December 30, 2011

New Year’s Resolutions, with a helping hand from Uncle Sam

If asked, most of us could come up with a handful, if not all, of the most popular New Year’s resolutions Americans make.  For starters, think “be more healthy” and you should come up with at least a few of the top ten: quitting smoking, getting fit, drinking less alcohol, and losing weight.  As we’ve […]

June 30, 2011

Decreasing Cigarette Smoking: Are Graphic Labels the Answer?

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proudly announced a bold public health initiative to impact smoking behavior.  Nine new graphic pictures, with warnings, will be required on every pack of U.S. cigarettes sold and in every cigarette advertisement by September, 2012. “These labels are frank, honest, and powerful depictions of the health […]

May 19, 2011

In Celebration of Community Partners in Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Although teen pregnancy rates have declined, there is still work to do.  Today, 3 out of 10 girls get pregnant by the age of 20 and the U.S. continues to have the highest rates of teen pregnancy among comparable countries (CDC, 2011). So we welcome May as Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month.  And we welcome a […]

October 6, 2010

What can PSA’s do to help limit America’s cancer risk?

Is anyone in America unaware that cancer is a significant risk to our lives?  If we don’t know someone personally affected, we’ve read about Patrick Swayze or Michael Douglas. September played host to national awareness for at least five different forms of cancer.  This month is devoted to National Breast Cancer Awareness.  But even as […]

June 17, 2010

One Door. Two Door. Red Door. Blue Door.

Any metrosexual female worth her salt knows about the Elizabeth Arden Red Door.  But until last week, this one didn’t know about the Blue Door. That’s because I don’t live in Detroit.  In Detroit, everyone knows that the Blue Door stands for the Detroit Public Schools “I’m In” campaign, selected June 8th for the prestigious […]

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