"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
Ivanka won't be trying to sell you a $19,000 necklace anymore. (Image Credit: Flickr/Michael Vadon)

#RavsRadar: Ivanka's Uber Expensive Jewelry Is Done, But POTUS Trump's Healthcare Will Still Cost You

First Daughter and fashion mogul Ivanka Trump’s company announced this week that it will be discontinuing her eponymous line of fine jewelry. The Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   03.14.17   |   SHARE
"At all stages of health and life, women are entitled to have their pain properly treated. Too often we minimize reality for someone else’s comfort"

My Mom's Doctor Said She Was "Just Stressed Out." She Had Cancer.

My mom was in her late forties when she began to develop headaches and stomachaches so severe she sometimes couldn’t get out of bed. Read...
Jenny Splitter    |   12.21.16   |   SHARE

Inequality In Healthcare: Does Money Buy Better Medicine?

Preventative healthcare is a pain in the ass. I’m not supposed to say that, because preventative healthcare is also the best way to detect cancer in Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   10.17.16   |   SHARE
I’m twenty-two, damn it. And I’m sick of being treated like a child when comes to my vagina.

I'm A 22-Year-Old Virgin, And My Doctor Won't Treat Me Because Of It

For some reason, being a virgin automatically makes me unable to know my body. Read...
Erynn Porter    |   09.30.16   |   SHARE
All I wanted was to access healthcare without more strange men telling me what to do with my body.

Stop Treating Me Like My Body Is A Problem To Be Fixed

I don’t know that I’ve ever really trusted doctors. My mother, a nurse as long as I’ve known her, tried to teach me to advocate for myself. She told Read...
“Can you do another blood test, or maybe an x-ray?” I asked. I could not wrap my head around why I would be short of breath all the time if nothing was wrong. He looked at my husband and rolled his eyes.

I Went To 3 Doctors Before Finding Someone Who Believed In My Illness

When there is a preconception that women exaggerate or are “hysterical,” then it follows that they won’t be listened to as carefully as men, or that Read...
Hally Thornton    |   09.28.16   |   SHARE
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