Opinion and Commentary, Women's Interests

Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer: Is There a Connection?

Author: Belvidere Pharmacy
Dateline: Somerset, New Jersey (SOMERSET, N.J.)  | Thu, 09 Dec 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “From the blogosphere to mainstream media, there's been a recent-and disturbing-buzz on a connection between hormone replacement therapy and a higher risk for advanced-stage breast cancer in post-menopausal women. The recent media focus stems from a study published in the Oct. 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Practitioners from Belvidere Pharmacy and Balancing Health, both experts in women's health, examine the issue.”



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From the blogosphere to mainstream media, there's been a recent-and disturbing-buzz on a connection between hormone replacement therapy and a higher risk for advanced-stage breast cancer in post-menopausal women. The recent media focus stems from a study published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Practitioners from Belvidere Pharmacy and Balancing Health, both experts in women's health, examine the issue.

Hormone Therapy, or HT, is often used to treat women suffering from the effects of menopause. As a woman ages, her body produces less estrogen, progesterone and testosterone - creating an imbalance in hormones that often results in hot flashes, sleeplessness, vaginal dryness and fatigue, to name just a few symptoms.

The recent publication is part of follow-up evaluation from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study which began in 1991. Researchers collected data from more than 12,000 women, and found that there was an increase in breast cancer: 385 women on HT developed the disease, as opposed to 293 who took a placebo. The WHI follow-up shows marginally higher breast cancer death rates in the women who took combination synthetic HT.

Breast cancer is the most commonly feared disease in women, so a study of this type makes for a very newsworthy story. But in the wake of public concern, experts warn that the media has told only part of the story. For many patients, the amount of information available about HT is overwhelming, and this recent study in JAMA only adds to anxiety.

To understand the WHI study fully, it is important to understand the design and several key factors that temper the conclusions. A critical factor of the study was the TYPE and DOSAGE of hormones used - specifically, a fixed, oral dose of horse estrogens (Premarin®) and chemically altered progesterone (Provera®) was taken by all the participants in the group randomized to test the designated medications.

"Many times, when a study such as this is released, the media reports only the highlights, without presenting the limitations of those findings," said Mary K. Powderly, MD, a board-certified gynecologist and hormone replacement specialist who practices functional medicine with Balancing Health in Somerset, NJ. "With treatment as important as HT, it is critical to have all the facts as well as the knowledge to interpret the studies. It is also important to put these findings in perspective so as not to cause alarm. In terms of absolute rates, the risk of cancer is low."

"To be clear, there is a definite link between long-term use of synthetic and equine hormones and a small but significant increase in breast cancer risk," said Powderly. "This study demonstrates that the detection of breast cancer in those taking the drug was similar in cell type and grade compared to breast cancer in the no drug group but the drug group was more likely to have lymph node involvement. It is important to question why that was. For example, did increased breast density, a common side effect of excessive or unbalanced HT, factor in preventing early cancer detection. Also there is some evidence that synthetic progestins may stimulate growth of new blood vessels which could facilitate tumor growth and metastasis."

"These hormones are not bio-identical to humans," said Shara Rudner, president of Belvidere Pharmacy in North Plainfield. Rudner is a compounding pharmacist-a highly trained specialist who formulates custom medications for patients. She is an expert in hormone therapies for both women and men.

"Equine estrogens are extracted from the urine of pregnant mares, and medroxyprogesterone is a synthetic hormone-like drug," said Rudner. "They don't have the same chemical or molecular structure as the estrogens and progesterone made by the human body."

Rudner also pointed out that the equine estrogens and medroxyprogesterone in the study are given to patients orally, which has been shown to increase a patient's risk for blood clots, in addition to other health problems. An alternative, she said, is to give patients transdermal hormones - gels and creams applied easily to the wrist, where low-doses of hormones are absorbed through the skin.

According to Rudner, measuring the patient's hormonal level and replacing with transdermal, bio-identical hormone therapy (BHT), as needed, is the application of choice among many hormone specialists.

