It’s hard to say exactly when my dieting tipped over into full-blown disorder, because I’ve been at it for literally as long as I can remember — since I was 8 years old. Growing up fat, my body had always been parsed as a problem. It was a...
In an effort to distinguish himself from rival presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders emphasized on Friday that if elected president, he would immediately pursue the complete enactment of a “Medicare for All” single-payer health care system, including the elimination of the vast majority of private health insurance coverage. Sen....
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood gave up roughly $60 million when it left a federal family planning program this summer in opposition to a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. In Texas, a network of eight Christian pregnancy centers is jockeying for that...
While getting a cold may not seem like the biggest ailment to deal with this winter (after all, it’s better than the flu), dealing with one can be a real drag on your mood, productivity and overall well-being. Plus, the average adult gets two to three colds a...
A wave of anti-abortion fervor, coupled with the passage this year of more than two dozen abortion bans in 12 states, has left many women afraid and unsure of their abortion care options. On Tuesday, Planned Parenthood — the nonprofit that’s been on the frontlines of the battle...
LOS ALGODONES, Mexico ― The billboards that line the stretch of California’s Interstate 8 headed toward Los Algodones make it clear travelers are not headed to a typical tourism destination. The signs that beckon Americans as they head west toward Andrade, California’s narrow border crossing, aren’t for resorts or...
Climate change is already wreaking havoc on public health around the globe and the impacts will continue to mount as the crisis fuels prolonged heatwaves, extreme weather events and infectious disease, according to a new report published Wednesday by top medical journal The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown is a...
Recently, while getting ready for my first date after a long-term relationship dissolved, I felt nervous in a way that I imagine most other people do: I left clothes strewn on my bedroom floor in my hunt for the perfect outfit and wondered if my date would be...
Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro unveiled a set of ambitious presidential campaign proposals that are centered on protecting and expanding the rights of people with disabilities, who make up a quarter of the U.S. population and are becoming increasingly more visible on the political stage. The plan focuses on fighting homelessness,...
When the power went out during the blackout of Aug. 14, 2003, 50 million people across the Northeast, from New York City to Toronto, were left in the dark. And in a rare moment that night, looking up to the sky, people could see the Milky Way. Roughly one-third...