Posts tagged "healthcare"

When Psychiatrists Distrust Their Patients, Their Patients Can Only Respond In Kind

I’ve been seeing psychiatrists -- doctors whose purpose is primarily to examine and diagnose an emotional disorder or condition, then prescribe a plan of treatment, whether therapeutic or pharmaceutical -- on and off for over half my life. The ratio of good to mediocre to bad experiences I’ve had with psychiatrists is roughly equal --…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 22, 2015

President Obama Is Urging Congress To Provide Better Paid Sick Leave To American Workers

President Obama is urging Congress to pass legislation today that would improve on America’s sparse and globally uncompetitive sick pay laws. It would require six weeks of sick pay for new parents for federal employees and an additional six weeks of parental leave, as well as obligating employers with more than 15 employees to provide…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015

The Two Reasons I Stopped Taking Birth Control

I stopped taking birth control in 2011. I find it not-ha-ha-funny that when I tell people this, the most common reaction I get is that it's "dangerous" not taking birth control -- and yet, so many people are willing to look the other way or not get angry when the highest court in our country

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 30, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Why Is Maternity Care So Darn Expensive?

Apparently, when it comes to maternity care costs in this country, I lucked out big time. Seven years ago, when I found myself pregnant for the first time, I had just switched from my own insurance to my husband’s much better one, and had only one, $25 co-payment for the entirety of my pregnancy --…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / July 10, 2013

Head, Meet Desk: Fox Nation Illustrates Transgender Healthcare Story With Photo From “Mrs. Doubtfire”

In this unpredictable and ever-changing world we live in, at least we can always count on Fox News to provide a consistent stream of ignorance. The latest example comes from Fox Nation, a "news" website that chose to illustrate a story about transgender healthcare with a photo of Robin Williams from the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire."…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 15, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Father Sings “Let It Be” To Raise Money For Son’s Cancer Treatment

On July 15th, Mike Massé's infant son Noah was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. As the family scrambled to find the best care for their son, and the medical bills started piling up, Mike came up with a creative way to raise some extra money: he recorded an acoustic cover of The Beatles' song…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 14, 2012

10 Ways The Passage Of The Health Care Reform Bill Will Affect Women

Why is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi smiling from ear to ear in this pic? Because last night, she and Barack Obama managed to usher through the passage of the health care reform bill that's been vehemently debated for, oh, months. This morning, it has lots of us talking about what exactly the bill…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 22, 2010