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Pampering Event plus Grant Program Kick-off, Sept. 30, 8am-1pm

Pampering Event plus Grant Program Kick-off, Sept. 30, 8am-1pm

The Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is excited to announce their event “When You Look Good, You Feel Better,” Sat., Sept.30, Maplewood High School, 8am -1 pm.  See below to find out what fabulous pampering services will be offered that day, and how to schedule yours.  All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society

Also that morning at 10am will kick-off an exciting grant program focused on exercise and nutrition to reduce breast cancer incidents.  See below for additional information about that.

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Photos from our panel on getting the job you want

Photos from our panel on getting the job you want

Thank you to our panelists from:
• Goodwill Career Solutions, Middle Tennessee
• YWCA Dress for Success
• Tennessee Reconnect
• Nashville Public Library, Edgehill Branch
• Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

And to Mary Kay Cosmetics for the tips on how to look professional in minutes

Saturday, September 9th
MNPD Midtown Hills Precinct

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5 Reasons to Reevaluate Your Health Plan During Open Enrollment

5 Reasons to Reevaluate Your Health Plan During Open Enrollment

Ensuring you have the best, most affordable health insurance

We love the holidays. In between sipping hot chocolate and holiday shopping, we highly

recommend you reevaluate your health plan. Just like updating your wardrobe or getting your oil changed, your health plan needs to be examined once a year.

Why? Let’s look at five reasons.

 1. You might save money.

One of the reasons it’s vital to reevaluate your health plan every year is because you might save money.

The first reason you might save money is insurance carriers come out with new products and options all the time. There might be a better plan tailored to […] Read More

The 4-Letter Word That Could Change Your Life This Holiday Season and Beyond

The 4-Letter Word That Could Change Your Life This Holiday Season and Beyond

This time of year we all know that Santa is making a list and checking it twice.  Little does he know that this strategy he uses to pull off his 24-hour gift delivery without a hitch year after year is actually one that could help him ward off additional weight gain from the thousands of plates of cookies left behind by well-intentioned children.  How so?  Well, the key is wrapped up in a little 4-letter word known as plan.

Sure, we have all heard the advice around the holiday season to fill our appetizer plate at parties with mostly fruits and […] Read More

Type 1 Diabetes: A Life Changing but Manageable Disease

Type 1 Diabetes: A Life Changing but Manageable Disease

By Melissa Cross

In January of 2009 I thought I was doing well – in my job, in life and in my health.  I was slim and active and, except for some things that could be attributed to being in my early 50s, I felt good.  I heard about All About Women’s Health Fair at the Nashville Convention Center and thought I’d go to take advantage of the free osteoporosis screening, as my cousin had recently been diagnosed with it.

When I got there, the line for screenings was for all the different tests, so I went ahead and got them all […] Read More

Grant opportunities for women!

Grant opportunities for women!

Attention women entrepreneurs! We know that finding money to start a small business is hard, so we want to help. Visit WomensNet and apply for an Amber Grant. Recipients can receive up to 2,500 dollars.

To qualify all you have to do is fill out a short application telling your story. No business dream is too big or too small. A recipient is chosen each month.

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Vitamin D: Fall's Most Important Accessory

Vitamin D: Fall’s Most Important Accessory

As we prepare for cold weather by dragging out our thicker clothes, we must remember to also prepare for winter sickness. Today’s post is about vitamin D, perhaps the most important preventative tool for winter sickness and undoubtedly the most powerful steroid hormone in the human body.

Many Americans are deficient in vitamin D, especially the elderly and those with darker pigmented skin. Vitamin D is antibiotic, anti-microbial, and is technically a hormone since it can be produced in the body itself. Imagine the inside of your body as school, with vitamin D is the overzealous schoolteacher. Vitamin D is constantly […] Read More

Debunking Your Seat Belt Excuses

Debunking Your Seat Belt Excuses

By Amanda Brown

Wearing a seat belt seems like an obvious thing to do, right? Well, for nearly 14% of Tennesseans, it isn’t a habit. In an observational study commissioned by our office and performed by the University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research, only 86.2% of drivers in our state buckle up. I’d like to debunk a few of the myths and argue some of the seat belt criticisms I hear each day.

The first one I hear frequently is “I have an air bag.” Air bags are not a substitute for seat belts. Most air bags will not be beneficial […] Read More

Why is Lupus Known as "The Cruel Mystery"?

Why is Lupus Known as “The Cruel Mystery”?

By Tracy Rode, President and CEO
Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Capter

The Lupus Foundation of America recently added a tag line to its logo: “Help Us Solve the Cruel Mystery.” Today, cells are analyzed down to their DNA for use in planning treatments. So why do we still talk about a disease as a mystery? How does lupus still evade scientists searching for possible treatments and cures?

Lupus is a disease that provides no simple answers. First, it can be very difficult to confirm a diagnosis of lupus. Patients – 9 out of 10 of whom are female – often first visit […] Read More

Human trafficking in Tennessee? Nashville? My own zip code?

Human trafficking in Tennessee? Nashville? My own zip code?

By Ondrea Johnson
Director of Education and Community Relations End Slavery Tennessee

You’ve had a privileged childhood in a comfortable Nashville suburb. You graduated from a local private school and are accepted to the college of your choice. But the next thing you know you’re being bought and sold for sex?

That is exactly what happened for one human trafficking survivor we recently met.  The man who exploited her used a common lure among traffickers.  He became her “boyfriend.”  He sold her a dream; then he sold her for sex. At first his demands seemed harmless enough (“Let me take a nude photo […] Read More