Category Archives: Women

Silence = Death

As Donald Trump fights for his political life following new revelations about wholly inappropriate disclosure of classified materials and potential obstruction of justice, he has quietly issued new orders that will condemn thousands of women and children around the world … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical Care, Human RIghts, Politics, Prenatal, Public Health, Reproductive Rights, Women | Leave a comment

The Breast Intentions Are Fraught With Disappointment

About once a year on average, I seem to create a bit of a stir with a commentary on breast cancer and screening guidelines. In those commentaries, I sometimes question the message that is given to American women about the … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Clinical Care, Women | Leave a comment

Reconsidering Cancer Screening Programs

In a public commentary that aired a little over a year ago, I caused quite a stir when I discussed the case of Amy Robach, the then-40-year-old ABC News correspondent who was diagnosed with breast cancer after receiving an on-air … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Clinical Care, Public Health, Women | Leave a comment

Cheaper by the Dozen

As a bioethicist, I appreciate the fact that the American public has become deeply engaged in a number of important health policy debates. For example, should local, state and national agencies forcibly quarantine travelers coming from countries affected by the … Continue reading

Posted in Prenatal, Reproductive Rights, Women | Leave a comment

Opening the Black Box

In a study published earlier this week, researchers found that pregnant women who take acetaminophen — a widely used drug found in such over-the-counter painkillers as Tylenol and Excedrin — are at increased risk of having children with hyperkinetic disorders … Continue reading

Posted in Clinical Trials, FDA, Prenatal, Women | Leave a comment

Media Myths About Mammograms

Like most married couples, my husband and I have a morning routine. I tend to get up first, shower, get dressed, get a cup of coffee, and make lunch. Dan is a little slower to get started, and likes to … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Celebrities, Health Care, Media, Policy, Public Health, Women | Leave a comment

Protecting the Victims of Domestic Violence

Last Friday, famed Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was arraigned on charges of murder in a South African court of law. Nicknamed the ‘Blade Runner’ after the carbon fiber blades that this double-amputee uses to run, Mr. Pistorius is accused … Continue reading

Posted in Domestic Violence, Policy, Politics, Women | Leave a comment