Powderly emphasized that the WHI study fell short on another very important fact. "Since a requirement of the study was for women to be at least 10 years post menopause, the average age of women in the study was 63. Thus, the study population was about a decade or two older than the average age of 45-55 when menopause begins. Since the primary risk factor for breast cancer is age, the older women were at higher risk. In women aged 50-59, the overall mortality rates with hormone therapy appeared to be slightly reduced."

Powderly also stressed that women need to conduct regular breast self-exams, have scheduled mammograms, follow up testing as directed, and to visit their physicians on a regular basis to monitor breast health.

For women in menopause, HT can help relieve or lessen symptoms such as night sweats, moodiness, sleeping issues, foggy thinking and more. Estrogen has been shown to improve cholesterol ratios as well as protect women from osteoporosis and colorectal cancer. "Estrogen must be balanced by progesterone," said Powderly. "The key is balance."

Powderly explained that hormone replacement is a specialty and, when conducted properly, relies on a highly individual approach to each patient. Before a patient is given a dose of any hormone, her own hormonal levels should be measured. No one would think about supplementing thyroid hormones without first measuring levels and following up with monitoring after the hormone was given. Why, Powderly observed, would ovarian hormones be any different?

For patients who want to explore the benefits of HT, it is important for them to find a board-certified gynecologist who is trained in integrative medicine. According to both Powderly and Rudner, proper HT care should include a complete evaluation of signs and symptoms, medical history, assessment of current hormone levels, development of a personalized plan to replace deficient hormones, and follow-up hormonal monitoring. Together, the physician and compounding pharmacist can monitor and tweak the patient's therapy, establishing and maintaining hormonal balance.

"Low-dose, transdermal, biologically identical HT can have tremendous benefits for many patients," said Powderly. "There is no reason why a woman shouldn't explore its advantages with a qualified physician."

About Belvidere Pharmacy:

Belvidere Pharmacy is a registered pharmacy in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and has been serving its community since 1959. Shara Rudner - a fellow of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, a fellow and regional director of the American College of Apothecaries, a fellow of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists and secretary of the New Jersey Academy of Compounding Pharmacists-has been owner and president of Belvidere since 1996. Under her leadership, Belvidere became an exclusive compounding pharmacy more than a decade ago. For more information about Belvidere Pharmacy, visit www.belviderepharmacy.com .

Belvidere Pharmacy has been a PCAB accredited™ compounding pharmacy since 2007. For more information about PCAB accreditation visit www.pcab.org .

About Balancing Health:

Balancing Health provides individually tailored, integrative health management. Areas of specialty include gynecology, endocrinology, anti-aging, primary preventative care, health education, pain relief and weight loss management. Medical director, Mary K. Powderly, MD, is a board-certified gynecologist and hormone replacement specialist. For contact information, visit www.balancinghealthnj.com .

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Entertainment, Women's Interests

Nuclear Engineer Wins 2011 MISS VIRGINIA USA Competition and MISS VIRGINIA TEEN USA Crowned

Author: KPJ Productions, Inc.
Dateline: Virginia Beach, Virginia (VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.)  | Wed, 10 Nov 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “KPJ Productions, Inc. announced today that Virginia Commonwealth University Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering candidate Brittany Poteet was crowned 2011 Miss Virginia USA this week at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach, VA.”



A R T I C L E:

KPJ Productions, Inc. announced today that Virginia Commonwealth University Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering candidate Brittany Poteet was crowned 2011 Miss Virginia USA this week at the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach, VA.

Poteet, 23, a resident of Richmond, VA bested a field of more than 25 competitors to be named MISS VIRGINIA USA and earned a spot to compete for the nationally televised 2011 MISS USA title to be held next spring. She will graduate in December with a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University. Poteet says that upon completion of graduate school she would like to " continue working in the field of Nuclear Engineering and promote the importance of science and mathematics to high school students."

She is also particularly interested in researching cancer treatments using naturally occurring enzymes and dietary changes.

"We are so proud of Brittany. She is beautiful, intelligent, tremendously well educated and a shining example of what young girls should aspire to be," said MISS VIRGINIA USA Executive Director, Kim Nicewonder Johnson.

"We could not have asked for a better representative," said Johnson.

Additionally, Poquoson resident and Poquoson High School Senior Susie Evans was crowned 2011 MISS VIRGINIA TEEN USA at the Sandler Center, Saturday evening.

