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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:

People with ASD don’t […] Read More

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

Feast on new nutrition labels

Feast on new nutrition labels

By Ellen Margulies

On a road trip recently, I bought a medium-sized bag of chips to share with my sister when we stopped to refuel. It was about twice the size of the little bags you pack for a lunch.

We shared the chips while driving, and after the bag was emptied, I was folding it up to dispose of it when I glanced at the label. Number of servings: 3.5. Seriously?? We were supposed to share that with 1½ other people? Instead of being an adequate, albeit unhealthy, snack, it would have been just enough of a taste to miff everyone. […] Read More

AAW Health Fair on March 22nd!

AAW Health Fair on March 22nd!

 

Join us for our first annual AAW Health Fair! There will be almost thirty different service providers in attendance, and they all want to help YOU! So come out on Saturday for a foot massage, hearing tests, food, and much more. We have tons of door prizes to give away, so make sure your name is in the running! […] Read More

Apply Now for the Inspiring Women Scholarship!

Apply Now for the Inspiring Women Scholarship!

Do you want to be healthier, but don’t have the resources to reach your goal?
 

For the second year in a row, All About Women is launching the Inspiring Women Scholarship! Last year the scholarship went to the Tied Together Smoking Cessation Program, and empowered a group of women to fight against their tobacco addictions. AAW is proud to announce that there are even more funds available for deserving groups of women in 2014. This year we will be giving out three scholarships – two for $2,000 and one for $1,000.
The “Inspiring Women” Scholarship was created to honor AAW founder Sally Smallwood for […] Read More

Self-Acceptance, the Pre-Requisite for Change

Self-Acceptance, the Pre-Requisite for Change

by Tash Weddle

The New Year is upon us and if you’re like most people, you’ve probably set some kind of resolution to get healthier, decrease body fat, or just feel better physically.  I commend you on your desire for healthy change. Unfortunately, if you’re like most people you won’t be sticking to your new found behaviors even into February.

Why is it that so few can hold onto their conviction long enough to see their New Year’s resolutions come to fruition?

I have a couple of theories:
1) Paralysis by analysis.
Sometimes people get so caught up in finding the perfect plan and the […] Read More