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Women’s History Month: Before Rosa Parks There Was Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin was 15 in 1955. She may have been young, but she knew her constitutional rights, and on March 2 that year, she stood up for her rights on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama when she refused to give her seat to a white woman at the bus driver’s command. Two white officers dragged […]

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Lucille Bridges: Hero of School Desegregation

Lucille Commadore was born in Tylertown, Miss., on Aug. 12, 1934. Her parents, Curtis and Amy Commadore, were sharecroppers, and her mother worked as a housekeeper.  Lucille stopped attending school after the eighth grade so she could help them in the fields. In 1953, Lucille married Abon Bridges, a mechanic.  She gave birth to Ruby […]

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Facing the Details of Death: Covid Casualties Force Many to Realize the Myriad of End of Life Issues and Paperwork

Covid deaths are surging. We see the numbers increasing on the news.  Yet the realities of these numbers remain abstract until one has to deal with the loss of life of a loved one or severe illness themselves.  The details surrounding death are not familiar to most people outside the health profession.  We don’t have […]

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Osteoporosis Won’t Wait For COVID-19

Are you one of the many women across the country who is delaying health screenings due to the threat of COVID-19? Bone density screening may be one of those tests that seems insignificant during this challenging time. Osteoporosis is a condition that does not manifest symptoms until a fracture occurs. The testing to diagnose this […]

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World Osteoporosis Day October 20

You may not have been aware that October 20th is World Osteoporosis Day. What does this have to do with you?  You might be one of the 10 million Americans who have osteoporosis or one of another 44 million individuals with low bone density.  Both conditions increase the risk of a sustaining a broken bone […]

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