Just Marriage

https://flic.kr/p/s5hPpK byTed Eytan, on FlickrEveryone I know is so excited about the Supreme Court decision making same –sex marriage legal in all 50 states! When I first heard the news I was pretty excited. I couldn’t believe that after so long, the fight for same sex marriage is now over. However after the decision was announced, I saw a post on Instagram saying that “God is disappointed.”  All I could think was, will this decision cause a backlash from religious organizations? Keep reading…

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Over the Rainbow

https://flic.kr/p/eVUzDD]06262013 - SCOTUS DOMA 53 by JoshuaMHoover on FlickrThe debate over a controversial topic that has been a subject of much contention over the years has finally come to an end. As of June 26th 2015, “same sex marriage” officially became legal in all 50 states. The news sparked all kinds of social media activity such as #LoveWins and #GayIsOK on Twitter and Instagram, as well as many geofilters on Snapchat that read “Making History” with symbols of “equality” in Pride colors. This is empowering to the LBGTQ community to know that so many people are talking about their success as a community. Keep reading…

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Men-Yasa: Why Guys Should be on the Yoga Mat

fitness training athletic sporty man doing plank exercise in gym or home concept exercising workout aerobic.

Thousands of years ago, yoga was designed and practiced by men, for men. In a lot of ways, women are just crashing the party. If you think yoga isn’t physically demanding and has zero benefits, then you should keep on reading and hopefully the reasons below will be appealing enough to get you to try it. Keep reading…

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Introducing Shaoleen!

shaoleenHello everyone! My name is Shaoleen and I am ecstatic to announce that I have joined the team at the Center for Young Women’s Health as the new college intern. I am currently a senior at Brandeis University double majoring in Biology and Health Policy with a minor in Politics. I aspire to become a physician, who is actively involved in both the policy and medical aspects of empowering women to take full ownership of their bodies. I am thrilled to be a part of CYWH because they champion and advocate for reproductive health education among young girls and their families through many avenues.  Keep reading…

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PCOS and Gluten-Free Diets

PCOS BlogYou might hear a lot of your friends, or even family members talking about gluten-free diets. Perhaps you have even heard that a gluten-free diet is beneficial for women with PCOS. It’s no surprise that you have heard so much chatter about gluten-free diets because almost 20% of adults buy or consume food labeled gluten-free, even though only 8% have an actual medical reason to avoid gluten. Keep reading…

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14 Brands of Bottled Water Recalled

water-bottleTwist the cap off and take a sip of refreshing water. I honestly don’t really give it much more thought. That was until now. According to the news, a California based company (with a plant in Pennsylvania) came forward and announced that they were recalling spring water that was bottled at their Pennsylvania plant between June 10th– June 18th of this month (2015) due to a possible E. coli scare. It turns out that this company distributes bottled water under 14 different brand names. Although there were no reported cases of an E. coli outbreak, the company decided to voluntarily recall the water out of concern for consumers.  E. coli is a strong bacteria that can cause severe nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramps and can lead to dehydration. Keep reading…

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Managing Your Medications in the Summer

pill-containerSummer vacation is a time when teens can usually feel more carefree. No more homework. No more lectures. No more structure! However, if you are taking medications for your health, structure is very important.

There are many reasons why teenagers take medicine. Some teens take daily medicine to improve their mood, manage diabetes or other medical conditions. Others take medication every day for a few days or a week to get better after an illness. Keep reading…

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I Hate Sunburn

Applying SunscreenThe end is finally here! I’m beyond excited to leave school and start my summer vacation. I already have so many plans and goals I want to achieve during the summer. I’m so ready for the feeling of the warm sun hitting my skin, how cold the ocean water will feel on my feet, and those amazing memorable days at the beach.

I’ve learned the hard way that sunburn damages your skin and can even cause skin cancer.  I used to forget to apply sunscreen and then I would end up being outside for a lot longer than I thought I would be, Keep reading…

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Owning Your Mistakes

Couple fighting. A young man is apologizing,he's being ignoredEveryone makes mistakes. However owning up to those mistakes may be more difficult for some people. It may seem easier to dismiss your behavior instead of confronting the truth and owning up to your mistakes. Avoiding reality may put a strain on your relationship with someone and it may be the cause of unnecessary stress and concern. So when is it the right time to admit that you’re wrong and what are the benefits to doing so? Keep reading…

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How do I help a friend who is self-harming?

Depressed TeenI have three close friends that I hang out with every single day. I don’t consider them my friends anymore, they are more like sisters. We do everything together. There is never a day that we are not hanging out.

The day I found out that one of my friends was self-harming I couldn’t believe it. I was in shock but mostly I was angry. How did I not know that one of my best friends was hurting herself on purpose? Keep reading…

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