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Why I Chose to Have My Ovaries Removed – BRCA1 & Laparoscopic Prophylactic Oophorectomy Recovery
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Why I Chose to Have My Ovaries Removed – BRCA1 & Laparoscopic Prophylactic Oophorectomy Recovery

This was my deeply personal decision to undergo a significant medical procedure: the removal of my ovaries. As a young breast cancer survivor with a BRCA1-positive diagnosis, I faced tough choices. Ultimately, I chose to undergo a laparoscopic prophylactic oophorectomy, a decision rooted in my commitment to reducing the risk of ovarian cancer. I will…

HAAM’s Ray Benson’s Birthday Bash 2023: A Night of Music and Community Support for Austin Musicians

HAAM’s Ray Benson’s Birthday Bash 2023: A Night of Music and Community Support for Austin Musicians

As the cost of living in Austin, Texas continues to rise, the city’s vibrant music scene faces increasing challenges. With over 8,000 musicians in the greater Austin area, many struggle to afford basic necessities, including healthcare. Fortunately, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) provides a lifeline for over 3,000 local musicians, offering comprehensive healthcare…

Your Ultimate Guide for Navigating SXSW and Maximizing Your Experience in 2024
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Your Ultimate Guide for Navigating SXSW and Maximizing Your Experience in 2024

Get ready to experience the ultimate convergence of technology, music, and film at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Whether you’re a seasoned attendee or a first-timer, here are some tips and tricks to help you maximize your experience at this one-of-a-kind event. SXSW is an annual conference and festival that features a wide…

Unlocking the Nutritional Benefits of Soy: 6 Key Reasons to Incorporate Soy into Your Diet
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Unlocking the Nutritional Benefits of Soy: 6 Key Reasons to Incorporate Soy into Your Diet

A soybean’s nutritional profile is what makes it beneficial. Besides vitamins E and B, they’re chock full of calcium, iron, fiber, zinc, unsaturated fatty acids, and isoflavone. For centuries, Asian diets have incorporated it into their daily diets due to its high nutritional content, thus providing lots of value.  Studies suggest that soy may improve…

Free PowHERful Enrichment Conference at IBM Austin Gives Young Women Career Guidance and Tools for Success
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Free PowHERful Enrichment Conference at IBM Austin Gives Young Women Career Guidance and Tools for Success

On May 11, 2019, the PowHERful Foundation brought its Enrichment Conference to IBM Austin. The free empowerment summit for young women ages 14-23 gave high school and college-aged girls the chance to explore different career options, access guidance and advice, and interact with successful professionals. The PowHerful Foundation invited me to attend the Austin PowHERful…