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Lynda Chang

Soaking in Mother Nature’s Goodness: The Sunscreen Smokescreen

Thursday, April 30th, 2015 /

Cancer is a word that strikes fear in most. We’re a society concerned with taking preventative measures to avoid getting “The Big C.”  We know to use sunscreen when outdoors and chow down on “super foods” rich in antioxidants and … Read More

Philipa Bridge Cook

Bleeding Disorders Overlooked in Women with Heavy Periods

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 /

Four years ago, when the heavy period bleeding which I’d had since adolescence suddenly became much worse, I never would have predicted that the cause of the bleeding would not be correctly diagnosed and treated until after I’d had an … Read More

Using Lupron to Diagnose Endometriosis: Fact or Medical Fiction

Using Lupron to Diagnose Endometriosis: Fact or Medical Fiction

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 /

Lupron or Leuprolide is prescribed regularly for endometriosis, fibroids and undiagnosable pelvic pain. The evidence supporting its use is sketchy at best. Perhaps the most troubling practice is the use of Lupron to ‘diagnose’ endometriosis, an indication for which there … Read More

David M. Wiseman, PhD, MRPharmS.

Adhesions: Cause, Consequence and Collateral Damage

Monday, April 27th, 2015 /

Dear Dr. Wiseman, I have been living with adhesions for over twenty years since the age of 21. After five years of period pains I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had five laparoscopic surgeries to remove it. I had relief … Read More

Chandler Marrs

Infant Leukemia Induced by Maternal Exposures

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 /

Recently, I stumbled upon a 2006 editorial in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention circulating on social media. It introduced research linking infant leukemia to maternal pharmaceutical and environmental exposures. Digging deeper into the research highlighted by the editorial … Read More

hysterectomy and the c word

Hysterectomy and the “C” Word

Monday, April 20th, 2015 /

I have connected with many women in the nine years since my unwarranted hysterectomy. I have been appalled and saddened by the number of women who were railroaded into hysterectomy and/or oophorectomy (ovary removal – castration) by being told that … Read More

teen girl at doctors

When Should Teens Go to the Gynecologist?

Thursday, April 16th, 2015 /

When should girls start going to the gynecologist? The general consensus from the medical community and public health education is that a girl need not see a gynecologist until she becomes sexually active..I disagree. Reproductive Care Should Begin with the … Read More

Chris Kapsa

Death is Women’s Work

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 /

Death is women’s work. Most people who care for the dying are women. Low-paid health workers who care for dying patients in home hospices are overwhelmingly women. Women outnumber men as nurse’s aides in nursing homes by a wide margin. … Read More

Lisa Bloomquist

Hurt by a Generic Drug? Victims have no Recourse unless the FDA Changes Rules

Monday, April 13th, 2015 /

On Friday March 27, 2015 I testified before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asking them to change a rule that currently prohibits manufacturers of generic drugs from updating the warning labels for the drugs that they make. Why, … Read More