Blood Clots: What Women Know Versus What We Should Know

Aug 22, 2016 by

I was on the birth control pill for ten years. I knew that it could cause blood clots in women over 35 who smoked. I wasn’t over 35...

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The Feminist, the Crusty Old Reporter, and the 102-Year Old Man: Antiheroes of the Pill

Aug 18, 2016 by

After a well-known physician unwittingly sparked my interest in birth control, I dived into the rabbit hole of hormonal contraceptive...

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What Constitutes Disease?

Aug 17, 2016 by

Survival for any animal or plant throughout the world is a lifelong battle between the environment and the constitutional design of...

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Pulmonary Embolism after 10 Years on the Pill

Aug 16, 2016 by

I’m a 27 year old woman who was diagnosed on March 18, 2016 with blood clots in both lungs and a pleural effusion in my left...

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When Heavy Periods Are a Thyroid Problem

Aug 15, 2016 by

Over 40? There’s a 1 in 3 chance you’re going to suffer heavy periods (menorrhagia). Conventional treatment options are not very...

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Let It Go! Forgiveness Is Part of a Healthy Diet

Aug 11, 2016 by

As I pulled out of my neighborhood onto the main road in my town, a truck whipped up beside me the man leaning his head out the...

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Maple Syrup Urine Disease at 52 Years of Age

Aug 10, 2016 by

There are some rare diseases that appear at birth known as inborn errors of metabolism. Their symptoms are nonspecific in most cases...

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Nightmare on Lupron Street

Aug 9, 2016 by

Think Halloween, spooky costumes, and “trick or treat” – only it’s summertime. And you’re in the...

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The Misguided Battle Against Dietary Fat and Cholesterol

Aug 8, 2016 by

I was at my medical provider the other day waiting for my turn for an MRI test. I shared the lobby with over 100 people. As I looked...

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Breaking the Chains of Depression

Aug 4, 2016 by

Depression and LossIt took months to get me out. My girlfriends had all but given up on asking me to join them.  I started my journey...

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