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Health & Healing

Healing a broken system.

Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
by Nadia Colburn
When author Florence Williams learned her breast milk contained chemicals like flame retardants, she started investigating what exactly is in a breast and how that body part connects us to our children, our past, and our surroundings.
Me Too: A Letter to Steubenville’s Jane Doe Me Too: A Letter to Steubenville’s Jane Doe
by Kim Simon
After her essay on raising boys to respect women went viral, an incredible outpouring of support gave author Kim Simon the courage to tell the story she really wanted to share: how her own healing from rape came from knowing she wasn’t alone.
Don’t Like Your Health Insurance? Make Your Own Don’t Like Your Health Insurance? Make Your Own
by Nina Rogozen
The Affordable Care Act hopes to drive expansion of health care co-ops.
No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men No More Steubenvilles: How To Raise Boys to be Kind Men
by Kim Simon
What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others—and the courage to go against the crowd.
Language and Metaphors for a New Cosmology
by Tim Fox
7 Ways to Find Your Wild Side (Start With a Nap) 7 Ways to Find Your Wild Side (Start With a Nap)
by Shannan Stoll, Fabien Tepper, Valerie Schloredt
Color like a butterfly, eat like an ancient healer, and other ways to rediscover your inner wildness.
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.
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