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How Many People Will Die For Each Rich American’s Trumpcare Tax Cut?

Ten. That’s how many people would die every year to give a tax break to each of the 400 richest people in America under the new Republican “health” bill. All in all, hundreds of thousands could die over the next ten years to make the...Show More Summary

Epigenetics: What Does That Mean? Why Do We Care?

Nowadays, a lot of people are talking about genetics and what finding out about our genes can mean for us. How can it impact our everyday life? Our health? Our future? Many of my patients think that if it’s in their genes, they have no capability of altering outcome. Show More Summary

13 Reasons Why '13 Reasons Why' Is Dangerously Problematic

This article was first published at Wear Your Voice Magazine. “13 Reasons Why” had many ambitious goals. Here are 13 reasons why it fails at every single one of them. (Content warning: discussions of suicide, sexual assault and self-harm) Based...Show More Summary

May Is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month: Share A Story And The Facts

May is National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. It’s time to learn about and bring awareness to this devastating disease. About 30,000 children and adults have cystic fibrosis (CF) in The Untied States. While the life expectancy for...Show More Summary

Saying ‘Yes’ To Sex Should Also Mean ‘Yes’ To STD Testing

When it comes to talking about sex, sexuality and sexual health, we’ve come a long way – in some respects. Today, the reality of sexual assault on college campuses, abortion rights, gender and sexual identity and access to contraception...Show More Summary

8 Things You Need To Know About Your Body's Energy Levels

By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality...Show More Summary

I Got Shingles As A Healthy 34-Year-Old, And It Was The Worst Pain I've Ever Felt

By Amanda MacMillan A few weeks after my 34th birthday, my husband and I went for a Saturday hike — a weekly ritual we’d started after moving to New York State’s Catskill Mountains region a few months earlier. I’d been feeling a bit under the weather, and I hoped the fresh autumn air would do me good. It didn’t. Show More Summary

The Republicans Will Vote To Kill Mary-Beth Brooks Today

So I want to know from you, sir, if you will support the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, that protect people like me from being thrown into a lottery system such as a high-risk pool, and not being guaranteed receiving any insurance...Show More Summary

What Donald Trump Taught Me About Love

I had just thrown out the wilted flowers and arranged for the funeral home to pick up the shiva chairs when Donald Trump was elected president. Bill, my husband of 32 years, had died 10 days before the election, and I was obsessed with...Show More Summary

Why Uncertainty About Climate Change Is What Scares Me Most

In his inaugural column for the New York Times, Bret Stephens- formerly with the Wall Street Journal- wrote a thoughtful and provocative, if controversial essay on the topic of uncertainty about climate change. He taught me some new vocabulary into the bargain, for which I am always grateful. I confess an initial temptation to oppose Mr. Show More Summary

Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment: Can We Make It More Accessible?

By Lois W. Choi-Kain, MEd, MD In just the past few decades, a number of highly specialized psychotherapies entered the clinical scene as effective evidence-based therapies for borderline personality disorder (BPD). The proliferationShow More Summary

Why Is Discrimination Against The Sick Acceptable In The U.S.?

Why is my life not worth more than a vote to this administration? That’s the question I asked myself when I woke up to the news that an amendment has been added to the bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The change doesn’t...Show More Summary

Why Midwives Matter And Why You Should Care

From early womanhood, midwives have been a part of caring for my sexual and reproductive health. As a young woman in Sweden, it was a midwife who I met to receive my first contraceptive pills. Throughout my pregnancy I was cared forShow More Summary

New Movement To Silence The Shame About Mental Health

Openly talking about mental health is a hard yet healthy conversation to have in the age of social media, police brutality, racial tension and Trump presidency. The graphic content that we consume, such as watching a police officer shoot an unarmed citizen or seeing an elderly man die on Facebook Live, has an impact on our mental health. Show More Summary

What Would Happen If You Didn't Shower For A Year?

For Allure, by Sarah Kinonen. Depending on my schedule and how sweaty I get after my daily workout, sometimes I’ll shower twice a day. Excessive? Maybe, but no one wants to be known as the “smelly kid” in the office, you know? Which is why it seems Americans, on average, tend to shower about once a day. Show More Summary

A Day In The Life Of Lyme Disease

The alarm rings and once again, it’s too early in the morning. It had been another sleepless night, tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable, laying there wide awake yet so completely exhausted and thinking about why it had to be me. Show More Summary

A Stupid Proposal For GOP To Save Face On Healthcare Reform

Congressional Republicans have now positioned themselves firmly between a rock and a hard place on healthcare reform. This would be highly amusing if it weren’t for the seriousness of the subject matter, which could accurately be described as a life-or-death subject for millions. Show More Summary

7 Simple Things That Will Make You Instantly Happier

Happiness can seem like a simple thing, but when you feel down it can be hard to find that emotion again. I don’t know about you, but I’m in the middle of soul searching, and it can be tough. If you are trying to work on your happiness you have come to the right place! I find a lot of people over-think what makes them happy. Show More Summary

A Note To Women Yearning To Be Moms On Mother's Day

To be honest, I used to really despise Mother’s Day. Growing up without much of a relationship with my mom, it was always the reminder of what I didn’t have. And after I was diagnosed as infertile at the age of 26, when all my friends...Show More Summary

Whoever Fills The Role, The New WHO Director-General Has A Rocky Road Ahead

Sonia Allan, Monash University At the 70th UN World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 22 to 31 2017, all 194 member countries will vote on the next director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the first time the vote...Show More Summary

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