• My Vaginal Birth after C-section
    My son Jack’s birth in August 2014 was an exhilarating experience that left me exhausted and fulfilled. During the months that followed, I spent many hours reliving the moments leading to his birth. I can still remember the tempered excitement, pain, fear of more pain, and the wonder of seeing a little naked perfect body ...
  • RX for Change: Singing the Part D Medicare Blues
    One of the few things I looked forward to when I approached 65 was becoming Medicare eligible. Before becoming eligible for Medicare, I found a high deductible plan that I could afford as a self-employed person. Since I’m a really healthy person, it worked fine until I broke my ankle and needed surgery and a ...
  • Young Feminist: Make the speculum a part of your health care!
    I grew up in a house of health care professionals – my dad’s a gynecologist and my mom’s a labor and delivery nurse. So, it was inevitable that I became interested and involved in women’s health. As a kid, there were always medical journals and textbooks around the house with diagrams and images that would ...
  • Standing Tall Against Falls & Fractures
    There’s no denying that we live in a hyper-medicated society. Each week, it seems like the pharmaceutical industry develops a new drug or device — many of which are designed to treat newly invented conditions (see our article in the May/June issue on “binge eating disorder”)! We are inundated with advertisements for miracle drugs claiming ...
  • Solving the Mystery of the Migraine
    Migraine has been recognized for thousands of years but modern research into this painful affliction has been slow. Worse, treatment lags behind medical discoveries that could relieve it, in favor of old beliefs. Researchers now divide migraine into many subcategories, but, in the everyday world, it is still thought of as a single condition, managed ...
  • Snapshots
    A Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA) study found that few female service members who experience sexual assault seek post-assault health care, despite clear needs and the military’s (slowly) growing awareness of this issue. The study examined 1,339 servicewomen: 207 (15%) reported being sexually assaulted during military service, but just 33% sought health care related to ...
  • Transcending Generations & Growing Our Network
    We love it when Network members recommend us to their mothers, sisters, daughters, nieces, and granddaughters by inviting them to a “friend-raising” party, buying them a gift membership, or simply talking about the Network with those you love. We’re delighted to highlight the mother-daughter member duo, Rena and Ronna Popkin, whose appreciation for the Network’s ...
  • As Long As It Takes! Health Care for All is Worth It.
    As I write this, Network staffers are celebrating the Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case (and the marriage equality cases, too!). I am not afraid to admit that we were worried. If the Supreme Court had decided against us, 6.3 million people in 34 states would have lost the financial subsidies that ...
  • My Vaginal Birth after C-section
    My son Jack’s birth in August 2014 was an exhilarating experience that left me exhausted and fulfilled. During the months that followed, I spent many hours reliving the moments leading to his birth. I can still remember the tempered excitement, pain, fear of more pain, and the wonder of seeing a little naked perfect body ...
  • RX for Change: Singing the Part D Medicare Blues
    One of the few things I looked forward to when I approached 65 was becoming Medicare eligible. Before becoming eligible for Medicare, I found a high deductible plan that I could afford as a self-employed person. Since I’m a really healthy person, it worked fine until I broke my ankle and needed surgery and a ...
  • Young Feminist: Make the speculum a part of your health care!
    I grew up in a house of health care professionals – my dad’s a gynecologist and my mom’s a labor and delivery nurse. So, it was inevitable that I became interested and involved in women’s health. As a kid, there were always medical journals and textbooks around the house with diagrams and images that would ...
  • Standing Tall Against Falls & Fractures
    There’s no denying that we live in a hyper-medicated society. Each week, it seems like the pharmaceutical industry develops a new drug or device — many of which are designed to treat newly invented conditions (see our article in the May/June issue on “binge eating disorder”)! We are inundated with advertisements for miracle drugs claiming ...
  • Solving the Mystery of the Migraine
    Migraine has been recognized for thousands of years but modern research into this painful affliction has been slow. Worse, treatment lags behind medical discoveries that could relieve it, in favor of old beliefs. Researchers now divide migraine into many subcategories, but, in the everyday world, it is still thought of as a single condition, managed ...
  • Snapshots
    A Dept. of Veteran Affairs (VA) study found that few female service members who experience sexual assault seek post-assault health care, despite clear needs and the military’s (slowly) growing awareness of this issue. The study examined 1,339 servicewomen: 207 (15%) reported being sexually assaulted during military service, but just 33% sought health care related to ...
  • Transcending Generations & Growing Our Network
    We love it when Network members recommend us to their mothers, sisters, daughters, nieces, and granddaughters by inviting them to a “friend-raising” party, buying them a gift membership, or simply talking about the Network with those you love. We’re delighted to highlight the mother-daughter member duo, Rena and Ronna Popkin, whose appreciation for the Network’s ...
  • As Long As It Takes! Health Care for All is Worth It.
    As I write this, Network staffers are celebrating the Supreme Court decision in the King v. Burwell case (and the marriage equality cases, too!). I am not afraid to admit that we were worried. If the Supreme Court had decided against us, 6.3 million people in 34 states would have lost the financial subsidies that ...