This is a can of social media worms that I’d rather not open.
Adults continue to throw parties, to drink with the young, to chuckle over the cuteness of a two-year-old taking his first sip, to reinforce the iron connection between booze and fun.
As myopic and unplanned as my 24-year-old life was, I knew what I didn’t want: an unplanned pregnancy.
While I don’t know if boxing was, on balance, the right thing to do for my mind and body, I do know that it was good for my soul.
After having cataract surgery, Barbara Beckwith got much more than just sharper vision.
When humor is the best medicine.
The decisions to use contraceptives…were the employees’ decisions alone, just as the burden of the Court’s decision will be theirs alone to bear.
One woman’s regret over the Supreme Court ruling, and a wish to move away from a fight over lines on the sidewalk.
The world is slowly acknowledging the need to talk about toilets.
If “mental health” is again on the docket for discussion in news outlets and on opinion pages, you can guarantee that we’re in the wake of more high profile violent crimes.
Every artful touch of the ball, exquisite pass, explosive burst of speed and thundering shot on goal, begins in the cortex of evolution’s greatest achievement: the human brain.
Blame the salesman, sure. But those who knowingly buy snake oil aren’t without fault.
Bans and lawsuits raise awareness, labeling educates consumers further and an added sugars disclosure on the Nutrition Facts label seals the deal.
It all boils down to whether your customers can trust you or not.
The experience taught them to look beyond the reductive thinking that labels tend to foster.
A new study is raising questions about the value of current science on women’s health.
The anniversary of the Marathon has re-triggered feelings some caregivers and first responders thought they had worked through months ago.
Whose priorities count? When doctors disagree, it’s the patient who loses out.
The Affordable Care Act could realign the future of politics and policy in America.
In the wake of random sexual attacks, women get all kinds of advice about how to stay safe. But in reality, only a small portion of assaults are perpetrated by strangers.
The next great innovation in health care is already in your possession.
Children are not supposed to die. But when they do, they become our teachers. Their legacy is to show the rest of us how to confront the unimaginable.
As I hurtled into motherhood, the boundaries of being an adult child shifted, too. My parents needed more, and I had a tiny newborn who needed — and deserved — everything.
Just as I was beginning to accept my contrary locks, I lost them altogether to chemotherapy. I began wearing a wig and sheepishly gathering compliments from friends and strangers alike.
In spite of all the psychiatric dysfunction passed down along generations of my birth family and my built family, we are also the lucky heirs to a special gift: the ability to transform emotional chaos into things of beauty.
As my condition worsens and things become more difficult, I know I will need to let more people in.
With opposition strong enough to force a government shutdown, does the Affordable Care Act herald revolutionary transformation or insidious rationing of health care? Or both?
His approach — making yoga accessible to everybody — is not sweaty or sexy. Which isn’t to say that it’s easy.
Years after her last cancer treatment, Alice Hoffman on finding beauty in the world, even in the most difficult times.
A young British doctor was drawn to work with the elderly and specialize in palliative medicine. And then came her own terminal diagnosis.
Expiration dates can be misleading. A much more reliable indicator of whether products have gone bad? Your nose.
Why do some decide to give a kidney, bone marrow, a portion of a liver, or sign up to be an organ donor?
Eight years ago, my primary care doctor referred me to a nutritionist. My life — and my outlook on diet and exercise — would never been the same.
The risks of permanent brain trauma increase with every concussion, and anyone who’s seen you play knows that you get hit. A lot.
Yet another issue affecting our nation’s health.
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I admire the writer’s honesty and the way the piece leaves the questions there to think about, rather than posing answers.