Category Archive: Women’s Health

The Frog List

“I can use all the prayers I can get!” In August 2011, Jessica Rice had a little cough—‘nothing to worry about’–and a low grade fever that kept her out of work a couple… Continue reading

“A Needed Response”

Public health is about keeping people safe…be it through immunizations, assuring clean water or preventing gun violence.  Here is another safety issue we need to address: A story about a friend… There was… Continue reading

Good news on Metastases Research!

Just a short note “quote”… The Answer to How Breast Cancer Invades Bone Researchers recently solved the mystery of how breast cancer takes root in the bone. Now, the discovery has led to… 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

Women, Care-giving and Health Literacy

Health literacy is essential to care-giving in the 21st century. The term health literacy is confusing because we can be highly educated yet still have poor health literacy.  So what is health literacy?  It’s about understanding… Continue reading