Monthly Archive: October, 2012

Skinny Jeans and Menstrual Apps

Susannah Fox speaks about her mentor, visionary physician, Tom Ferguson, with fondness.  As early as 1975, Dr. Ferguson was writing and advocating empowerment for patients.  In 1987 he began providing online health resources.… Continue reading

Bed Rest versus Family Survival

Language matters.  So when we talk about changing a discussion of “Women’s Health” to “Women and Health,” we aren’t being tedious.  We are being profound.* “Women and Health” is a phrase that recognizes the roles of… Continue reading


by Kathleen Hoffman

World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10th, is also World Mental Health Day.  “Mental illness affects all of us, but there are still many myths and misconceptions about these disorders,” Rosalynn Carter, Founder Carter Center’s Mental Health… Continue reading

“Great Things Are Possible”

Ask a scholar of human rights a seemingly innocuous question and suddenly you are transported into another world.  As Nicholas Cooper observes,  “People in United States are more familiar with civil rights language,… Continue reading


Originally posted on MBCNbuzz:
by Holly Raby, guest blogger Spoiler alert- I’m going to reveal one of the latest Facebook games going around! In past years, women have been asked to update their…

E-Patient Advocacy for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Annette McKinnon

Annette McKinnon is happy with the care she gets as a Canadian citizen. “Our healthcare system covers everyone. We all pay through taxes but all are in the group.  Doctors visits, physicals, imaging,… Continue reading