Monthly :: October 2011

Not in Kansas Anymore

By Emily Berns Web Exclusive “Please make underneath free,” the nurse said, pointing to a semiprivate nook in the spotless, modern gynecology office. I looked around, locating a mirror and a hook for my clothes, but no hospital gowns. After a few moments of

Third Time’s the Charm

By Christina WypijewskaIssue 129 March – April 2005 After laboring at a birth center and in a car, this mom finally found her way to birthing at home. Every woman should have the opportunity to . . . give birth as she wishes in

Children and Social Networks

By Richard Freed, Ph.D. Web Exclusive – February 13, 2007 The meteoric rise in popularity of Internet-based social networks such as MySpace has given the media research community little time to examine how these sites impact youth. Child health organizations have therefore not yet

Teen Revolution

By Wendy PonteIssue 141, March-April 2007 I am ashamed to admit that, like many adults, my general view of teenagers was probably a bit cynical. I had bought into the old stereotype and assumed that teens were rebellious, self-involved, and irresponsible. So when I

What About the Boys?

By Rachael Ashak Porter Issue 133, November/December 2005 “Our culture defines masculinity in many ways, but primarily it prevents boys from expressing their feelings, becoming emotional, or maintaining an authentic self,” states Cheryl Ann Pollock, BA, director of training and educational programs at the

Lactation Law Revisited

Lactation and the Law Revisitedby Jake Aryeh Marcus Aug 11, 2011 In late 2010, young mother Anna (not her real name) was nursing her daughter in the toddler area of a public pool in the state of Washington. A man she later learned was

HPV Vaccines for Boys?

On October 25, 2011, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommended that all 11 to 12-year-old boys get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV). According to the CDC press release, “The HPV vaccine will afford protection

Nature Principle

  “The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we