Evans, an aspiring actress and film maker will compete for the 2011 MISS TEEN USA crown next summer. She won a special scholarship to the New York Film Academy in New York City at the event on Saturday night and was also the recipient of the congeniality award which is voted on by all the contestants.

"Susie is quite an exceptional young lady. I am excited for her and thrilled that MISS TEEN USA will undoubtedly open many doors for her film making and acting career."

More information: www.missvirginiausa.com .

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Insurance, Women's Interests

LTC Financial Partners Teams with eWomenNetwork to Provide Free Long Term Care Information

Author: LTC Financial Partners LLC
Dateline: Kirkland, Washington (KIRKLAND, Wash.)  | Thu, 23 Sep 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Women have special long term care needs -- but not just because they often come down with longer-lasting illnesses and disabilities. When there's no long term care insurance for a couple or family members, women typically end up as the default, unpaid caregivers. 'Lack of LTC insurance not only hurts women when they themselves need care,' says Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC.”



A R T I C L E:

Women have special long term care needs -- but not just because they often come down with longer-lasting illnesses and disabilities. When there's no long term care insurance for a couple or family members, women typically end up as the default, unpaid caregivers. "Lack of LTC insurance not only hurts women when they themselves need care," says Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP). "More often, it hurts them when they have to drop everything to care for another uninsured loved one."

The problem is, most women don't know this or fail to think seriously about it, Gott asserts. To address this issue LTCFP has teamed up with the eWomenNetwork to drive the message home. A special eWomenNetwork/LTCFP Web site, linked to the eWomenNetwork home site, has been set up at http://www.ltcfp.biz/ewomennetwork/ . It provides free information from a number of U.S. agencies and authoritative private organizations.

For example, according to studies summarized on the site --
* 80% percent of working caregivers reported emotional strain.
* 50% percent reported financial strain.
* 40% percent missed work on a regular basis due to the health needs of an elderly loved one.
* 41% of women interviewed who had been caretakers had been forced to quit their jobs or take a leave of absence.
* 37% said they cut back their working hours and gave up space in their own homes to accommodate loved ones needing care.

The site also gives information on the financial, physical and lifestyle impact on women who are not working, and offers guidelines on --
* Whether long term care insurance is appropriate for a woman's specific circumstances.
* Options for securing affordable LTC insurance when appropriate.
* Multiple-policy options, with cost and other benefits, for women who run businesses.

The site also includes a video presentation by Gott; and visitors may download a free special report, "Women and Long Term Care -- A Decade of Reports." It's available from a link at the bottom of a scrolling field on a "Facts" page.

LTCFP, based in Kirkland, Washington, is one of America's largest and most experienced long term care insurance agencies. For three years in a row, the company has been named one of American's 5000 fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, eWomenNetwork, Inc. is the fastest growing membership-based professional women's networking organization in North America.

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Women's Interests

New Long Term Care Insurance Service Focuses on Women and Those They Love

Author: LTC4women
Dateline: Port Orchard, Washington (PORT ORCHARD, Wash.)  | Tue, 11 May 2010

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PORT ORCHARD, Wash. -- Women live longer than men and are America's primary caregivers. Yet too often they sacrifice their time, jobs, savings and serenity looking after a debilitated spouse or parent. Furthermore, while attending to those significant others, they often neglect planning for their own care. 'This is a huge national problem,' says Jenny Fassett, President of newly-formed LTC4women, a limited liability company based in Port Orchard, Washington.”



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Women live longer than men and are America's primary caregivers. Yet too often they sacrifice their time, jobs, savings and serenity looking after a debilitated spouse or parent. Furthermore, while attending to those significant others, they often neglect planning for their own care. "This is a huge national problem," says Jenny Fassett, President of newly-formed LTC4women, a limited liability company based in Port Orchard, Washington. "Millions of women are suffering unnecessarily; and the whole economy is suffering too, through loss of productivity of the female workforce."

LTC4women was formed to help solve this problem. The company will act as an educational resource and intermediary between women and female long term care insurance agents. "These agents are naturally attuned to women's needs and specially trained to serve them," says Fassett. LTC4women is not a long term care insurance agency, and has no agents of its own. Rather, "We're communicators and matchmakers between women and state-certified agents serving all states."

