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"Women could be denied insurance based on “previous situations,” including C-sections, postpartum depression, and even rape and domestic violence."

National Women's Health Week: Sort Of

In a poll just released by Pew, only “23 percent of women are satisfied with the way things are going in the country today.” So make a point to call Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   05.19.17   |   SHARE
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"We're happy to get that pesky ovarian cyst removed, and all for just 6,354 payments of $59.99!"

10 Easy Ways To Afford Health Care In America

In light of the news that the GOP’s Affordable Care Act replacement Read...
Winona Dimeo-Ediger    |   03.14.17   |   SHARE
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This is the time to fight, to hold the line, to preserve our humanity and protect our bodies — all of our bodies. (Image: Flickr/ mumography)

Having A Body In Donald’s America 

It’s a dangerous and challenging time for many of us to have a body in the United States. There are things we can do to not only love our bodies but Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   02.28.17   |   SHARE
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Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. Image: Thinkstock.

How An Exploding Tooth Made Me Confront My Own Classism

Teeth are inseparable from class in this country. I have gotten by in life largely by being able to “pass” as middle class, by being white and Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   08.2.16   |   SHARE
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Who's panicking? Not me. Image: Joni Edelman.

My Mammogram Revealed 'Abnormal' Tissue. They Told Me Not To Panic. I Panicked.

Do you want people to for-sure panic? Tell them not to panic. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   07.28.16   |   SHARE
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During each doctor visit, I was warned about the possibility of addiction that comes with prescription painkillers, but there was radio silence regarding the ways each alternative therapy would affect my life. Image: Thinkstock.

Concerns About 'Drug Seeking' Only Harm Chronic Pain Sufferers

If you have chronic pain, you are all too aware of the stigma surrounding the condition. Whether it comes from a disbelieving health professional, an Read...
Diana-Ashley Krach    |   07.19.16   |   SHARE
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How To Get Birth Control If You Don't Have Insurance

Although Obamacare exists, it doesn’t guarantee that all women are actually insured. Whether your employer doesn’t offer it (some small businesses Read...
Amanda Lauren    |   03.23.16   |   SHARE
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When called “Obamacare,” it’s hated on principle. But when a comedian asks people how they feel about the Affordable Care Act, it makes total sense and people love it. Wait, what?

4 Reasons You Can Have My Obamacare When You Pry It From My Cold, Dead Hands

In a do-nothing Congress that barely manages to pass resolutions supporting cute puppies with big brown eyes (okay, I made that up), the Republican- Read...
Michaela Mitchell    |   02.22.16   |   SHARE
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