Pregnancy Drugs Are The New Weight-Loss Fad. Are You Sh*tting Me?

June 13, 2017 by

By Marci Warhaft I've said it before and I'll say it again: We live in an image-obsessed, fat-phobic, one-size-fits all, thin-is-in, skinny-jean-wearing, thigh-gap-measuring, body-fat-freezing, belly-button challenging, rather-be-dead-than-eat-bread warped society where women are starving to be smaller, men are injecting poison into themselves to be bigger ... [Read More]

Short Film By Joss Whedon Shows What Life Could Look Like Without Planned Parenthood

May 19, 2017 by

More than 2.5 million people, and one in five women, across the U.S. rely on Planned Parenthood health centers for preventive care, health services and sex education. But access to these essential services is in serious jeopardy. Just few weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives ... [Read More]

This Congressman Offers “Grocery Stores” As Planned Parenthood Alternative

May 8, 2017 by

At a recent Town Hall meeting in his area, U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman, who serves Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, was asked to defend his stance on defunding Planned Parenthood. We're just going to let this 3-minute video of his response speak for itself (and him). A woman in the audience asked Grothman the following... "As you know federal ... [Read More]

Planned Parenthood Slams GOP’s AHCA As ‘Worst Bill for Women’s Health In A Generation’

May 5, 2017 by

Yesterday, in a vote of 217 - 213, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the GOP’s healthcare reform bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Intended to repeal and replace Obamacare, the bill was opposed by all 193 House Democrats, alongside 20 Republicans. Planned Parenthood, which has now been the target ... [Read More]

Young Filmmaker Takes On Controversial Mandated School BMI Testing In Powerful Documentary

February 27, 2017 by

As a way to address obesity among American youth, lawmakers in dozens of states have passed mandates forcing schools to perform Body Mass Index (BMI) tests on students.  Following these tests, notification letters (also called ‘Fat Letters’ by students) are being sent to kids whose body mass ... [Read More]

Stories From The Heart: Nothing Could Slow Down Lilian Tsi Stielstra… Until Her Stroke

February 24, 2017 by

By American Heart Association News - Lilian Tsi Stielstra was a couch potato. But at age 46, that changed. Waking on a Saturday in 2010 in her San Francisco home, she recalls feeling tired. She brushed it off as stress from her demanding bank sales job. Walking up the stairs, ... [Read More]

Knitted Knockers: Bra Inserts Handmade With Love By Volunteer Knitters For Breast Cancer Survivors

February 14, 2017 by

Barbara Demorest had been healthy her whole life, so she was shocked when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Unfortunately, her biggest fear - having a mastectomy - became part of her new reality. Due to complications, immediate reconstruction was not an option. She thought about a breast prosthetic ... [Read More]

Stories From The Heart: Nearly Two Decades Later, Heart Attack Survivor Learns What Killed Her Sister

February 3, 2017 by

By American Heart Association News - Eve Walker was 12 when her 16-year-old sister Louise collapsed at a party and died on the dance floor. Sixteen years later, in 2002, Walker had a heart attack. She’d been having shortness of breath and dull chest pains for several days. ... [Read More]