HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities

Today we are proud to announce the release of the report by the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities. We have had the honor of serving as co-chairs of the interagency Federal Working Group since March 2012, when President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum to address two overlapping challenges to the health and wellbeing of communities across the United States: the effects of HIV/AIDS, and the … [Read more...]

“Twelve Core Problems – 12 Steps of Recovery”

  Restore me to balance in body, mind, and spirit. Remove everything from my consciousness and body that is not in perfect alignment with your loving plan for me.   Here is a Summary of the Dynamics: 1) Resisting feeling things fully This dynamic is based on experiences of having been overwhelmed by intense feelings when we were very young. To avoid the experience of overwhelm, we make the inner decision to resist feeling things fully. This dynamic is based on the illusion … [Read more...]

Dr. Marisa Weiss – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life and work of this survivor turned thriving philanthropist for all women that have suffered the challenges and fears of a disease that affects millions of women every year; BREAST CANCER. An actual breast cancer oncologist herself, with over twenty years of active practice in the Philadelphia region, this Woman is regarded as a visionary advocate for her innovative and steadfast approach to informing, empowering, and treating … [Read more...]

Celebrating International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

May 23 marks the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. And this year is also the 10th anniversary of the Campaign to End Fistula, a collaborative initiative launched by UNFPA and partners to prevent fistula and restore the health and dignity of the millions of women and girls affected by this devastating but preventable condition. In December 2012, 167 countries from around the world co-sponsored a biannual resolution at the United Nations General Assembly that called on all … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Women’s Health Week (May 12 – 18)

    Why celebrate National Women's Health Week?   We all have a role to play in women's health. Women often serve as caregivers for their families, putting the needs of their spouses, partners, children, and parents before their own. As a result, women's health and well-being becomes secondary. As a community, we have a responsibility to support the important women we know and do everything we can to help them take steps for longer, healthier, happier lives. When is National … [Read more...]

‘Watching my daughter slip through the cracks’‏, a plea to Take Action!

My daughter was sent away from the hospital during a serious mental health episode. BC's hospitals need to start providing emergency care for kids in crisis. Last month, my 11 year old daughter Jeanette* was sent home from the hospital in the middle of a mental health crisis. She was hurting herself and her family. We begged the nurses to let her stay but still the hospital sent us away. Jeanette has bipolar disorder. Kids with bipolar can have sudden episodes of extreme depression … [Read more...]

Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, HIV discrimination over-ruled

As part of its Barrier-Free Health Care Initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached three settlements addressing HIV discrimination by medical providers over the past three weeks. Each of the settlements was reached under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities—including persons with HIV disease—in public accommodations, employment, transportation, State and local government services, and … [Read more...]

Why Heart Attacks in the Middle of the night?

Although there are many reasons for a person having heart attacks, from enlarged heart due to poor integrity of blood vessels to bad valves and other less common reasons. One of the most common heart attacks is the one they have in the middle of the night. A lot of people think it would be difficult to prevent heart attacks or it would take a long time or cost a lot of money or it would be a difficult life change. However there is a way to prevent the heart attack in the middle of the … [Read more...]

Women’s Health: 10 Things Doctors Won’t Tell You Before Surgery

The lead-up to a surgical procedure is usually dominated by an exchange of information between you and your surgeon. There can be so many details and so much to keep up with that you may not even realize how many potentially important ones are either being lost in the shuffle or actively swept under the rug.   Before you go under the knife, these are 10 of the things that you might want to make a point of asking your surgeon about. Their Board Certification Status – It usually … [Read more...]

Bhutanese Midwife, Thailand’s Experience: A notebook of ideas

LOEI, Thailand — After four days of trekking from his village by foot, a two-day bus ride across Bhutan, an international flight to Bangkok and a long van ride, Sonam finally arrived at this mountainous province in northeastern Thailand. The midwife from Gelephu, a small village in eastern Bhutan, was one of more than 20 Bhutanese health professionals selected to participate in a technical training on reproductive health care services. The programme, supported by UNFPA, is part of a … [Read more...]

Pakistan Independence Day – celebrated on August 14th!

  Pakistan Independence Day   Independence Day Date: August 14th!   Pakistan celebrates Independence Day as a public holiday.     The Independence Day in Pakistan is celebrated as the day when they got independence from the British rule and emerged as a separate nation. This day is also dedicated to all the martyrs, who risked their life so that they live in a free nation. Their Struggle will never be forgotten and the people there pray tribute to them … [Read more...]

Celebrating Community Health Center Week – August 5/11, 2012

Statement: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Community Health Center Week There are 8,500 health center sites across the country, treating more than 20 million people each year. They are the cornerstones of stronger communities. They also boost local economies, adding more than 25,000 jobs in the last three years. This year, as we celebrate Community Health Center Week and its theme of “Powering Healthier Communities,” we keep in mind that for 45 years, community health centers have … [Read more...]

RACHAEL TENGBOM – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is excited to Celebrate the Life of an Amazing Maasai Woman.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Rachael Tengbom     RachaelTengbom is a native of the Maasai tribe and founder of ‘Voices of Hope’, an organization that rescues girls in Kaljiado, Kenya, Rachael’s home town. Voices of Hope is based in Kennewick and provides Maasai girls with education and a safe place to live.   Her MISSION   "As a teacher in Kenya, Rachael … [Read more...]

Suffering from Sciatic Pain??? Here’s your answer!

Do you want to keep managing your sciatic pain... or End It, once and for all?! If so, keep reading and forward to someone you know who may need this also. Most doctors have no idea how to cure sciatic pain, so instead they try to "MANAGE" it. Not Good They tell you to rest and to take pain killers or muscle relaxers. A temporary solution. But pills just mask the pain and when you stop taking them the pain comes roaring back. Definitely not Good Then you have to go back to the … [Read more...]

The Courtney Project.org is Taking Action with Fabian Morales!

  The video will be available for order along with the beautiful PML Awareness Lapel Pin.     With a Donation of $25 or more to The Courtney Project The Courtney Project.org you will receive a copy of Courtney's Story written by Reginald Todd Hewitt and your very own awareness pin to show your support!     Fabian Morales, a Colombian born Film Producer/Director has graciously offered his time and many talents and has become the newest member of Team … [Read more...]

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