LTC4women has formed an agreement with LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation's largest and most experienced long term care insurance agencies. "LTCFP has hundreds of female agents all over the country, so they're a natural partner," says Fassett. "We'll be referring women to them on a state-by-state basis."

Information is available on the LTC4women Web site at www.ltc4women.net .

On the site, women may learn --
* Facts about the special impact on women (for example, the results of a study reporting a high percentage of women forced to quit their jobs or take a leave of absence as a result of care giving).
* If long term care insurance is right for them (for example, whether in their circumstance they might be better off relying on a public program such as Medicaid).
* How to link up with a state-certified female agent in their area, if LTC insurance seems right for them or a loved one.

The female agents are equipped to recommend LTC protection for male family members as well as women. The site promotes "Vital protection for yourself and your partner, parents, and others -- to help protect your savings and pay for professional care when needed."

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Women's Interests

Long-Term Care: The Next Big Women’s Issue? Denise Gott, Predicting New Waves of Protest, Calls for Reform

Author: LTC Financial Partners LLC
Dateline: Thu, 16 Jul 2009

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Long-term care is getting a lot of exposure in the current health-reform discussions, but we ain't seen nothin' yet, according to Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) - one of the nation's largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies. 'Wait until the most-affected individuals get wind of what's in store for them; all hell could break loose,' she says.”



A R T I C L E:

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Long-term care is getting a lot of exposure in the current health-reform discussions, but we ain't seen nothin' yet, according to Denise Gott, Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) - www.ltcfp.com - one of the nation's largest and most experienced long-term care insurance agencies. "Wait until the most-affected individuals get wind of what's in store for them; all hell could break loose," she says.

Denise GottAnd who are those individuals? The millions who succumb to longer-lasting illnesses and injuries, requiring help with eating, toileting, dressing or moving around?

"No," says Gott. "It's the women who end up caring for them. They're the ones suddenly forced to provide 24/7 assistance to their husband, parent or other loved one who can't function on their own anymore." A majority of women will eventually need long-term care themselves, "but they tend to live longer than men, and social norms still consign females to the care giving role. So they're the ones who have to sacrifice their futures when they're still relatively young and fit, with years of productive, enjoyable life still to live."

Long-term care insurance would free women from this forced care giving, since it provides funds for professional nursing home or in-home care, "but the vast majority of women have no long-term care buffer. No policy for their husband or mother or father, let alone for themselves." Ordinary health insurance doesn't cover long-term care, nor does Medicare. Medicaid does, but only for the less affluent who lack assets.

The media's recent attention to long-term care centers around the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act of 2009, which would create a public insurance program for adults who become functionally disabled. "But the benefits would be less than half of those provided by a typical private policy, and they wouldn't kick in for five years," Gott says. "This could be better than nothing for lower-income people, but inadequate, in my opinion, for the middle class. Women would still be saddled with significant care giving chores."

A better solution would be "significant new tax incentives to help people buy private LTC insurance on their own, tailored to their needs," Gott attests. "Women should be screaming about this to their representatives in Congress. Their futures depend on it."

Also, the talk shows should be talking it up, Gott says. "I'm surprised Oprah, The View, and 60 Minutes aren't all over this."

Forced care giving has an economic as well as lifestyle downside. "Household income dwindles whenever a woman has to give up her job for unpaid care duties," says Gott. "Multiply that by the millions of women affected, and think of the drain on the economy. It extends into the billions." Tax breaks for long-term care insurance, "would be a great federal investment, helping us pay for other aspects of health reform."

More information: http://www.ltcfp.com.

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Women's Interests

The New Protector of Independent Women: Long Term Care Insurance

Author: LTC Financial Partners
Dateline: Fri, 16 Feb 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “(c) Send2Press.comKIRKLAND, Wash. - Feb. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As a growing number of women live alone, millions must look out for themselves without a partner to assist them. They can handle it, but what if they have a spell of bad luck, like Paula Taylor? Ms. Taylor, a single professional woman, suddenly found herself in a wheelchair after an accident, unable to walk or work for several months. 'How can independent women like Paula look out for themselves when they're incapacitated?' says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC.”



