If you have ever been told you cannot get a prescription refill on your birth control pills until you come into the doctor’s office for a Pap test; if your experience in the labor and delivery room involved medical professionals overriding or ignoring your expressed wishes; if you have ever received a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis due to a physician not listening to or believing your symptoms, you may have experienced “medical sexism.”
Americans spend a lot of money on vitamins. Is that really necessary? We examine one popular product in this post, and provide information about healthy eating.
Guest writers Radhika Dhingra, PhD and Meghan E. Rebuli, PhD explore the topic of EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury).
Essiac tea has been touted as a cure but what does the evidence show? What if I told you that I have a secret mix of roots and herbs passed down from an ancient tribe that, when combined into a tea called Essiac, could cure you of cancer? How much would you be willing to … Continue reading What is Essiac tea and can it cure cancer?
Image: bingngu93 from Pixabay by Ranjini (Rini) Ghosh When it comes to safe infant feeding, the “Breast-is-Best” mantra is the standard in hospitals, from prenatal education sessions and through the postpartum hospital stay and beyond. It’s based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization that infants be exclusively breastfed … Continue reading Safe Infant Feeding: Parents Aren’t Getting The Information They Need
Many parents, even those who vaccinate against other diseases, wonder why their newborn baby could possibly need the hep B vaccine. But public health agencies around the world agree: babies do need the hepatitis B vaccine. This article explains why.
In this introduction to e-cigarettes, we answer questions about vaping, who uses e-cigarettes, the chemicals in e-cigarettes, and potential risks.
So, your kid is trans, and you have some questions. Or, maybe you just suspect your kid is trans, and you have some questions. In this post, written by guest writer Ada McVean, we'll try to answer some of your questions.
The Impossible plant-based burger gets its beefy taste from heme. Credit: Impossible Foods Consumers are unsure what to make of the new plant-based kid on the butcher’s block — burgers that meld features of meat with those of plants. The hope is that meat lovers have their cake and eat it too — reduce their red meat intake, … Continue reading Plant-Based Burgers And Your Health: Facts And Fallacies
We all say that we're opposed to "mom-shaming". But we still make snap judgments about the choices we see other parents making. This post explores why.