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Healing a broken system.

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.
Detroit’s Good Food Cure Detroit’s Good Food Cure
by Larry Gabriel
What happens when the Motor City transforms itself into the capital of grow-your-own food?
Widespread War on Reproductive Rights Widespread War on Reproductive Rights
by Lynsi Burton
National polls show that most of the public supports birth control and abortion rights. So what’s with the trend of trying to limit them?
Make the Connections: Poverty, Obesity, and Diabetes Make the Connections: Poverty, Obesity, and Diabetes
by Doug Pibel
How to fight diabetes with better policy—and cut your own diabetes risk by 93 percent.
Video: Elders at Risk in Ryan’s Health Care Plan Video: Elders at Risk in Ryan’s Health Care Plan
Sarah van Gelder appears on FreeSpeech TV to explain the consequences of Republican health care plan.
The Dark Side of the “Green Economy” The Dark Side of the “Green Economy”
by Jeff Conant
Why some indigenous groups and environmentalists are saying no to the “green economy.”
The Body Politic The Body Politic
by Madeline Ostrander
Taking charge of our bodies means more than buying stuff. It means reckoning with the intersection between our humanity and the political and environmental decisions our society makes.
Why Your Health Is Bigger Than Your Body Why Your Health Is Bigger Than Your Body
by Claudia Rowe
New findings explain how politics, economics, and ecology can help or hurt our bodies.
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