House Study Committee on Health, Education, and School-Based Health Centers

During the 2015 General Assembly session, the Georgia House approved HR 640 creating the House Study Committee on Health, Education, and School-Based Health Centers.  This study committee is exploring ways to expand Georgia’s school-based health centers to meet the needs of under served children and youth in our schools. The study committee met on September […]

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Illuminating Global Goals for Sustainable Development

This is a big week for global anti-poverty efforts.  Later this week, world leaders will gather in New York City at the United Nations to ratify the Global Goals for Sustainable Development, a framework to end extreme poverty for the world’s poorest people.  Rock star Bono of U2 fame and co-founder of the ONE Campaign […]

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Odyssey of the Mind Is In The Air

The teams work for months.  A team member has an idea so huge that she cannot sit down.  She gestures wildly and pantomimes what it will look like in action.  That sparks the next kid to stand up with an add-on he just thought of, and soon the whole team is laughing and shouting over […]

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Senate Women’s Adequate Healthcare Study Committee Schedule

The schedule for the Georgia Senate Women’s Adequate Healthcare Study Committee has been announced.  It is as follows: Meeting 1:  September 14, 2015, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at the State Capitol Room 450 Meeting 2:  October 6, 2015, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon, at Georgia Regents University, Augusta Meeting 3:  October 26, 2015, 9:00 […]

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Senate Women’s Adequate Healthcare Study Committee

In 2015, the Georgia Senate approved Senate Resolution 560 creating the Women’s Adequate Healthcare Study Committee.  Members appointed to this study committee include Sen. Renee Untermann as chair, Sen. Greg Kirk, Sen. Dean Burke, and Sen. Nan Orrock. The Senate Women’s Adequate Healthcare Study Committee will hold it’s first meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015 […]

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Striking for Equality

Do you remember the day women across the country went on strike?  Me neither.  I was four months old when it happened, but it was the largest protest for gender equality in U.S. history. Betty Friedan and the National Organization For Women organized the nationwide Women’s Strike for Equality on August 26, 1970.  Ninety major […]

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Dreams of Summer

I am a soccer mom.  Like soccer moms worldwide, I watched the Women’s World Cup with my daughter this summer and talked with her about how those women on the field were once youth soccer players just like her.  Little girls with big dreams worked hard as they grew up and became young women living […]

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A Taste of Georgia at World of Coke

Is there another soft drink besides Coca-Cola?  In Georgia there is not.  When I was a kid, the words Coke and soft drink (or soda, for those north of the Mason Dixon line) were synonymous.  When you went to a restaurant and ordered a meal, you would ask for a Coke to drink.  The waiter […]

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Please Look Again

Did you know it takes only 10 minutes in the scorching Georgia summer sun for the temperature in a car to reach deadly levels?  Each summer we hear heartbreaking stories of busy, distracted parents who accidentally leave their sleeping children in their car seats only to find them dead of heatstroke hours later.  Just this […]

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Water Safety is Making a SPLASH in Georgia

Georgia summers are HOT, and a trip to the lake or pool is a great way to keep cool this time of year.  Water safety is on all of our minds, especially as we play in the water with our little ones.  There were 129 child drowning deaths in Georgia between 2009 and 2012.  That’s an […]

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Walking for Bone Health: South Georgia Edition

When our post, Walk Georgia for Better Bone Health hit the blog, I got an email from Commissioner Susan Whiddon.  She asked, “Are you still taking trail suggestions?  We need some information on the website about South Georgia.” I wrote back, “You’re right.  We do need some information on the website about South Georgia.  Whatcha […]

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Osteoporosis Affects Men Too

May is National Osteoporosis Month.  Take steps now to improve bone health for yourself and your family. Think osteoporosis is just a woman’s disease?  Actually, it is not.  In the United States, one in four men over age 50 will fracture a bone because of this disease.  When it comes to men’s health, prostate cancer […]

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