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Pelvic News Roundup: Women’s History Month (March 27, 2015)

March 27, 2015 | by Kelley

  March is Women’s History Month.  We all know some of the heaviest hitters in women’s history: Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Sandra Day O’Connor, to name a few.  Today, we’re going to set aside our usual pelvic news roundup format and instead, give you some new names to add to your (hopefully ever-growing) list [...]

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‘Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies’ Begins Next Week on PBS

March 24, 2015 | by Kelley

  It can be difficult to find something worthwhile to watch on television.  Not so next week, when PBS premieres its newest film. CANCER: THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES is a three-part, six-hour major television event presented by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, in partnership with WETA, the flagship public broadcasting station in Washington, D.C. Based [...]

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There’s No Place Like Home, But I Still Prefer a Hospital Birth

March 21, 2015 | by Kelley

“Born in the Wild” premiered on Lifetime TV this month and it got us talking about alternative birth practices.  On Tuesday, we published a very eloquent blog about positive experiences with home birth.  Today, we offer you a different perspective.     There is an ongoing home birth vs. hospital birth debate in the United States.  [...]

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WHF News: Women’s Health Activists to Be Awarded at Upcoming Gala

March 18, 2015 | by Molly

Women’s Health Foundation’s Annual Fundraising Gala to Be Held May 16th, at Chicago’s City Winery Chicago, IL (March 18, 2015) –Women’s Health Foundation (WHF), a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to pelvic health and wellness has announced this year’s recipients of the Passion Award and Medical Activist Award to New Jersey physical therapist and patient, Dr. Sallie [...]

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Below Your Belt: Mind Over Bladder

March 22, 2015 | by Jeni I

You got the full pelvic tour in our last posts – from your internal organs, to muscles and bones, to the external private parts you can actually see. And, now that you know your pelvic region has three openings – the urethra, vagina, and anus – we need to talk about your daily duties in [...]

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Birth in the Bed, Birth in the Tub, Birth in the Kitchen: My Path through the Wild World of Natural Childbirth

March 17, 2015 | by Sarah Taylor

WHF Note:  As you may know, the TV series, “Born in the Wild” premiered this month on Lifetime.  The show focuses on women who have chosen to give birth in arguably the most extreme of non-hospital settings, namely, the outdoors.  This show got us at WHF talking and we decided to use “Born in the [...]

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Pelvic News Roundup: March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015 | by Kelley

  Welcome to our newest Pelvic News Roundup!  What did the past few weeks bring us in pelvic health news? Well, quite a bit, actually.   Gardasil 9 is now available.  The newest HPV vaccine protects against (you guessed it) nine strains of the cervical-cancer-causing virus.  The original Gardasil vaccine only had a four-strain coverage.  (If [...]

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Ego Versus the Dietician

March 12, 2015 | by Lise

When you hear the word “nutrition” do you think to yourself I should eat more vegetables? Most people generally get this one principle: veggies and fruits are low in fat, are low calorie, and contain often missed fiber. Others, like me, are fascinated by the healing properties of plant-based foods and “integrative nutrition,” blending the [...]

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