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Health & Healing

Healing a broken system.

Writing Love Letters to Hundreds of Strangers “Absolutely Healed Me” Writing Love Letters to Hundreds of Strangers “Absolutely Healed Me”
To cope with intense loneliness after moving to New York City, Hannah Brencher offered to write an old-fashioned love letter to any stranger who needed one. She never guessed how many people she would ultimately reach.
Your Body is a Body of Water Your Body is a Body of Water
by Jourdan Keith
A storyteller asks what you'd do if you knew your body was part of the water web.
The Hazards of Manhood The Hazards of Manhood
by Michael Schwalbe
Am I tough enough? Am I powerful enough? Men put their bodies at risk to cover up pain, fear, and vulnerability.
Traditional Foods Help Remind Us Who We Are Traditional Foods Help Remind Us Who We Are
by Kim Eckart
Tribes are pursuing a hands-on approach to finding and preparing Native foods that give spiritual sustenance, too.
Mitt Romney’s Health Care Plan Won’t Fix Our Budgets—Or Our Bodies Mitt Romney’s Health Care Plan Won’t Fix Our Budgets—Or Our Bodies
by Madeline Ostrander
According to Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, letting consumers make choices in the market will bring down health care costs. YES! Senior Editor Madeline Ostrander shows why that’s not the cure we’re after.
As Parents Learn More About Health, Will Doctors Listen? As Parents Learn More About Health, Will Doctors Listen?
by Shannon Hayes
Many doctors and nurses refuse to respect the knowledge of parents about their kids’ health. Shannon Hayes explains why they might be missing a lot.
6 Ways Communities Put Health First 6 Ways Communities Put Health First
by Stuart Glascock
From play space for kids to AIDS activism: the fight against disease goes grassroots.
Online Tools Help Doctors Listen Up Online Tools Help Doctors Listen Up
by Sarah Kuck
Does your doctor understand what you need? These simple tools are helping practitioners slow down and communicate better with patients.
Sharat Somashekara: Healthy Food For All Sharat Somashekara: Healthy Food For All
When Sharat noticed that Americans without access to affordable, healthy food didn't eat as well as his family, he decided to do his part to change that.
Breastfeeding Moms Boot Nestlé from Maternity Wards Breastfeeding Moms Boot Nestlé from Maternity Wards
by Elizabeth Ben-Ishai
If breastfeeding is healthier for babies, why are hospitals pushing corporate infant formula? How a growing number of states and cities are banning marketing in the maternity ward.
Speaking for All Bodies (Not Just the “Perfect” Ones) Speaking for All Bodies (Not Just the “Perfect” Ones)
by Sven Eberlein
In “Sins Invalid,” performance artists shatter stereotypes around sex and disabilities to reclaim the body's redemptive power.
Notes from the Frontlines of Bringing Up Girls Notes from the Frontlines of Bringing Up Girls
by Tomas Moniz
What I really want to tell my daughters about autonomy and sex, in the midst of a war on women.
9 Simple Steps to Improve Your Health (Without Joining a Gym) 9 Simple Steps to Improve Your Health (Without Joining a Gym)
by Sven Eberlein
Laughter, the arts, touch, sleep. What you can do in your everyday life to get healthier.
A Graceful Exit: Taking Charge at the End of Life A Graceful Exit: Taking Charge at the End of Life
by Claudia Rowe
How can we break the silence about what happens when we’re dying?
A Mothers’ Movement for Future Generations A Mothers’ Movement for Future Generations
by Heidi Hutner
Cancer survivor Heidi Hutner worried about how to raise a baby girl in an increasingly toxic world. Why she, and others, are convening the Women’s Congress for Future Generations to make the earth safe again for our children.
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