GirlTrek, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of black women and girls, is gearing up to celebrate the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer on Friday, the 100th anniversary of Hamer’s birth.
Last night, on my twitter feed, i was seeing lots of talk (for the obvious reasons!) about the current action (Graham-Cassidy) to repeal/replace/otherwise muck up the ACA.
Today the eldest Little Dalek and I got referred to a local geneticist with a good reputation for working with EDS patients. hEDS (or maybe one of the HSDs) seems the most likely diagnosis to me. This doc is supposedly really busy, so it could be a long time before we hear from his office. But it was good to know that…
I’m not expecting GT to solve this for me, I’m just wondering if anyone had any experience with this or advice/thoughts as I can’t seem to find what I’m looking for by googling.
It’s a hot, sticky April morning in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, just 10 miles from the Mexican border, and I’m driving with Dora Proa, a reproductive health community educator for a local organization called ACCESS Esperanza. We’ve just passed a field of scrub trees and grazing cattle, and entered a…
Hi y’all, I’m posting on behalf of a friend of mine who wants to know more about types of birth control. She’s tried 4 types of hormonal birth control and the side effects were not tolerable, she reacted to them quite badly. What we’d like to know is what kinds of non-hormonal birth control options are there (other…
We know, you would never order drugs illegally over the internet, or have your friend bring them back from vacation. But just in case you somehow ended up with the pills that can induce an abortion, and you just happen to have an unwanted pregnancy, it might be handy to know a few things.
And my autonomic nervous system is indeed fucked up like I’ve been saying for about a year now!
If you take birth control pills and are sick of visiting your doctor just to get prescription refills approved, or you’d like to start but can’t find a doctor you trust, there is a better way. These apps and websites have your back.
As I have mentioned before, the USDA was pushing for food labels emphasizing “solid fats and added sugars,” or SoFAS. The labels approved by the FDA will now include added sugars, but it only includes saturated fats. Figuring out the amount of saturated fat is more an art than a science because we don’t have any cheap…
On Tuesday, September 29, Planned Parenthood health centers will offer free STD testing in 28 cities. The offering is part of “National Pink Out Day,” which is being held in order to rally support for the women’s healthcare provider.
Last weekend, I went to Dragon Con, the biggest geek party in Atlanta, to party it up with other nerds. On Saturday, I took a break to freak out, question my worth as a human being, and cry until I was exhausted. Then back to the party. This is what my life is like with an anxiety disorder.
I don’t know if you noticed, but I have been having gallbladder trouble this week. (HI HYDROCODONE YOU ARE FUN BUT EXAUSTING). I am finally seeing the surgeon tomorrow to hopefully talk about removal. But, in the meantime I need to feed myself and I am on opiates and can’t think. I got a little too cocky in my trying…
I’m taking a mental health day today and I’m posting this to ensure a. that I actually do it (although I’d have to leave now to get there on time and I’m not even wearing clean underwear yet), and b. work through the guilt so I stop feeling bad about it. Which I shouldn’t. Because I need it.
Two decades after the “windsock” was nearly laughed off the market, a radical redesign has made the female condom more user-friendly. In a feature for Mosaic, Emily Anthes outlines the device’s history and how training in its use may help give women more choices for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted…
So, my health has gone downhill (not in a life threatening way, but it's really messing with my quality of life at the moment).
If you're a woman who has tried to lose weight, you may have noticed something: it's hard. Much harder than simply cutting your calories and watching the weight fall off.
Mississippi boasts some of the highest rates of teen childbirth and young-adult HIV in the United States. It also prohibits "any demonstration of how condoms or other contraceptives are applied." What's a responsible sex educator to do? Why, demonstrate how to properly apply a sock, of course!
First off, I haven't made any resolutions and all that. But what I do need to do is get organised, and take control of my health.
Has anyone participated in the Kaiser Permanente Medical Weight Loss Program (or similar)?