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This is a forum to discuss HEALTH in a constructive way.  Please share your opinions, and links to other resources, to help us figure out this important "hot button" issue.

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Well it's about time. I have always thought that school lunches should be better. In some cases it is the only meal that a child gets.

(from EAT UP: Raising The Quality Of School Lunches)
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WEEKLY POLL: MAMAS, Do you understand what’s in the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., “Obamacare”)?

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BROAD STROKES: Old Broads Teaching New Lessons

I got the call last week that my grandmother had had a stroke and was in the ER waiting on a room in the neurology unity.  To be honest, my first thought was, “Well, that’s it then, it’s the beginning of the end for sure.”  She will be 97 in January—so my less than positive ... Read more

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HALF-BAKED: Is Tan Mom Toast?

Remember the 80’s when we’d slather on Hawaiian Tropic, lie on a sheet of aluminum and bake until bronzed?  Of course, that was before we knew about the hole in the ozone layer and melanomas.   We all feel a little better with some color, but fake n bake is not okay-the Mayo Clinic says so! New Jersey ... Read more

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TAKE TWO ASPIRIN: Healthcare Law Goes To Supreme Court

Originally Posted 2/4/11: Does your head hurt?  If so, take two aspirin because here we go again…and it’s nearly impossible to follow all of the healthcare ups and downs. Didn’t we already finish with this mess? Not everyone was happy, but at least is was kind of over. Now, all we care about is if my ... Read more

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BIRTH CONTROL: Administration Makes Accommodation For Birth Control Coverage

Since we are the ones that actually give birth, we thought MAMAs should share their opinions on this hot button issue. The new healthcare law now requires health insurers, not religious employers, to cover birth control prescriptions. Even before the new accommodation, several states already have a similar policy. So, how do you feel about insurance companies being ... Read more

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TAKE CARE OF THE TA TAS: Have you scheduled your annual mammogram yet?

Lady Gaga hasn’t taken over the White House?!  It’s pink because it’s breast cancer awareness month.  Our KID-Os need us to be healthy, so go get your boobies squeezed MAMAS!!! MOMism:  ”Don’t fight like a girl!”  We are strong women, so this is a fight we need to win, ladies. We’ve got too much to ... Read more

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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW?: August Book Review for Kids

FIRST GARDEN: THE WHITE HOUSE GARDEN AND HOW IT GREW By Robbin Gourley For the last few weeks my daughter has had the same breakfast every day: a 4 cheese pizza Hot Pocket and a Dove bar.  Then she and her sister go to Summer school and I go to work.  She has asked me recently ... Read more

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NANNY STATE: Michelle and Deb Talk Breastfeeding on Fox & Friends

MAMAs are having a national debate about breastfeeding…instead of talking about how to lock ‘em down or hoist ‘em up!  First Lady and MOM-in-Chief, Michelle Obama, has made it her mission to combat childhood obesity and inform parents about key touch points in a child’s life where healthy choices are important.  Point one: breast is ... Read more

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TAKE TWO ASPIRIN: Healthcare Law Goes To Supreme Court

Does your head hurt?  If so, take two aspirin because here we go again…and it’s really impossible to follow all of the healthcare ups and downs.  Didn’t we already finish with this mess? Not everyone was happy, but at least is was kind of over. Now, all I care about is if my health insurance ... Read more

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EAT UP: Raising The Quality Of School Lunches

Yummy – salisbury steak, canned peas and tater tots.  Brain food? If we want our kids to be the next Bill Gates, the donut and pork rind diet is not going to get that done.  An estimated 3 million children live in homes where they frequently skip meals or go without food all day. So, ... Read more

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