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Changing the Conversation on Women and Addiction

Changing the Conversation on Women and Addiction

| October 15, 2014

The author considers the legacy of a groundbreaking health care reformer and looks at what still needs to be done to reduce stigma and improve care for women dealing with addiction. More »

Women’s Fight To Defend the Affordable Care Act Isn’t Over

Women’s Fight To Defend the Affordable Care Act Isn’t Over

| June 28, 2012

The mood at the Supreme Court today was jubilant as Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal justices in upholding the Affordable Care Act. But the fight isn't over—and the map of this particular battleground will look very familiar to women's health advocates. More »

State-Sanctioned Shaming and the Battle for Reproductive Rights

State-Sanctioned Shaming and the Battle for Reproductive Rights

| March 7, 2012

Contraception and choice are simply an everyday imperative for the author and her peers, despite the hostility that remains a part of the national culture. More »

Antidepressants and Breast, Ovarian Cancer Link Suggested

Antidepressants and Breast, Ovarian Cancer Link Suggested

| August 1, 2011

Authored by Lisa Cosgrove of the Harvard Center for Ethics, a recent statistical analysis of studies assessing the relationship between breast and ovarian cancer and antidepressant drug use finds possible link. More »

At War at Home

| September 27, 2010

The Veteran Affairs Department defines a service-connected disability as "an illness or injury incurred in or aggravated by military service." As author and advocate Stacy Bannerman argues, the military spouses of those injured are on their own when it comes to treatment. More »