At the risk of stating the obvious, the world is a very diverse place. There are different landscapes, different climates, different cultures, different societies, and different people with different lifestyles within those societies. It stands to reason, then, that the health problems these people experience are also quite diverse. Around the world, women face different… Read More Women’s Health Around the World
You’re watching a TV show. On screen, a woman goes pale, clutches her left arm, and collapses to the ground, unconscious. She’ll be taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a heart attack, and she’ll probably survive. We’ve likely all seen it at one point or another, whether depicted on screen or described in text,… Read More What Makes Women’s Health Different?
Health is not a switch. To most people, especially in America, health is some binary, finite thing. You’re either healthy, or you’re not. You have health, or you don’t. It exists in your life, or it doesn’t. On, off. Present, absent. Static. Many people think of health simply as the absence of physical sickness, which… Read More The Nature of Health
I broke my foot this fall. Actually, I found out that my foot was broken this fall, but there’s a good chance that it had been broken for at least a few months before that. Stress fractures are tricky things, since they don’t show up well on X-rays or generate the same symptoms that an… Read More The Importance of Chill