A R T I C L E:

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Feb. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As a growing number of women live alone, millions must look out for themselves without a partner to assist them. They can handle it, but what if they have a spell of bad luck, like Paula Taylor? Ms. Taylor, a single professional woman, suddenly found herself in a wheelchair after an accident, unable to walk or work for several months. "How can independent women like Paula look out for themselves when they're incapacitated?" says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experience long term care insurance brokerage.

Cameron Truesdell (c) Send2Press"Where does the money come from to get them though the down times?" Both sexes need long term care insurance, he says, "but women have a special need."

*(Photo Caption: LTC Financial CEO Cameron Truesdell.)

He points to sobering U.S. Census Bureau statistics:
    * Working women make only 77 cents for every dollar earned my men.** Their lower pay makes them less able to salt away emergency funds.

    * More than half of all women 15 and older, 51%, say they live without a spouse.** They don't have that significant other, with that second income, to supplement their own earnings and savings.

    * Women, married as well as unmarried, tend to outlive men, making married women vulnerable when they suddenly become single. At 85 and older, twice as many women as men are still alive.**
(** According to the latest Census Bureau findings.)

Luckily, Paula Taylor had a long term care insurance policy to help with care expenses not covered by ordinary health insurance. Seeing first-hand the value of the protection, she became passionate about helping other women, as well as men, "be aware of the need to consider long term care in their financial planning," as she puts it. She earned certification as a long term care insurance broker and is now a Partner in Truesdell's organizations.

During this period she bought a second policy because she didn't think she had enough coverage. This turned out to be fortunate. Recently, as fate would have it, she had another accident, breaking her leg a second time. "Someone ran a red light and smashed my car," she says. "Yes, my beautiful new Prius. Not so bad; no one hurt."

But that's not the end of the story. "The tow truck driver gave me a ride home. When getting out of the tow truck, I did not realize how high it was and essentially stepped into air. Fell to the ground onto my leg. I hoped for a sprain but got a small fracture. Small but big enough to disrupt my life again." Her two long term care insurance policies were in place to cushion the blow. Though unable to walk or drive, she can work; and her policies allow her to hire help so she can perform her duties at home. "Without that help, I would have to go to a facility. No one wants that."

As more women like her face crises and bounce back, long term care insurance is available to help them, says Truesdell. "It's becoming a tool of self-reliance as America moves away from traditional forms of support, whether provided by a partner or government."

Information on long term care insurance is available at LTC Hotline, manned by Truesdell's organization: www.ltchotline.com.

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Women's Interests

W the women’s show ‘Holiday Greetings’ to Feature Tips from Daniel Green on Finding Fashionable Comfort for The Holidays

Author: Quorum Productions
Dateline: Mon, 20 Nov 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Need an alternative to sore feet after hours of holiday entertaining? Then you shouldn't miss the special episode of W the women's show 'Holiday Greetings.' The hit Quorum Productions television program will feature an expert from Daniel Green Enterprises showing women how to blend comfort and fashion into their busy holiday schedules.”



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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Need an alternative to sore feet after hours of holiday entertaining? Then you shouldn't miss the special episode of W the women's show "Holiday Greetings." The hit Quorum Productions television program will feature an expert from Daniel Green Enterprises showing women how to blend comfort and fashion into their busy holiday schedules.

Daniel Green Enterprises is an expert in the comfort category. Their comfort shoes are designed for entertaining and incorporate a fashion forward appeal that continually meets the needs of today's woman.

"Women do not have to sacrifice comfort for fashion," says Coleen Hanley of Daniel Green Enterprises. "Women should not feel limited to high heels, especially during the holiday season when comfort is key in order to enjoy our time with family."

W the women's show "Holiday Greetings" will feature a variety of fun and informative tips to help make this special season more enjoyable and less stressful! The show will air nationally on WE Women's Entertainment, and other targeted networks.

About W the women's show
Created by Quorum Productions, this fast-paced half hour show transports women to the "non-fluff" zone, offering heartfelt, in-depth, relevant, one-on-one interviews and stories highlighting the triumphs and challenges that women face. Each episode offers viewers helpful ideas and timely information that make their lives easier and more enriched. This segment on Daniel Green is produced by Rachel Jarret.

