I do, to present a balanced approach. It is challenging at times - to reconcile the choices I've made personally with my own children, with evidence-based studies and information that seems to come out regularly pointing to...

Join us for a live video conversation with Secretary Sebelius tomorrow!

July 21, 2010
Join us tomorrow for a fun and live streaming video event that you can participate in from your living room or your desk! We're bringing questions about health care reform from MomsRising members straight to the world's expert on health reform -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen...
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