Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hey Steelers fans!

Put your fandom to good use and help the Cancer Caring Center!

Enter to win a football w/ Lithographed signatures from the 2010 team (pictured above)! Entries are $10 or 3/$20. Donate securely through Google Checkout or call the Center at 412-622-1212 with a credit card. Winner will be drawn at noon on the Friday before Superbowl. All proceeds benefit cancer patients in Western PA.

Learn more about the Cancer Caring Center and their amazing work by clicking here.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cervical Health Awareness Month

Did you know that January is Cervical Health Awareness Month?

You can learn more by visiting the National Cervical Cancer Coalition website or The Gynecologic Cancer Foundation website.

If you're a lady, call your doctor, midwife or nurse practitioner to schedule your annual exam, including a Pap smear. If you're not a lady, remind the ladies in your life that taking care of their reproductive health is super important!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Health Zine reading at CLP Oakland!

Zine Reading: Health Zines
Thursday, February 3, 2011
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

We'll hear readings from the BRICKS for Young Adults Cancer Awareness & Resource Guide as well as from other great health-related zines. Bring your favorite health zines to share! Open mic after readings.

Classroom A
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I dont make resolutions. Probably because I dont want to set myself up for failure. That said, I know lots of people do, and maybe instead of setting unrealistic goals for ourselves, we should use this as an opportunity to remind ourselves of the things we should be doing anyway.

Changing bad habits is a guaranteed way to help improve our overall health. Losing weight, quitting smoking, eating better- all respectable and important resolutions. But how about getting that pesky mole looked at finally, or going for your first mammogram? Or maybe its finding a primary care doctor or making sure your "annual exam" really does happen annually? These things can be life saving, so no more excuses. If you are fortunate enough to have health insurance, USE IT! If you arent currently covered by an insurance carrier, take a look at resources that exist primarily to help eliminate this barrier to care.

If youre not sure where to go or how to start, ask someone. Find a friend to go with you, make a day of it. Just do it. Make the appointments. Ask your doctor questions. Resolve to take control of your health.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

WOW- 10,000 views!!!

What a way to start the new year- took a look at the blog stats and as of today the BRICKS for Young Adults bog has had 10,000 views! So exciting!

Thanks to all of you for your input, questions and thoughts, and for making all of our efforts so successful. I look forward to another year of doing good work!

Have a happy & healthy new year!