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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Celebrating LGBT History Month

October 22, 2015
To honor LGBT History Month and mark what a historic year it has been for LGBTQ families, we chatted with the Family Equality Council about what else we have left for achieve for LGBTQ equality when it comes to healthcare, workplace protections (including paid sick days & paid leave), housing,...
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Nueva regla de vivienda protege a las mujeres más vulnerables de acoso sexual en su casa

October 22, 2015
Un hogar debe ser un refugio y un lugar de comodidad. Pero para muchas mujeres sus propietarios son una fuente de temor, exigiendo favores sexuales, junto con el dinero del alquiler. Este tipo de acoso sexual no es frecuente en el ciclo de noticias pero sucede habitualmente, justo por debajo del...
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Death By a Thousand Cuts

October 21, 2015
I grew up solidly middle class. So much has changed since then. We expect more. Two cars, not one. More than one television per household. Air conditioning, not fans. All the new gadgets. What has also changed is that health care costs have soared. Cars and housing take up a larger percentage of...
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WIC: #StopTheCuts to Protect Women and Children!

October 19, 2015
Many of you are probably familiar with WIC—the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children—and what a vital role it plays in ensuring healthy, nutritious diets for families facing financial difficulty. However, did you know that in addition to providing a healthy food...
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Ideas to Encourage Each Other to Use Preventive Care

October 18, 2015
3 John 1-2 (NIV) says, “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” Hum… in the household of faith, we recite that scripture so often. I think most of us truly believe the Word of God is true and we believe God to...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: One Conversation

October 15, 2015
Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. In order to bring awareness to this day, yesterday's chat was dedicated to it. The #OneConversation chat happening on social media was created to ignite discussion around barriers and stigma that keep Latinos from talking openly about HIV and AIDS with...
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Wellness Wednesday Recap: Celebrating Breastfeeding in the Hispanic Community

October 8, 2015
We are in week 3 of celebrating Hispanich Heritage Month on Wellness Wednesday. This week, we had the pleasure of having Young Women United, MHP Salud, Bi-National Coalition, California Breastfeeding Coalition, Esperanza Health Center, PASOs, HealthConnect One, Pretty Mama and NAPPLSC as guests. It...
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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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