Women and Girls Taking Action in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

hivaids-banner_originalWomen and Girls are Taking Action in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Now it’s time for you to decide: What can you do?

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is a nationwide observance that encourages people to take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and raise awareness of its impact on women and girls. It is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice on Women’s Health (OWH). It helps organizations across the country come together to offer support, encourage discussion, and teach women and girls about prevention of HIV, the importance of getting tested for HIV, and how to live with and manage HIV/AIDS.

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed specifically on March 10 every year, but OWH encourages organizations to hold events throughout the month of March.

Find out what you can do! Read the OWH Director’s Dear Colleague letter (PDF, 166 KB).

Learn more about National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Colorful Fruits, Vegetables May Be Key to Cancer-Fighting Diet

MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) — Many cancer-fighting fruits and vegetables are at their nutritional peak in the fall, and it’s a good time to incorporate them into your diet, a nutritional expert advises.

For example, research suggests that eating an apple a day really may keep the doctor away, by helping to prevent throat, mouth, lung and possibly breast cancer, noted Stacy Kennedy, a senior nutritionist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Apples contain a nutrient called quercetin, which protects the cell’s DNA from damage that could lead to cancer.

“The key is to eat them raw and with the skin on. That’s where many of the nutrients are found,” Kennedy said in an institute news release.

Cranberries, another healthy fall favorite, are in season and at their nutritional peak now. Kennedy suggested stocking up on bags of cranberries and freezing them for use throughout the year, because there is evidence that the benzoic acid found in these berries may inhibit lung and colon cancer, and some forms of leukemia.

Among the brightly colored fresh vegetables that are available at this time of year are beets, carrots and parsnips. Kennedy suggests serving generous portions of these.

“The brighter and richer the pigment, the higher the level of cancer-fighting nutrients,” Kennedy said.

Dark, leafy vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are also important, she pointed out. People who eat plenty of these vegetables have lower rates of lung, prostate and stomach cancer.

“Kale is a top choice because it’s rich in phytonutrients called indoles, which stimulate liver detoxification and help fight cancer,” Kennedy said.

Orange vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, squash and pumpkins are all packed with nutrients called carotenoids, which have been linked to the prevention of colon, prostate, breast and lung cancer, Kennedy said.

Color is key to finding cancer-fighting foods in any season, Kennedy added. “Eating a plant-based diet is the best way to help lower your risk of cancer all year long,” she said.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute has more about cancer prevention.

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The Sassy MC Guests on The Diva Weekly Stategies For Success Show with Host, Bobbie Motter

Tune into the Diva Weekly Strategies For Success Show tomorrow at 8PM to catch The Sassy MC as guest with Host, Robbie Motter.

Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8PM on Blog Talk Radio.

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Robbie Motter is a Marketing/PR Consultant Certified National Speaker and Author. Robbie is the Senior VP of the American Seminar Leaders/Contacts Unlimited Speakers Bureau www.asla.com.  She serves as the NAFE Western & Mid Atlantic Regional Coordinator  www.nafe,com, and serves on many boards of directors across the country. She worked in top positions in Corporate America before starting her own company, Robbie Motter dba Contacts Unlimited in 1985. She has been a single mother raising three children all whom are grown now and all whom hold top executive positions.

The Sassy MC Guests on Chattin In Manhattan’s Life Under Construction Show with Host, Michelle Bianco

Catch Chattin In Manhattan with Host Michelle Bianco as she welcomes her guest, The Sassy MC to talk Sassy!

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Bringing Sassy Back Featured on Life Under Construction, with Host, Michelle Bianco, and Guest, The Sassy MC

Join Michelle Bianco as she welcomes Michelle Clower to the Life Under Construction Show. Michelle Clower is the President and CEO of Konsults Business Solutions, formed in 2009. She has over 15 years of experience helping corporations and individuals identify their areas of opportunity and implementing strategies to ensure maximum success. Konsults Business Solutions offers professional consulting services in Career and Executive Coaching, resume rewriting, direct hire placement, and strategic planning to both businesses and individuals. This company was built on Michelle’s innate “desire to inspire” and firm belief that companies are only as great as their employees.

In addition, Michelle is co-owner of Sassy Shirtz with her partner Teri Brunton. Michelle and Teri recognize what it is like for women today and the challenges to rise above obstacles and adversity, which motivated them to design the Sassy Shirtz brand to be an inspiration to all women.

Sassy Shirtz believes that everything is attitude and is dedicated to celebrating women and promoting Sassitude through their confidence boosting products, radio show, blog site, community outreach, and personal events and appearances.

Join Michelle and Michelle as they talk about ‘Bringing Your Sassy Back!

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Colorado Victims, We Pray For You

Our prayers go out to all the victims of the horrific shooting in Colorado. We pray for your loved ones, we pray for your community, we pray for a nation that joins in your sorrow.

And yet we rejoice in the bond of love that brings us all together at a time like this.

We don’t know what any day may bring, therefore we must live in love today and always.

God Bless.

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