by Pam Coyle
Harry Burn listened to his mother.
In doing so, he gave Tennessee the deciding signature to support women’s right to vote. Tennessee was the final state needed for ratification of the 19th Amendment, “a perfect 36,” as the Volunteer State’s role became known. Extending the vote to women became law of the land nationwide on Aug. 26, 1920.
Since 1971, Aug. 26 has been by Congressional designation “Women’s Equality Day.” A year earlier, women had joined together to demand equal opportunities in employment, education, and 24-hour child-care centers as part of a nationwide strike.
We’ve seen progress, [...] Read More
This year All About Women created the “Inspiring Women” Scholarship to honor AAW founder Sally Smallwood for her work to serve the health needs of women. This scholarship offered $2,000 to a group of women that endeavored to make positive, long-lasting changes in their lives over the course of one year. We have selected a deserving group to receive this scholarship, so please join us in congratulating…
Tied Together Smoking Cessation Project!
Eleven women who graduated from the Martha O’Bryan Center’s Tied Together will continue their education about raising healthy families by embarking on the next step to wellness: quitting smoking.
Participants will work together [...] Read More
By Rebecca Taylor, M.D.
Summer has finally arrived, which means the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are the strongest they’ve been all year. Unprotected overexposure to these rays can burn the eyes’ corneas and cause painful, temporary blindness. To prevent this risk, Tennessee ophthalmologists − medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions – urge you to wear sunglasses and hats when enjoying time outdoors.
Many years of unprotected exposure to the sun without eye protection can contribute to cataracts and macular degeneration and even lead to tumors that may require surgical removal. A lesser-known [...] Read More
By Pam Coyle
I sit too much. I blame work and Netflix.
Sitting too much has some serious consequences, as researchers have discovered. People who sit for long periods – whether in front of the television, computer or steering wheel – significantly increase their health risks.
Stepping outside is one of the easiest ways to introduce more movement. Gardening, a walk to the corner store, a stroll around the block with the dog, a game of catch in the park – such moments improve circulation and thinking. They can be the foundation for lasting, healthy lifestyle changes.
How about dancing – or at least [...] Read More
By Ellen Margulies
There are certain situations you know to be unsafe: Having access to an ex-boyfriend’s number after a few glasses of wine. Grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Bcc’ing anyone on any email, ever.
But then there are those situations where you might find yourself having to be the savior. Would you know what to do if someone were choking? Would you recognize a child drowning (hint: This doesn’t resemble anything you’ve seen in cartoons). If a tornado devastated your community, would your family have an emergency plan?
These are unpleasant things to think about. They’re also necessary things to think [...] Read More
All About Women is hosting two free events this summer! For the first event, AAW is teaming up with Faith Family Clinic to host a health fair on June 29th at Connection Pointe Church. On August 29th we are working alongside Metro Schools and Alignment Nashville to put on the 2013 annual Parent University at Trevecca Nazarene University.
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by Clare Bolds
Although I’ve always had a fair complexion, every year when the weather gets nice I am struck with an inexplicable feeling that my skin has magical properties that make it immune to sunburns. Every year, my delusion is shattered into a million pieces and I stock up on sunscreen. Then winter hits and I get sunburn amnesia once again, mentally building up to next spring’s annual charring.
A few weeks ago, some friends and I headed out into the sun for cocktails, hats, and horses – also known as Steeplechase. It was a chilly spring in Nashville, and this [...] Read More
This is National Women’s Health Week, and All About Women is marking it by offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to a group of women who want to make positive, long-lasting changes in their lives.
The “Inspiring Women” Scholarship was created to honor AAW founder Sally Smallwood for her work to serve the health needs of women.
Applying groups must consist of three or more women. Examples include family, friends, neighbors, coworkers or classmates who will work together over the course of one year to make a positive change in their lives. There is no maximum number of participants, but proposal cost cannot exceed $2,000.
Examples of positive changes include [...] Read More
All About Women thanks Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam for declaring May 12-18, 2013, as Women’s Health Week in Tennessee, highlighting women’s struggle to meet their own health needs. During this week and year-round, All About Women connects women with free, engaging resources to balance their lives and improve their health.
Stay tuned for an exciting announcement next week about a new way All About Women can help you achieve your health goals!
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Walgreens is partnering with the AARP to host a wellness tour. They will be traveling to Walgreens locations around the US to provide free tests, assessment, education, and consulting services. The free tests include total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index, body composition, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, real body age and body weight.
Here are some dates for the Middle TN area:
Thurs., April 11, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Walgreens Drug Store, 1804 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN
Fri., April 12, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Walgreens Drug Store, 826 N. Main Street, Shelbyville, TN
Sat., April 13, 10:00 am [...] Read More