About Quorum Productions
This Florida-based production company is nationally renowned for creating excellent quality programming that educates and informs in an entertaining and compelling manner. Their shows are geared towards disseminating vital solutions to life's problems. These programs not only touch the hearts of their viewers but help them make important decisions which impact their lives. Guests on Quorum Production shows such as W the women's show have included representatives from AARP, Upromise Inc., AutoNation, P&G, Sanofi-Aventis, TIAA-CREF, Dell, Inc. Kimberly-Clark, jockey International, Merck and many others.

For additional information about getting your companies stories on W the women's show, please contact Caroline Pace, Executive Director of Programming, at carolinep@quorumproductions.tv or call 954-571-5221 ext 107.

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Women's Interests

How-To Site Offers Single Moms Free Advice

Author: singlemamahood publishing
Dateline: Thu, 14 Sep 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, Ill. - Sept. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- singlemamahood.com, a new blog and toolkit, launches with a Free Advice service for single mothers -- moms who are unmarried, divorced, widowed or separated. The singlemamahood(TM) mission is 'reducing drama for the single mama.'”



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CHICAGO, Ill. - Sept. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- singlemamahood.com, a new blog and toolkit, launches with a "Free Advice" service for single mothers -- moms who are unmarried, divorced, widowed or separated. The singlemamahood(TM) mission is "reducing drama for the single mama."

single mom motivator Kelly WilliamsIt is the brainchild of Kelly Williams, a single mom, motivational speaker, parent educator and author of Single Mamahood, Advice and Wisdom for the African American Single Mother (Citadel).

*(Photo Caption: single mom motivator Kelly Williams.)

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, while fewer teens are having babies, the number of single moms is growing. The center reports more than two-thirds of African American new mothers are unmarried and the percentage of all women in the U.S. giving birth who do not have husbands exceeds one-third.

"There is plenty of debate about moral, societal and economic issues surrounding single mother-headed households. Meantime, single mamas are dealing with the here and now. singlemamhood.com does not encourage women to become single moms, it deals with single parenting as a fact of life and provides practical support," Williams said. "Single moms want to be good mothers; singlemamahood.com is in essence an easy-to-access toolkit to help them."

A single mama herself, whose son is now in college, Williams is writing her second self-help book for single moms. The website is her answer to numerous requests during her parent education workshops and seminars for a source for affordable, realistic, timely advice.

Williams' first book, Single Mamahood, is an acclaimed down-to-earth guide that features real stories that teach single moms that by realistically challenging obstacles, they can raise children who are self-assured, happy and healthy. Psychologists, readers, reviewers and workshop attendees praise Williams for her candid, forthright suggestions and common-sense advice on topics such as school problems, finances and relationships.

Through singlemamahood.com, churches, corporations and organizations serving single mothers can book special events, keynote addresses and motivational speaking engagements with the website's founder.

About singlemamahood

Kelly Williams, motivational speaker, parent educator and author, launched www.singlemamahood.com in September 2006. Williams, single mama to one son, has a master's in journalism from the University of Missouri. She can be reached at kelly@singlemamahood.com.


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Women's Interests

Ohio Woman is the First African American to Head Jewish Organization

Author: Cookie Lommel
Dateline: Wed, 01 Mar 2006

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CLEVELAND, OH - Mar. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Women's History Month pays tribute to inspiring women of the past and those who continue to motivate and uphold that legacy today. Cookie Lommel, Executive Director of the Western Region for the Jewish Labor Committee, denotes such exemplary leadership, and is also the first African-American woman to lead such a group into the future. The Los Angeles Times referred to her as 'a one-woman bridge.'”



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CLEVELAND, OH (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Women's History Month pays tribute to inspiring women of the past and those who continue to motivate and uphold that legacy today. Cookie Lommel, Executive Director of the Western Region for the Jewish Labor Committee, denotes such exemplary leadership, and is also the first African-American woman to lead such a group into the future. The Los Angeles Times referred to her as "a one-woman bridge."

The Jewish Labor Committee is an independent secular organization that helps the Jewish community and the trade union movement work together on important issues of shared interest and concern.

