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Cervical Health Awareness: Women Should Stop Putting their Health on the Back Burner

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The month-long observance is sponsored by the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) as a way to raise awareness of issues related to cervical cancer, including HPV, as well as emphasize the importance of early detection. In addition to raising awareness of the importance of cervical health, it is also important to reinforce how critical it is for women to put themselves first long enough to ensure they are healthy. In the midst of makin… [Read More]

Embrace the Pale: Messages About Sun Damage Need to be More than Skin Deep

As a fair redhead, I learned at a young age that I'm never going to be tan regardless of how "in style" it is to be golden brown. In my teens, I decided the best thing to do was embrace my pale skin and lather on the sunscreen to protect myself. Yes, I own bottles that say SPF 100+ and wear them religiously. I even have a daily regimen that includes sunscreen, and so should you! Although most of the country is still in the middle of winter, it's a new year, and time fo… [Read More]

Grateful for a Toilet: A Call for Sustainable Sanitation Awareness

There is a shortage of toilets in the world. To be more precise, about 2.5 billion people do not have access to a toilet. That is one in three people in the world who live without access to sustainable sanitation. I have four toilets in my house. To some, that may be a luxury, to others, a privilege. I have rarely worried about not being able to find a toilet. There have been times when I was annoyed about the "trouble" I had to go through to find a toilet while traveling. But I can… [Read More]


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