What “common sense” knowledge, or even cutting edge science about health has changed since you were in school?
As a childfree/childless adult, giving birth is not something that I think about a lot on a personal level, but it is something that most of my clients, many of my friends and family will at some point do, if they have not already. In college, my friends and I watched The Business of BeingContinue reading “Midwives and the U.S.”
The state of Michigan has just ended the free bottled water program for residents in Flint, Michigan although the process of replacing old lead pipes for thousands of residents continues. Testing shows that lead levels have dropped beneath the federal action limit, but for residents who lived through the state’s mismanagement of the Flint WaterContinue reading “Flint is Still Dealing with the Impact of Poisoned Water”
“Maternity care desert is is where there is limited access for women who are pregnant.” Access to health care is not just as simple as facilities being open. The distance someone has to travel to get to that facility also matters. The people who live in “Maternity Desert” in Washington , D.C. are predominantly African American,Continue reading ““In 21st-Century America, no woman should die in childbirth.” … But they do”
What would a kid see here?
A special initiative from Sesame Street, called Sesame Street in Communities, has created videos, worksheets, and educational tools to help children deal with trauma. A study that began in 1995, the CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, established that trauma experience, particularly repeated or multiple sources of trauma, can have long-term health impacts on one’sContinue reading “Sesame Street Tackles Adverse Childhood Experiences”
“Looking back, it’s bananas that anyone included the Tobacco Institute in public health debates.” While I stand firmly in the camp of gun control, I understand (some) of the reasons why others may want to own guns. However, it is bananas that when gun control debates are presented on television, they’re presented generally between victims ofContinue reading “Good Ratings ≠ Good Debate”
Philadelphia has taxed sugary beverages for just over a year, but regulations and taxes like this are popping up all over the world. In Chile, policy makers have won one of the biggest battles against powerful sugar, junk food, and soda lobbies. Corporations are prohibited from using cartoon characters in advertising, cannot play commercials duringContinue reading “Taxing Our Way to Health”
Higher rates of maternal death among Black women in the US have been evident in research for a long time but have lately gotten a lot more mainstream coverage. The increase in coverage is important to raising awareness and implementing changes in health care that would improve outcomes, but it has unfortunately come out ofContinue reading “Links Roundup: Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality”