Tamiflu is NOT the Drug of Choice to Fend Off the Flu

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Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is approved for treatment of uncomplicated influenza A and B in children one year of age or older. It is also approved for prevention of influenza in people 13 years or older. It is part of a group of anti-influenza drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors, which work by blocking a viral enzyme that […]

Prevention In Mind: 6 Tips for Transitioning into Fall

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September is often seen as the beginning of the fall season and is considered a “joint season” in Ayurveda, because it is a vulnerable time of year when it’s easy to catch a cold or get sick if your life is moving too fast or is out of balance. Slowing down from a busy, fun […]

5 Ultimate Skin Savers All Year Round!

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Want to prevent skin cancer, premature wrinkles and other signs of aging? Protect your skin year-round from the sun’s damaging rays. “No matter the time of year, sun safety is a must for healthy skin,” says Susan Chon, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at MD Anderson. “Don’t let cooler temperatures fool you. […]

My Challenge to the Media

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I am predicting that in addition to the Olympics, the story of the summer will be the trial of Jerry Sandusky. The trial began in early June and is sure to keep the media talking for months to come. From the daily rehashing of testimony, the hours waiting for a verdict, and on to post […]

Response to Stop Telling Women How to Not Get Raped

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Recently an article was published on EBONY titled Stop telling Women How to Not Get Raped. The piece goes on to detail the need for anti-rape campaigns that are targeted toward men. The reason being that men are the majority of the ones committing these crimes and that it is inherently victim-blaming (and ineffective) to […]

The Power of Numbers

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In December, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a 124-page report outlining the prevalence of domestic violence and sexual assault in the United States as measured by phone surveys to over 16,000 households. For those of us who work at HAVEN, the report was not as noteworthy for its content as it was for […]

A Message of Thanks From HAVEN

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Dear ASK Readers, This holiday season, we are grateful that our mission holds a special place in your heart. Through your generosity and commitment, HAVEN was able to serve 29,203 women, children and men last year. We were able to provide resources and reassurance to over 6,000 callers to our toll-free, 24-hour crisis and support […]

Victory Over Violence: Why I Work In The Violence Against Women Field

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On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked our country and the twin towers came tumbling down. At almost that same time, a terrorist disguised as my daughter’s boyfriend/fiancé, began attacking her sense of security and our family’s towers of strength and peace came crashing down. Even after twenty years in full time ministry, numerous encounters of […]

Today Is National Wear Red Day – Help Women Prevent Heart Disease!

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Right now, think of five women that you love. It could be your mother, your grandmother, your daughter, your sister, and your best friend. Don’t you want to do everything you can to keep them safe, loved, and healthy? Today is National Wear Red Day hosted by the American Heart Association Go Red For Women […]