Domestic Violence Isn’t About Just Physical Violence – and State Laws Are Beginning to Recognize That

Domestic Violence Isn’t About Just Physical Violence – and State Laws Are Beginning to Recognize That

The Conversation By Lisa Aronson Fontes, University of Massachusetts Amherst Three or more U.S. women are murdered every day by their current or former intimate partner. That may in part be due to a failure of state laws to capture the full range of behavior that constitutes domestic abuse. The ..Continue Reading

Keep Your Brain Healthy at Every Age

Keep Your Brain Healthy at Every Age

Medically reviewed by Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. In honor of Women’s Health Month, we’re exploring the importance of brain health for women of all ages. Join HealthyWomen’s CEO Beth Battaglino and Dr. Gayatri Devi of Park Avenue Neurology for a Q&A on all things related to brain health on Instagram Live ..Continue Reading

Can Schools Require COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Now That Pfizer’s Shot Is Authorized for Kids 12 and Up?

Can Schools Require COVID-19 Vaccines for Students Now That Pfizer’s Shot Is Authorized for Kids 12 and Up?

By Kristine Bowman, Michigan State University With the first COVID-19 vaccine now authorized for adolescents, ages 12 and up, a big question looms: Will students be required to get the vaccine before returning to their classrooms in the fall? As a professor of education policy and law and a former ..Continue Reading

Treating Covid-19 Patients in the ICU Nearly Broke Me, But Now I’m Stronger for It

Treating Covid-19 Patients in the ICU Nearly Broke Me, But Now I’m Stronger for It

As told to Nicole Audrey Spector May 12 is International Nurses Day. Imagine a sudden hailstorm — the kind that forces you to duck for cover under a canopy or whisk away into a cab. Only in this scenario, there is no canopy, no cab. There is not even an ..Continue Reading

15 Minutes With Jessica Malaty Rivera

15 Minutes With Jessica Malaty Rivera

Jessica Malaty Rivera wears many hats. Her official title is infectious disease epidemiologist and science communication lead at the COVID Tracking Project, but that’s just the beginning. Malaty Rivera rose to prominence during the pandemic, when she began debunking Covid-19 conspiracy theories and vaccine misinformation online. She soon became an ..Continue Reading

Popping Toys, the Latest Fidget Craze, Might Reduce Stress for Adults and Children Alike

Popping Toys, the Latest Fidget Craze, Might Reduce Stress for Adults and Children Alike

By Katherine Isbister, University of California, Santa Cruz The newest fidget craze is popping toys. Adults and kids all over the world have been buying up this endlessly reusable version of a longtime favorite fidget activity: popping bubble wrap. Made of silicone and coming in a range of colors, shapes ..Continue Reading

You & Your Brain: A HealthyWomen, Prevention & Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Collaboration

You & Your Brain: A HealthyWomen, Prevention & Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement Collaboration

As women age, we may begin to notice changes in how our brains function. You may wonder what’s normal and what isn’t. Hormonal shifts happen throughout a woman’s life and knowing how these shifts affect your brain can help you better navigate your own health and learn ways to maintain ..Continue Reading

Health Center Protocols to Address IPV and HT

Health Center Protocols to Address IPV and HT

Title: Health Center Protocols to Address IPV and HT: Developing, Adapting, and Formalizing A Universal Education Protocol in Partnership with Community-based Programs (A Learning Collaborative) Description: Futures Without Violence (FUTURES) is funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care, to work with health centers and systems ..Continue Reading

Domestic Violence and the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Farmworkers

Domestic Violence and the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Farmworkers

Title: Domestic Violence and the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Farmworkers: A Conversation with Lideres Campesinas about Collaborations to Improve Access to Health Care Services for Farmworkers Date: Tuesday, June 8th at 10am-11am PST/11am-12pm Mountain/12pm-1pm Central/1p-2p Eastern Description: Join Futures Without Violence, Farmworker Justice, and Lideres Campesinas – a network of farmworker ..Continue Reading

What Causes Miscarriages? An Expert Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Blame Themselves

What Causes Miscarriages? An Expert Explains Why Women Shouldn’t Blame Themselves

By Rochanda Mitchell, University of Virginia Mother’s Day is a happy day for millions, but for those who have experienced a miscarriage, the day can be devastating. As many as one in four recognized pregnancies result in miscarriage. Pregnancy loss can be mentally and physically taxing. Women often have feelings ..Continue Reading