Friday, November 24, 2017

News on the Breast Cancer Front

A month can’t go by without hearing about a friend, or a friend of a friend’s, breast cancer scare or diagnosis. My heart sinks every time. The anxiety of not knowing can drive you insane. “Staying calm is easier said than done,” a friend reminds me. We like to empower you with information so that […]

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World AIDS Day: Don’t Just Blog/Tweet About It, Be About It

December 1st is World AIDS Day. A day where the bloggers and tweeters will wax eloquently about the importance of getting tested, raising awareness, and taking action. Can you imagine the progress we would make as a community if everyone who blogged, tweeted, or retweeted actually got tested? I challenge everyone to put action behind […]

A Welcome Sight in My Neighborhood #gettested #hiv #knowyourstatus

November 20, 2011 by  
Filed under health and wellness, hiv and aids

A welcome sight in my neighborhood.  My hope is that a lot of people got their free HIV test.  This is not a game.  We are dying here.  Don’t let Magic fool you.  You don’t have his health care or his doctors.  Get tested, know your status, and pass the message on to your loved […]

Are You An Organ Donor?

November 16, 2011 by  
Filed under health and wellness

It isn’t something I ever gave much thought to. While I’ve had my share of health issues, I’ve never had to rely on an organ donation to save my life. And I can’t imagine what it’s like to have to rely on someone else’s misfortune to save my life. It must be an unshakeable faith […]

Breast Cancer Awareness In Months Other Than October

October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  It was hard to miss.  My Twitter fam had their pink ribbon Twibbons, the National Football League was rocking pink nonstop and there was even a Lifetime movie dedicated to breast cancer.  I was in full awareness mode myself.  I hate cancer.  I had my pink Komen awareness […]

20 Years Ago Today….

Magic Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV positive 20 years ago today. I was in high school. I didn’t understand HIV/AIDS enough at the time. It scared the hell out of me though. And I certainly didn’t think Magic would still be alive today. But that shows you what faith, family, money, […]

Largest Collaborative Study on Black Women and Breast Cancer Announced

September 30, 2011 by  
Filed under breast cancer, health and wellness

On the eve of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I was pleased to read about a new collaborative study to look at black women and breast cancer. Compared to white women, black women are more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age and at a later stage for reasons we have […]

Grace and the Special Olympics

August 20, 2011 by  
Filed under children, health and wellness, life

Today I went biking, a new complement to my workout routine. Having been away from it for a couple of weeks, I was huffing and puffing my way through the park trying to get in my (close to) 10 miles. My attitude wasn’t the best. I might have actually been cursing the road under my […]

You Down With HIV?

I remember a comedian riffing off of Naughty by Nature’s song Other People’s Property (O.P.P.) Instead of the song’s hook, “You down with O.P.P.? Yeah, you know me,” the comedian would add his own words….”You down with HIV? Hell naw, not me!” That comes to mind on this 27th day of June, National HIV Testing […]

National Women’s Health Week!

National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. The theme for 2011 is “It’s Your Time.” National Women’s Health Week empowers women to […]

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