June 2 is National Cancer Survivors Day. For Karen Shayne and Judy Pearson, co-founders of the Women Survivors Alliance, it is also an opportunity to galvanize others to their 365 days-a-year mission. Shayne and Pearson have both survived cancer. They have joined forces to spearhead a global call to action, reframing the state of cancer [...]
“Women have different phases of life. A doctor still heavily focused on obstetrics may not be the best solution for an older woman’s concerns.”
At the April 28, 2012 Unite for Women In New York March and Rally, there was consistent, verbalized incredulity that in the 21st century women were refighting old battles that were supposed to have been won.
Globally, half of the people living with HIV/AIDS are women.
Maternal health is considered a benchmark of how a country’s health care measures up.
In the 21st century, women demanding information about their changing bodies shouldn’t have to encounter obstacles.
Today, heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States. Sudden cardiac death is the most frequent presentation of the disease in women. The statistics from the American Heart Association are eye opening.
This March 4th, CARE will be joining forces with the top-selling juggernaut book, Half the Sky. Written by the Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the authors have been vocal about the need to turn “oppression into opportunity for women worldwide.”
As we move into a new decade, I can’t help looking over my shoulder at all the things I would like to leave behind.
As the average American tries to make sense of the constantly shifting health plan and attendant debates, one issue remains crystal clear. Women’s reproductive rights are being used as a football and bargaining chip in the fight to secure a long awaited health care bill.