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Take The Cake: 7 Tips For Medical Self-Advocacy As A Fat Person

Humane, proper medical care should be something all people — regardless of status — have access to. Here are tips for medical self-advocacy for fat Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   08.2.18   |   SHARE
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Being fat-shamed by your doctor is not okay and yet many people feel as if they must accept this substandard care.

When You’ve Been Fat-Shamed By Your Doctor

Being fat-shamed by your doctor is not okay and yet many people feel as if they must accept this substandard care. We are mistreated and misdiagnosed Read...
Jen McLellan    |   07.19.18   |   SHARE
I’m one of those bigger girls that confuses the medical community by being entirely healthy. It's no surprise that my doctor body shamed me.

My Doctor Body Shamed Me And Lied To Me About The Tests She Ran

I’m one of those bigger girls that confuses the medical community by being entirely healthy. My doctor body shamed me and lied to me about tests she Read...
Kelly Burch    |   10.24.17   |   SHARE
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The War On Obesity – Dead Or Alive

In the face of funding shortages, Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has decided that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or Read...
Ragen Chastain    |   10.24.16   |   SHARE
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It's going to be OK! #STDAwareness month. Image: Thinkstock.

11 Questions I Asked Myself During My First STD Scare

For some of us, our first real taste of adulthood comes from sitting alone in a clinic, waiting to get our ding-dongs tested. Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   04.19.16   |   SHARE
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Watch your words.

An Apology To The Doctor Who Was An A**hole About My Eating Disorder

Show up to work. Know your shit. Watch your words. Use a filter when words come out of your mouth. Show a little compassion. Wash your hands. Know Read...
Amanda Trusty    |   11.6.15   |   SHARE
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Hospital Truths: The Good, The Bad, The Terrifying

"Germs are everywhere. Arm yourself with either a bottle of hand sanitizer or, to be extra safe, just straight bleach." Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   05.7.15   |   SHARE
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4 Reasons Why The "Elite" League Dating App Would Never Accept Me

I'm pretty sure I sat in dried urine on MUNI the other day, and the last person I texted is a porn star. Looks like it's Tinder for me! Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   01.30.15   |   SHARE
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