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How Obamacare Helps in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

October 23, 2013
Para leer este artículo en español, haga clic aquí . Two of my maternal aunts suffered from breast cancer when they were in their 50s and 60s. And while their story had a happy ending because they have lived for decades passed their diagnosis and treatments, this has not brought me comfort...
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Cómo ayuda Obamacare en la lucha contra el cáncer de senos

October 22, 2013
To read this article in English, click here . Dos de mis tías maternas sufrieron cáncer de senos entre sus 50s y 60s y aunque sus historias tuvieron un final feliz, porque ambas son sobrevivientes desde hace décadas, esto no me alivia la incomodidad que me asalta cada vez que escucho sobre el tema...
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When Healthy Food Access is an Issue for Babies: New Video Explains "First Food Deserts"

October 22, 2013
Improving healthy food access for children is important work. But what about babies? We know that in so-called food deserts, health outcomes are impacted when residents lack easy access to the most healthful foods. In the same way, when babies miss out on their most healthful first food--breast...
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Mom vs. Sugar

October 22, 2013
Although I love the month of October for changing leaves, cooling temperatures, apples, cider, and squash, there is also a sense of dread that comes over me. Along with the ghosts, spiders, and vampires, there is a bit of unease about the upcoming battle between a mom and the candy industry. As...
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TAKE ACTION: 31 Million Children

October 16, 2013
Yesterday was my son, Ethan’s, 7th birthday, and it wasn't a sure thing he'd make it this far. I wanted to take this opportunity to share my family's story with the Wellness Wonder Team to give you an idea of why I have become so passionate about the need for a better healthcare system in the...
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The Children of Head Start

October 16, 2013
As an assistant Head Start teacher, I see the impact of the program every day. Our program in Chicago has children who would continue to have rotting teeth and no childhood immunizations without the support and requirements of the program. Children who are non-communicative, developmentally delayed...
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Standing with the President for the Affordable Care Act

October 11, 2013
It’s really hot in the Rose Garden and I am standing behind President Obama, trying not to fidget. I don’t know where to look, so I stare at the back of his head. It’s a nice head. He’s talking about the Affordable Health Care Act, which everyone can start signing up for today, October 1. When I...
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New USDA Meal Plan for Children: One Step in the Right Direction

October 11, 2013
Disclaimer: The information, recommendations, and inspirations found on this post are not intended to replace the advice of a qualified health care professional and are not intended as medical advice. They are solely for the purpose of sharing knowledge and information from the personal experience...
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TAKE ACTION: Your Voice is Needed!

October 10, 2013
It's inescapable. Talk about healthcare reform is everywhere we look this week. From social media, to TV ads, to the newspaper—the whole country is abuzz over the new law. There's been a lot of positive news—like the record-breaking over 7 million people who visited in the first...
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BB Found Her Voice and is Telling Her Story. #StopTheStigma

October 9, 2013
BB's brought you the story of advocacy , the story of global responsibility , and now it's Babushka's story that you will read. Queeee??? JU SO FONII!!! Of course I wrote the other stories and shared them through my eyes, but this one My Beautifuls is a very real and personal tale that affected BB...