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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Walk Georgia for Better Bone Health

May is National Osteoporosis Month.  Take steps now to improve bone health for yourself and your family. Lace up those shoes, and let’s take a walk! Walking offers excellent health benefits from muscle tone to cardiovascular strength, but for our purposes during National Osteoporosis Month, walking is a great way to protect your bones from […]

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Sweeten the Pot with Strawberry Preserves

A true Southern woman knows that one can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.  Nellie Duke is a true Southern woman. Miss Nellie has been the chair of the Georgia Commission on Women since 1994, and her sweet encouragement comes in the form of homemade jelly.  Meeting days find her roaming the halls […]

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Governor Deal Signs Safe Harbor/Rachel’s Law

May 5, 2015 continued the celebration of the 2015 Georgia General Assembly “Year of the Child” with Gov. Deal’s signature on SB 8 and SR 7, otherwise known as the Safe Harbor/Rachel’s Law.  Thank you and congratulations to Sen. Renee Untermann, Rep. Andy Welsh, and Rep. Chuck Efstration for your relentless support in bringing Georgia to this day. […]

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8 Steps to Bone Health

May is National Osteoporosis Month.  Take steps now to improve bone health for yourself and your family. In 2004, the Surgeon General declared osteoporosis to be epidemic in the United States, affecting 4.5 million women over the age of 50 nationwide.  In Georgia, osteoporosis causes 75 fractures every day and costs $1 million per day […]

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International Women’s Day 2015

The Georgia Commission on Women celebrated International Women’s Day on March 9, 2015 in the State Capitol Rotunda.  It was a fun event with speakers from around the world.     Photos by Sharon Baker

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Girls Are Picking Up STEAM

Did you celebrate Pi Day on March 14?  My family sure did, but we are totally geeky like that.  Judging from my Facebook News Feed that day, I have a whole bunch of nerdy friends too. Pi Day is celebrated by math fans the world over because the numerical representation of the day—3.14—is pi.  This […]

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International Outreach

The Georgia Commission on Women had the honor of hosting a delegation from Egypt touring the United States to learn more about our efforts for equal rights and opportunities for women.  Six women and one man were here to exchange ideas and find ways they can better advocate for women at home. We met for […]

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Advocates in Action

Have you ever called or emailed your Georgia senator or representative and wondered if it made any difference?  Do the messages you leave and emails you send go into some black hole or electronic version of “File 13”?  Do you not even bother to contact them thinking it doesn’t matter anyway? I’ll let you in […]

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Hello World!

Hello World! I love this phrase. It makes me think of things that are optimistic, forward looking, and hopeful. It conjures up the idea of awakening, new birth, and new beginnings. It is Mary Tyler Moore and SpongeBob SquarePants all wrapped up in two little words. I love the understated geekiness of it. It is […]

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