Health

Sometimes my posts are health related. I can’t guarantee the accuracy of what I write. So please consult your doctor or your own encyclopedia for a second opinion.

I’m all about health promotion. Really!

August 7, 2013
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I’m all about health promotion. Really!

If you have explored this blog at all, you might wonder where are all the health posts. Over the past year most of my posts have been about politics..and this is supposed to be a policy and health space. I apologize. Please believe that I do engage in health¬†promotion on a daily basis.¬†I work for…

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10 (no 11) Self-Checks Women Should Do.

August 27, 2012
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10 (no 11) Self-Checks Women Should Do.

I just read the article.. 10 Self-Checks Women Should Do Every Morning | Healthy Living – Yahoo! Shine. and found it to be helpful. (The comments are hilarious!) They missed one important thing to check.. Our Breasts!! (maybe you don’t have to check your breasts every morning?..but in that same vein do you have to…

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Learning from “The Interrupters” of Violence in Oakland

February 11, 2012
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Learning from “The Interrupters” of Violence in Oakland

"The Interruptors" (@theinterruptors) is a documentary by Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz that follows the work of an organization called CeaseFire (@CeaseFire_IL) and it's efforts to fight violence on the streets of Chicago.

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A lesson in Health Prevention..and privilege.

January 18, 2012
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Few of us expect to be confronted with our own mortality during the course of your average workday, but that’s exactly what happened to Bill Weir last Friday, January 13th. In Los Angeles to interview renowned cancer specialist and preventive medicine proponent, Dr. David Agus, Bill underwent a battery of tests to show the Nightline…

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Oakland residents honor MLK by gathering to stop the violence.

January 16, 2012
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Oakland residents honor MLK by gathering to stop the violence.

Regeneration Church and Reverend Harry Louis Williams II, hosted "Stop the Gunfire- MLK Day Gathering" a grassroots program hoping to find a solution towards reducing the violent crimes in Oakland.

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Sean is for Oakland, small business and local artists.

January 14, 2012
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Sean is for Oakland, small business and local artists.

Sean Sullivan holds an informational gathering while supporting a small Oakland business, Inkwell Studio, artists and an event for black nurses. Read all about it!

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GAH! .. Adventures in Hypertension

September 18, 2011
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GAH! .. Adventures in Hypertension

Who has a lentil recipe? Who has a lentil recipe? It had better be good, I'm a picky eater. :)

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Parents fight to keep kids healthy.. AWESOME!

September 8, 2011
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At last nights First 5 Regional Parent Meeting I was inspired by the earnestness, dedication and energy of the parents working to make a difference. I wanted to bottle it up and take it with me!

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Up and Down .. Adventures in Hypertension

September 8, 2011
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Up and Down .. Adventures in Hypertension

I am sure you heard someone say.."Man I'm stressed..my blood pressure is up" or "You making my blood pressure go up!" Well they are lying!! Okay it might be true, but they don't know it. Learn more about Hypertension in this post! :)

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145/90 ..Ouch!! Adventures in Hypertension.

August 30, 2011
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145/90 ..Ouch!!  Adventures in Hypertension.

The number scared me. I need to be scared..and to stay scared. Fear is a great motivator.

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