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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Now…Part 2 of a 4 Part Series with Dr. Lisa Newman

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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Now…Part 1 of a 4 Part Series with Dr. Lisa Newman

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Becoming the Healthiest Version of Myself – Young, Busy, and Aware!

In all of my twenty-six years on earth, I just started eating avocados in 2018! So by no means will this blog be “healthier than thou.” A few months ago, I went to my primary care doctor for some routine testing and a physical exam. Since I have been working full-time on diabetes prevention, I
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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Who Knew?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Have you ever heard of it? Do you know what it is? Do you know if you have it? Why is this condition such a secret when between 5% and 10% of women of reproductive age (18–44) are affected, and as many as 5 million women in the U.S. may suffer from it?
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Black Women’s Health Imperative Publishes Its First National Health Policy Agenda to Educate and Empower Black Voters

WASHINGTON, D.C., (September 14, 2018)– Today, the Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI), released the first national policy agenda on Black women’s health priorities entitled, Black Women Vote: The 2018 National Health Policy Agenda (the Agenda), to ensure the health needs of Black women and girls are addressed at the federal and state levels during the
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Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your Life. – How You Can Get Involved

Now that you know more about prediabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes, find a program near you so you can get the support you need to change your lifestyle and change your life. If you live in one of the counties below, contact our partner organization to enroll in a Change Your Lifestyle. Change Your
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Women’s Health Advocates Applaud USPSTF Decision To Retain Co-Testing in Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

Co-testing (a combined Pap and HPV test) has been shown to be the most effective screening strategy for early disease detection. WASHINGTON – Today, leading women’s health care organizations expressed support for the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) decision to retain co-testing (a combined Pap and HPV test) in its final cervical cancer
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BWHI – Honoring the Life and Legacy of Aretha Franklin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2018  CONTACT:  Lydia Sermons (301.526-0374) Antonice Jackson (734.812.4423) WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Black Women’s Health Imperative issued the following statement in honor of the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin. “The Black Women’s Health Imperative joins with our collective community in mourning the death of Aretha Franklin, the
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No More Shame: CPTSD, Me & You!

I can feel it in my entire body. Sometimes it happens at work. A wave of panic and I’m overwhelmed by emotion. My stomach is in knots, and I can feel the tears in my eyes starting to form. In that moment, I’m no longer the adult typing away at my computer. I’m thrown back
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Spread the word – Type 2 Diabetes Can Be Prevented!

I am amazed at how much we have learned about managing and preventing type 2 diabetes over the past few years. I recall a time —which now seems like not so long ago — when I wondered why more attention wasn’t given to a condition that appeared to be totally devastating our communities. Now, diabetes
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No Skimping on Myself, No Running on Fumes

After years of fighting to provide more meaningful platforms to help increase awareness of racism in government, academia, and philanthropy, I was beaten. The choice seemed simple. I would ditch my social justice career for something light and fun. I needed more joy and less pain in my life. As I relayed these sentiments to
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Bearing the Burden of Being a Black Woman in America

Five women went out to do what thousands of women do on a nice spring day—grab their clubs and go out for a round of golf. What makes this different is that these five women are Black. They are dues-paying members of the golf club. And they were threatened with police action if they didn’t
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