Health & Healing
Healing a broken system.
Ai-jen Poo: Organizing Labor—With Love
by Mark Englerposted Nov 29, 2011
- The YES! Breakthrough 15: Battling for those on the economic bottom rung—domestic workers.
The Barefoot Artist
posted Nov 01, 2011
- A new film explores Lily Yeh's inner journey to do for herself what her art has helped do for many communities throughout the world.
Montana Looks North for Health Care That Works
by Rebecca Leisherposted Oct 21, 2011
- To create universal care, Governor Brian Schweitzer is taking a hint from Saskatchewan—where the people live longer and it costs less, too.
Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta
by Susan Smartt Cookposted Oct 19, 2011
- Review: Ina May Gaskin, the mother of modern midwifery, calls for a return to woman-centered birth culture in her new book.
Tamar Blogs on No Impact Week
by Tamar Samirposted Sep 19, 2011
- No Impact Eco-leader and yoga instructor Tamar has tried the experiment five times already, but she still learns a lot from her fellow participants.
Paid Sick Leave for All
by Rebecca Leisherposted Sep 01, 2011
- Nearly 40 percent of all U.S. private sector workers get no paid sick days—but Connecticut is leading the way to change that.
Game Changers in Global AIDS Fight
by William Minterposted Jul 27, 2011
- New studies and successes show we have an opportunity to turn back this deadly epidemic.
People We Love: Caressa Cameron
by Oliver Lazenbyposted Jul 25, 2011
- Miss America raises awareness about HIV.
Why Punish Pain?
by Gabor Matéposted Jun 10, 2011
- A hit of compassion could keep drugs from becoming a crime problem.
Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice
by Patrice Gainesposted Jun 08, 2011
- Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
From the Gulf, a Cry for Help
by Sue Sturgisposted May 31, 2011
- The public health crisis caused by the BP oil spill has received little media attention, and even less government help. Gulf Coast residents are trying to change that.
“The Single-Payer Train Has Left the Station”
posted May 25, 2011
- Wendell Potter, a health insurance executive-turned-critic, on what Vermont's new law could mean for American health care.
The Adventures of a Stubborn Grandmother
posted May 06, 2011
- From StoryCorps, a funny, poignant interview between a strong-willed woman, her son, and her granddaughter.
Vermont’s Bill: Is it Single-Payer Health Care?
by Ida Hellander, MDposted Apr 27, 2011
- A question and answer session with Dr. Ida Hellander helps demystify Vermont's new health care bill.
Saying Goodbye: What Do We Teach Kids about Death?
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 31, 2011
- Shannon Hayes: When we shelter ourselves and our kids from the realities of death, what else might we be sacrificing?