In October 2016, Planned Parenthood turned 100 years strong. Planned Parenthood was founded on the revolutionary idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams — no ceilings, no limits. Learn more about how 100 years of care, education, and activism have changed everything.
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Martin Luther King once told us that when the night is darkest is when we can see the stars most clearly.
There is nothing in the Constitution of the United States that protects U.S. women from discrimination. Ironically, we have insisted that other countries, such as Afghanistan, include such a provision! Equal Means Equal
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The Freedom Caucus, led by our own Representative (R) Mark Meadows, is against the American Health Care Act (AHCA) because the bill does not deliver on the group’s promise of fully repealing “Obamacare” (ACA). Specifically, the Freedom Caucus wants to strip the ACA’s coverage for Essential Benefits, which are listed as (See Healthcare.gov):
URGENT- the time is now for you to help pass the Equal Rights Amendment. This is our last chance in NC until 2019. Send two emails, one to the House Rules Committee, the other to the Senate Rules Committee. Just copy, paste, send…. and thanks.
(Hendersonville, NC)….9 March 2017…. The Free Clinics invites our community to join our HealthWays team and help make Henderson and Polk Counties healthier places to live, work and play. HealthWays is a new pilot site of Microclinics International that improves community health by building on the premise that healthy living is contagious. HealthWays will create a local model of “viral health” building upon existing social networks of friends, families, neighbors, and colleagues and nurturing dynamic peer-to-peer learning and support.
In 1961 the Supreme Court, under Chief Justice Earl Warren, unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a jury selection system that discriminated against women on the grounds that “women are at the center of home and family life.” The observation reflected dominant social values at the time, but the Court was unable then to see how such values thwarted the promise of equality for women implicit in the Constitution.
Providers and the Community Response to Opioids – Blake Fagan, Mountain Area Health Education Center ( MAHEC )
Last month we explored the reasons for the opioid crisis and the serious potential for addiction with the use of opioids. As providers, we have become acutely aware of the crisis because of the exponential rate of opioid overdoses and overdose deaths in our community.
Since 2000, cellist Yo-Yo Ma has brought together musicians from all over the world with his Silk Road project.
Video of the performance after the screening by part of The Silk Road Ensemble. The concert on YouTube The Trailer for the Music of Strangers Yo-Yo Ma, Kathryn Stott – Ave Maria (J.S. Bach/ Gounod)
Since 1994, programs supported through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) legislation have infused federal dollars into state and local efforts to prevent, investigate, and prosecute domestic violence and sexual assault and help survivors rebuild their lives.
Are you are suffering from knee osteoarthritis that is keeping you from participating in the activities you love? Are you looking for non-surgical options for treatment?
Corinna Wood, Director, Southeast Wise Women and Friends
WMC News: New Research on Sexism in Media, Religion, Single Mothers in Malawi, Talking Sex, WMC Live & More
There is agreement among voters that social media followed by cable news and broadcast news are the top places that they see the most sexist treatment of women candidates and elected officials, according to research conducted during the final days of the U.S. presidential election. Continue reading
When it comes to wealth and education levels in Western North Carolina, the region is sharply divided in ways that could have substantial political implications.
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Morning sickness does not have a stellar reputation. You’d be hard-pressed to find a woman who recalls nausea or vomiting during pregnancy (morning sickness) with fondness. Yet a new study finds that there may be an “upside” to these symptoms: a lower risk of miscarriage and stillbirth.
Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) studied a group of approximately 800 women, all of whom had experienced at least one or two prior pregnancy losses, and found that those who experienced nausea (with or without vomiting) had fewer pregnancy losses. Continue reading
Know the Signs
Domestic violence is often more than just physical abuse. It encompasses sexual, emotional, economic and psychological violence. Initially, identifying the signs of an abusive relationship can be difficult, especially if the abuser uses subtle tactics to gain power and control. It is very common for survivors to recognize the beginning of the abuse as the first time the abusers hit them, but really the cycle of violence may have started early on in the relationship. Perpetrators tend to be charming and very convincing when exerting power and control tactics. However, understanding common occurrences or patterns in an unhealthy relationship and being able to begin an informed conversation is a major step to healing and helping others to join in understanding why and how domestic violence occurs.
This fall, WWD-F is developing some exciting programs at its Hillcrest Resource Center.There will be some practical workshops and classes for the residents, including a course in soap making, a doula training for residents, and GED tutoring classes. We have also partnered with the Manna Food Bank to run a monthly food pop-up for the community that provides fresh produce and other grocery items to families in need.
The HRC is also expanding its Get Fit Hillcrest initiative by offering a variety of workshops and opportunities for residents to get serious about their health through diet and exercise. And new on the horizon is the Hillcrest Youth Initiative, a week-long after-school program for middle school youth.
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