*(Photo Caption: Image of Cookie Lommel.)

"African-American women are at the nexus of multiple forms of oppression, which puts us in the unique position of being able to engage diverse communities, in understanding our global society, Pamela Brooks, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Oberlin College in Oberlin, OH, explained. "These natural abilities stem from who we are."

Before Lommel's work with the Jewish Labor Committee, she was the founder of "Operation Unity," (www.operationunity.org), a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles - its mission to promote cultural understanding in urban youth through international and national programs. "Operation Unity" uses the model of the successful Israeli Kibbutz system as a vehicle to change the lives of young people.

Lommel, born in Cleveland, has returned to her hometown to promote "Operation Unity," in a traveling exhibit called "Youth Capturing Cultural Diversity." The photos in the exhibit were taken by youth who participated in Kibbutz programs, and Parma City School students. The exhibit is being displayed in celebration of Black and Women's History Month at the Parmatown Mall, in Parma OH. The sponsors are The Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation and Forest City Enterprises, Inc. It will also be traveling to other locations throughout Ohio and these locales will soon be announced.

"This exhibit tells a great cultural diversity story. It paints a visual and verbal picture of how youth can help bridge racial gaps and work together, promoting harmony through diversity," explains Lommel. "In the wake of the death of Coretta Scott King, the commemoration of Women's History Month through "Operation Unity" becomes even more relevant and highlights what Mrs. King lived for and what Dr. King died for - understanding between cultures."

Lommel is also the author of several books about notable, African Americans such as Madame C.J. Walker and James Oglethorpe which can be ordered on www.Amazon.com. She has earned a number of awards for her outreach efforts and has worked in various media capacities as a journalist and editor.

To tour the exhibit, visit the Parmatown Mall at 7899 W. Ridgewood Drive; Mall hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

More information: www.operationunity.org




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Women's Interests

Black Author Fosters the Question ‘Why Men Love Bitches’

Author: Autumn Girl Press
Dateline: Mon, 07 Nov 2005

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHICAGO, IL - Nov. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black author launches 'The Girls Club' to empower women to better deal with and understand the opposite sex. When Chicago author, Carrie Carr, came across a fascinating book that shed the light on the male dilemma, she was so impressed, she felt compelled to share the title with every woman she knew.”



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CHICAGO, IL (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Black author launches "The Girls Club" to empower women to better deal with and understand the opposite sex. When Chicago author, Carrie Carr, came across a fascinating book that shed the light on the male dilemma, she was so impressed, she felt compelled to share the title with every woman she knew.

Author attests to having many friends who are in less than desirable romantic relationships, some even damaging to their self-worth. Every week, she witnesses women being treated as doormats by men. The turning point came for Carr when her good friend in New York City swore her boyfriend would love her forever because she put him through law school while she worked as the sole bread winner. One thing Carr has learned is that men appreciate you more for the less you do for them and that's just the beginning.

*(Photo Caption: Carrie Carr, founder of The Girls Club and author of the novel, "Single Black Female.")

It is the author's hope to spread the word about the male psyche through one of the best books every written about men.

By now women are probably wondering what the title is of this amazing book that left such an impression on Carr. It's "Why Men Love Bitches" by Sherry Argov.

Carr is looking for women to take this journey into the mind of the male species and find out whether Sherry Argov knows what she's talking about.

Carr notes that she is not a male basher. On the contrary, she is happily married to a great guy. However, she admits that there is still much to be learned about the opposite sex which most women would agree.

To become a member of The Girls Club, all you need do is:

1. Send an email to carriecarr3@yahoo.com noting your interest so that she can add you to the roster for future mailings, events and giveaways.

2. Read the book "Why Men Love Bitches" and share your thoughts. Comments will be posted on the bulletin board for all to see who visit the website: www.autumngirlpress.com.

3. Practice some of the advice in the book and send success stories to Carr. All success stories will be posted on the site as well, anonymously, of course.

ABOUT CARRIE

Carrie Carr is the founder of The Girls Club. She is a novelist and screenwriter. Her first novel, "Single Black Female" was published in the summer of 2005 and is available at Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks and Amazon.com. For more information about Carr, visit: www.autumngirlpress.com.


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