Category Archives: health

Nobody gets to have a say in the size of your family, least of all your employer!

There is a fabulous new BDN blog, launched last month, called “We’re {not} having a baby!” written by Amy and Lance Blackstone! Considering that I have had many babies, you may not think I would enjoy this blog. However, after taking Professor Amy Blackstone’s online class a few years ago, the Sociology of Gender, I became […]

Sometimes the only reason no one is there to help is because we haven’t had the courage to ask!

I recently ended up in the emergency room with what turned out to be a bad reaction to a new medication. Apparently, when the small print on the bottle says to call your doctor if you experience things like dizziness and loss of consciousness, you really should! I am fine now, but the remarkable thing […]

Physical illness for women does not equal insanity, not in the 19th Century and not today!

“Mass hysteria,” that is the diagnosis that doctors have given a strange medical condition that has suddenly affected a dozen teenage girls in an upstate New York school, according to a report this week by MSNBC. Each of these young women is experiencing facial ticks, and uncontrolled body movements. Officials say there are no physiological […]