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MomsRising #WellnessWed end of the year Twitter Chat calendar!

October 31, 2014
Are you a fan of our MomsRising #WellnessWed Twitter Chats? Wednesday, November 5. Premature Birth Awareness Month with Guest(s): March of Dimes Wednesday, November 12. Pregnancy and baby oral health with Guest(s): Children's Dental Health Project Wednesday, November 19. Open enrollment healthcare...
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Moms Say Thanks to Mayors for Leadership on Connecting Children and Families to Health Insurance

October 30, 2014
** This post was written by Chuan Teng at the National League of Cities (NLC). It originally appeared on NLC’s blog CitiesSpeak . ** Moms have gotten wind of NLC’s Cities Expanding Health Access for Children and Families initiative (CEHACF) and are telling mayors “thank you” for taking the lead on...
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Nov. 4: It's All About Women

October 30, 2014
The other day I read a statistic that made me laugh a little. It said women’s issues are shaping up as the second-biggest issue among voters this year, behind only the economy. Really? I don’t think so. We are the economy. Women’s issues, family issues, are economic issues. And, as we know every...
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Beyond “The Talk”: New Research on Talking to Your Kids About Sex and Relationships

October 29, 2014
By Leslie Kantor, Vice President of Education, Planned Parenthood Federation of America October marks Let’s Talk Month, aimed at getting families talking about sexuality and relationships. For those of you who think you’ve got this covered, think again. New research shows that while most parents...
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Back on the Job: Employee Protections Following a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

October 24, 2014
The story is all too common. After months of fighting, it looks like you have finally overcome your breast cancer diagnosis. All that is left is for some follow-up treatments and to return to work. To your surprise, after having fought off breast cancer, you now find yourself in a fight with your employer over the nature of your return.
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¡Pídale al Congreso que continúe el financiamiento para CHIP!

October 24, 2014
¡Siempre se siente muy bien cuando una inversión ha valido la pena! Y este es el caso con respecto al Programa del Seguro Médico para Niños "CHIP". Fue aprobado en el 1997 con apoyo bipartidista de los Republicanos y Demócratas y junto con el programa Medicaid, ha ayudado a reducir el número de...
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Holding it together is overrated

October 14, 2014
I’m known as the oldest of seven, the product of overachievers, a hyper-competent “woman who always has answers and knows where she’s going,” the go-to girl–the one who always seems have it together. And as I move deeper into the second half of my life, I’m questioning how this affects me–what is...
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Current Policy Choices Aid Abusers

October 23, 2014
This post originally appeared on . We cannot separate support for domestic violence survivors from support for a robust safety net. is dedicated to demonstrating that we know how to dramatically reduce poverty; we just need to build the political will. Make sure to...
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This may not be Yelp, but these Obamacare reviews are worth reading

October 23, 2014
When I need to buy something, be that my bed sheets or a new phone, I comb through online customer reviews to help me determine what I want to buy. So why not do the same with health coverage?
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From Cuddling to Canvassing

October 14, 2014
Lately, our idea of a hot date is to fling ourselves onto the couch. Then my husband casts me a knowing glance. I nod. And the big turn on begins. With the touch of Casanova, he fondles not just one, but five remotes, as we settle in to enjoy the PBS series about Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor...
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