• Snapshots – January/February 2015
    Although women now make up almost half (48%) of U.S. medical school graduates, they remain under-represented among medical leaders, particularly in surgical specialties. A recent study of academic and community practice leadership found that 97% of Department Chairs and 90% of Program Directors (PDs) in general surgery are men. There are significantly more female PDs ...
  • Rx for Change – Dying in America: Better than Ever?
    Happy New Year — how recently have you thought about dying? Do you already have an Advance Directive and designated health care proxy? If so, good work! If not, this column can help you complete one in 2015. As described in renowned cartoonist Roz Chast’s graphic memoire about her aging parents, Can’t We Talk About Something ...
  • The Art of Activism
    The Art of Activism
    The image hangs in the entryway of the Dean’s Office in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. An inkjet print of a photograph mounted on a frame, no border, no glass, but slightly larger than life, titled “SB-1433.” The photograph juxtaposes the bottom half of a White woman against a plain ...
  • Menstruation and Female Body Perception: Asana to Acceptance
    Yoga has exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry catering mostly to the female population. While much of yoga has been adapted to fit the needs of modern women, some out-of-date recommendations remain.  There is no agreement in the yoga community about whether women need to avoid inversions (i.e., headstands, handstands etc.) during menstruation. Unfortunately, this ...
  • Proactive Caregiving: Legal, Financial and Emotional Supports for Family Caregivers
    Two years ago, my partner’s 77-year-old mother was experiencing weakness in her limbs and unexplained falls. Soon afterward, she was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Her husband, 72 at the time, was resourceful and compassionate as his wife progressively lost the ability to walk, speak clearly and, ultimately, eat. My partner, an only child, ...

 

  • Snapshots – January/February 2015
    Although women now make up almost half (48%) of U.S. medical school graduates, they remain under-represented among medical leaders, particularly in surgical specialties. A recent study of academic and community practice leadership found that 97% of Department Chairs and 90% of Program Directors (PDs) in general surgery are men. There are significantly more female PDs ...
  • Rx for Change – Dying in America: Better than Ever?
    Happy New Year — how recently have you thought about dying? Do you already have an Advance Directive and designated health care proxy? If so, good work! If not, this column can help you complete one in 2015. As described in renowned cartoonist Roz Chast’s graphic memoire about her aging parents, Can’t We Talk About Something ...
  • The Art of Activism
    The Art of Activism
    The image hangs in the entryway of the Dean’s Office in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah. An inkjet print of a photograph mounted on a frame, no border, no glass, but slightly larger than life, titled “SB-1433.” The photograph juxtaposes the bottom half of a White woman against a plain ...
  • Menstruation and Female Body Perception: Asana to Acceptance
    Yoga has exploded into a multi-billion dollar industry catering mostly to the female population. While much of yoga has been adapted to fit the needs of modern women, some out-of-date recommendations remain.  There is no agreement in the yoga community about whether women need to avoid inversions (i.e., headstands, handstands etc.) during menstruation. Unfortunately, this ...
  • Proactive Caregiving: Legal, Financial and Emotional Supports for Family Caregivers
    Two years ago, my partner’s 77-year-old mother was experiencing weakness in her limbs and unexplained falls. Soon afterward, she was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Her husband, 72 at the time, was resourceful and compassionate as his wife progressively lost the ability to walk, speak clearly and, ultimately, eat. My partner, an only child, ...