Health & Wellness

Gun Violence is a Public Health Emergency: It’s Time to Start Treating It Like One

Where will today’s mass shooting be?  Last Monday, it was Denver, after the Nuggets win.…

The Holes in Our Maps: Making Health Needs Visible

In a quaint little town nestled amidst rolling hills, there lived a young adventurer named…

Racial Stress is Killing Women of Color

I went for my annual checkup and screening with my then OBGYN: “You don’t need…

COVID Over? Benefits For Those Experiencing Homelessness Must Continue

In the more than three years since COVID first ravaged through the world as one…

Making Healthy Taste Good with Joy Juice Culture

Wife, mother, and Chief Joy Officer at Joy Juice Culture, Chantel Jones Bigby. In an…

With Difficult Parents, Consider Boundaries Instead of Estrangement

This Mother’s Day, you may have noticed a less cheery marketing tone emerging from your…

Not your Grandfather’s Parkinson’s Disease

The discovery of a biomarker that is 90% accurate in the diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease…

Ensuring Environmental Justice Must Remain a National Priority

The recent signing of the Executive Order to create the White House Office of Environmental Justice…

Doctor Knows Better: This MD Says No To Abortion Pill Ban

The recent U.S. Supreme Court order to pause the case of a Texas ruling to ban mifepristone–…

Prioritizing Obesity Prevention in Chicagoan Youth Populations

Obesity is a serious and costly issue in the United States (US), with obesity costing…

Cheap Eggs are Not Worth the Harm to Animal and Human Health

Americans are still talking about the historically expensive price of eggs, complaining about how precious they have…

Thinking about a drink? Pause for some real refreshment

March may be Women’s History Month, but I read some women’s health news this month…

Reading the Trees: How Landscaping Promotes (or Undermines) Sustainability

According to the CDC and others, climate change has negative human health impacts: increased respiratory…

It’s Time to Stop Hating Periods: Reflections on Menstruation During Women’s History Month

Six years ago, a diagnosis of cervical adenocarcinoma in situ (a precancerous condition that can…

More Black nurses can save Black men’s lives

It is no secret Black men have the lowest life expectancy compared to any demographic…