Category Archives: Health

We Will Not Turn the Clock Back On Roe v Wade

Many women went to sleep last night in America only to wake up to find out they are living in Gilead. I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that

We Will Not Turn the Clock Back On Roe v Wade

Many women went to sleep last night in America only to wake up to find out they are living in Gilead. I came late to the game watching Handmaid’s Tale, having only recently begun binging it. A totalitarian society that

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its

Depression is Deceptive

Depression is deceptive to those on the outside. Depression doesn’t care if you are gifted or beautiful. It trumps talent.  Naomi Judd tragically showed us that. And we need to listen. Hard. Depression is an equal opportunist. It inflicts its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Boston Marathon

It was a perfect spring day for the return of the Boston Marathon yesterday. Nine years after the attacks at the marathon finish line had killed three people and injured hundreds more, the mood was optimistic. The enthusiasm at its

Testing 1-2-3-

I have always been an overachiever when it comes to taking tests. I over-study, over-prepare, and generally over worry. Yesterday I had an appointment for a stress test at my doctor’s office. After the year I’ve had, there was no

Testing 1-2-3-

I have always been an overachiever when it comes to taking tests. I over-study, over-prepare, and generally over worry. Yesterday I had an appointment for a stress test at my doctor’s office. After the year I’ve had, there was no

Like Father, Like Son? Tale of the Juniors

Oh, the heavy burden of carrying a legendary name. When it comes to Juniors with famous monikers, a Kennedy is currently running neck and neck with a Trump for the title as a world-class looney toon and embarrassment to a

Like Father, Like Son? Tale of the Juniors

Oh, the heavy burden of carrying a legendary name. When it comes to Juniors with famous monikers, a Kennedy is currently running neck and neck with a Trump for the title as a world-class looney toon and embarrassment to a

A Mother’s Lessons on Vaccine Advocacy Not Hesitancy

Today’s epidemic of COVID vaccine hesitancy and resistance among mothers would be something totally baffling to my own mid-century mother. “Hesitant about what?” I imagine her asking incredulously? “Saving their child’s life? Resistant to saving neighbors? Who ever heard of

A Mother’s Lessons on Vaccine Advocacy Not Hesitancy

Today’s epidemic of COVID vaccine hesitancy and resistance among mothers would be something totally baffling to my own mid-century mother. “Hesitant about what?” I imagine her asking incredulously? “Saving their child’s life? Resistant to saving neighbors? Who ever heard of

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And Just Like That…It’s COVID 2020

And just like that…it’s 2020. Not only are we still talking about Donald Trump and Roger Stone’s smarmy face is still assaulting us on the news, but like a bad re-run of a horror show we have seen before, or

Fauci COVID

And Just Like That…It’s COVID 2020

And just like that…it’s 2020. Not only are we still talking about Donald Trump and Roger Stone’s smarmy face is still assaulting us on the news, but like a bad re-run of a horror show we have seen before, or

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No Shame in Body Shaming

For someone like me who struggled with an eating disorder as a teen, I am grateful I grew up in the age of Kodak Instamatic and not Facebook Instagram. Unless I had a Polaroid, snapshot selfies took at least a

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No Shame in Body Shaming

For someone like me who struggled with an eating disorder as a teen, I am grateful I grew up in the age of Kodak Instamatic and not Facebook Instagram. Unless I had a Polaroid, snapshot selfies took at least a

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

Big Birds, Big Bees, and Big Vaccines

Thanks to an oversize cartoon bee, everyone was buzzing about a new vaccine in the early 1960s. The Sabine type II oral polio vaccine helped a lot of children in 1962 in part due to the diligence of a happy

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Criminalizing Abortion Doesn’t Stop Abortion

Once again the right wants to terminate Roe v Wade and abort women’s constitutional rights. An important reminder as the Supreme Court begins hearing cases potentially challenging Roe v Wade. Oral arguments have begun in a challenge to the controversial

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Criminalizing Abortion Doesn’t Stop Abortion

Once again the right wants to terminate Roe v Wade and abort women’s constitutional rights. An important reminder as the Supreme Court begins hearing cases potentially challenging Roe v Wade. Oral arguments have begun in a challenge to the controversial