February 22-28, 2021 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. When you think of eating disorders, you probably think of young, white, teenage girls. But women in midlife struggle with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder, too. In fact, 13% of women over 50 experience symptoms ..Continue Reading
On a cold January afternoon, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It was a day I won’t soon forget. As a practicing nurse, mom and CEO of HealthyWomen (which focuses on keeping women healthy!), I know firsthand how important it is to protect those around me — ..Continue Reading
Now that COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use by the FDA, many questions surround their risks. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are currently available in two-dose vaccines, while Johnson & Johnson has just submitted its one-dose vaccine to the FDA for regulatory approval. As these vaccines are being rolled ..Continue Reading
By Wendi C. Thomas and Hannah Grabenstein, MLK50: Justice Through Journalism, ProPublica This story was originally published by ProPublica. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rosalyn Campbell and her husband, Calvin, are waiting for what may be the most in-demand item on the planet: the COVID-19 vaccine. They both caught the virus in ..Continue Reading
Reviewed by Sabra L. Klein, Ph.D. As long as there have been vaccines, there have been movements against them. In the United States, the anti-vax movement began in 1879 with the formation of the Anti-Vaccination Society of America in response to a law requiring smallpox vaccination. The movement continued with ..Continue Reading
Reviewed by Nieca Goldberg, M.D. In 1994, iconic singer Patti LaBelle lived every performer’s worst nightmare — she collapsed on stage in front of thousands of fans. LaBelle attributed her fall to exhaustion until she learned she had Type 2 diabetes. In spite of watching close family members struggle with ..Continue Reading
Reviewed by Sabra L. Klein, Ph.D.