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All About Women's August Health Fair

All About Women’s August Health Fair

All About Women is hosting one more health fair in 2014, and this time we’re bringing our services to the Edgehill Community! As always, all of the services at this health fair are completely free and open to the public. If you are interested in getting a mammogram, you can arrive as early as 7:45 a.m. to ensure your spot on the day’s schedule. 

 

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July Marks National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July Marks National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

by Leah Jennings

Growing up, mental health was something we did not discuss in our household. In so many words — or a lack of words altogether — I learned seeking help for your mental health state was a sign of weakness, that it was for people who had too much time on their hands and that it was not to be discussed. Learned coping mechanisms included repression and remembering that my ancestors had it much worse than me.

I neatly tucked this view of mental health in my subconscious and carried it with me through the agonizing years […] Read More

All About Women's July Health Fair!

All About Women’s July Health Fair!

Please join us on Saturday, July 12th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. for a FREE Community Health Fair! We will be in the gym behind Connection Pointe Church, 3016 Nolensville Pike. Check out the flyer below for more information.

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Men’s Health Month: How To Take Care Of The Men In Our Lives This Month (And Every Day)

Men’s Health Month: How To Take Care Of The Men In Our Lives This Month (And Every Day)

By Leah Jennings

With work, our kids’ schedules and everything in between, sometimes the last people we think about are ourselves (have you seen your hair lately?) and the men in our lives. Thank goodness for reminders like Men’s Health Month in June to help us pause and re-calibrate our focus on some of the most important people to us: our husbands, fathers, sons, brothers and friends.

Here are four ways you can encourage the men in your life to be the healthiest they can be:
Schedule his annual checkup for him.
If your husband, dad, brother or male friend is […] Read More

Dispose of Your Prescription Drugs – Safely – To Help Fight Rx Abuse

Dispose of Your Prescription Drugs – Safely – To Help Fight Rx Abuse

by Kaelan Hollon and Marlene Sanders

When it comes to household safety, most people think about checking the smoke detectors or electrical outlets. Few people think about prescription and over-the-counter medications, but taking, storing and disposing of your medicines safely are important parts of keeping your home safe.

Prescription medications, when used correctly, are critical to improving and extending patient health. But medicines misused or abused can be dangerous and even deadly. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often through the medicine cabinet.

One of the most helpful ways to help fight prescription […] Read More

Carlos, Bruce Lee, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Carlos, Bruce Lee, and Autism Spectrum Disorder

by A. Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., BCBA

I met Carlos* for the first time during lunch at his high school. He approached directly, introduced himself, and asked what I brought to eat. This sounds like standard introductory behavior, right? Here is why it was not.

Carlos walks quite fast – almost runs, and he leans forward as he walks in a way that makes you think he is going to topple right over. Instead of slowing down as he approached my personal space, he barged right in and only stopped a few inches from my face. He grabbed my hand, shook it quickly, […] Read More

Autism Awareness

Autism Awareness

by Amy Moseley
What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects 1 in 66 children and 1 in 42 boys.  While the focus is often on children with ASD, it affects individuals across their lifespan. ASD is a “spectrum disorder.” That means ASD affects each person in different ways, and can range from very mild to severe. ASD can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.
Common Myths and Misconceptions
As a mom, there are many misconceptions about my child that I encounter on a regular basis. Some of the ones that I hear most often are:

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Distracted driving may not be what you think

Distracted driving may not be what you think

By Ellen Margulies

When I first considered blogging about this particular topic, I have to admit to feeling the tiniest bit smug.

I mean, really, it’s not as if I were some bubble-headed teenager driving and texting — I can barely text on dry land. But I had a thought-provoking drive after work recently.

As I exit my office parking garage, the driver in front of me sits there as one, two, three chances to turn right come and go. I tap my horn with the heel of my hand, not in a “move your expletive car, you expletive […] Read More

Women Who Inspire

Women Who Inspire

Please join us for this year’s annual Women Who Inspire Celebration! We will be hosting a silent auction as well as a wine tasting courtesy of Red Spirits and Wine. All proceeds will go to All About Women to fund free health fairs and the Inspiring Women Scholarship program. You can purchase a single ticket for the event, or you can become a sponsor starting at $100. Click here for more information about sponsorship.

 

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Affordable Online Education

Affordable Online Education

by Dr. Kimberly K.  Estep

Are you considering going back to school to complete a degree? Whether you hope to kick off a new career or advance in your current one, online education is overflowing with opportunities, flexibility, and convenience for the 21st century student.

A host of colleges and universities offer online degree programs, but not all are created equal. Affordability is a priority for just about everyone; many online programs are costly, and some can even saddle students with tens of thousands of dollars of debt. Here are some tips for navigating your choices:
Tuition and Fees
It […] Read More