Health Category

The Reality

In: Feminism, Health, Women's Rights

One week has passed since the murder of Dr. George Tiller, a physician at one of three clinics in the United States that provide late-term abortions. Now that the news cycle is winding to a close, I’ve noticed one bittersweet effect of the shooting that anti-choicers probably didn’t count on: the highlighting of the reality […]

Looking Back on 5768

In: Health

X-Posted Jewish City Chick As I sit back and reflect on this new year (Jewish New Year), I can’t help but remember one of my goals from last year; And that was to increase my fun exercise, in other words to have fun while exercising. Let me explain, I spent seven years in the U.S. […]

Physician-assisted abortion after the 24th week of pregnancy is illegal in Massachusetts. Self-induced abortion, as it turns out, is illegal at any point during pregnancy, and could even lead to homicide charges.

Sorry for the pre-shabbes downer, but this story is just tragic, and I’m appalled. “Rebecca – who had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity and bipolar disorder, or what used to be called manic depression – died Dec. 13 of an overdose of prescribed drugs, and her parents have been arrested on murder charges, accused […]

Endometriosis Awareness Month

In: Dioxins, Environment, Health

A year ago, I had no idea what endometriosis was. After months of rather successfully attempting to ignore that I was having pelvic pain, I finally went to Callen-Lorde Community Health Center in April. Thanks to the impeccable care of Jennifer Johnson, who I recommend to anyone and everyone in NY, I was diagnosed incredibly […]

New Bisexual Health Report Just Out!

In: Bisexual, Health

[Editorial Note]: Welcome Amy André, writer and sexual educator, for her first post on I couldn’t be more proud or more thrilled to share my news with you! Last year, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) commissioned me to co-author a publication on bisexual health for their acclaimed Policy Institute. This document, […]

Parashat Terumah The Gift of Safe Space by Y. Gavriel A. Levi Ansara on Saturday February 24, 2007 6 Adar 5767 Exodus 25:1 – 27:19,Shabbat Parashat Terumah opens with G-d speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai and commanding him in meticulous detail regarding the construction of the Mishkan, or “tabernacle,? the portable dwelling place of […]


In: Economic Justice, Health, Politics, Social Justice

It’s frequently terrifying, painful, and difficult, but sometimes it’s wonderful. I laughed, I cried… no, I’m not talking about “Pan’s Labyrinth,” I’m talking about health insurance. So is Jenny Price, who writes “Why I’m happy my health insurance costs $12,268/yr.” Honestly, if a national heath plan went into effect tomorrow, I’d be out of a […]

Juicing and Judaism

In: Food, Health, JVoices

They’re doing it in Boise, Idaho. Yes, the joys of juicing. Our friends over at The Jew and the Carrot will be so proud I bought my first juicer today. I haven’t started wheat grass just yet, but I did make a very tasty mixture of apples, kale, celery and carrots for my very first […]

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