Tag: Health & Wellness

Is It Safe to Travel With Kids During COVID-19?

By: Zara Hanawalt Parents across the country are wondering whether it is safe to travel with kids right now and if they should move forward with holiday travel—or plan a staycation at home. Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t clear cut. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to advise against nonessential travel, noting that “travel increases the chance of getting and…

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How ‘Femtech’ Is Busting Taboos Around Women’s Health and Wellness

By Karen Pallarito If you haven’t noticed all the new wearables, mobile apps, self-care gadgets, or tech-enabled services designed for women’s health, well, you’re just not paying attention. Femtech is seeping into daily life. Hands-free breast pumps are a thing; period underwear is everywhere. To many industry leaders, femtech is more than a market sector—it’s a movement. “It’s giving a voice…

Women Turn To TikTok For Health Information and OBGYNs Are There To Meet Them

By Katie Kindelan When Dr. Danielle Jones, a board-certified OBGYN, wants to talk about a women’s health issue, all she has to do is log onto TikTok and her message is heard. One recent video of Jones talking about period pain on the short-form, video-sharing app garnered more than 480,000 likes and nearly 4,000 comments. In another video with more than 100,000 likes, Jones takes on…

Superbloom: A New Online Community for Women With Chronic Illness

By Je Banach The stories we tell play a major role in determining our health and wellness, as individuals and as a collective. Public narratives around chronic illness shape our healthcare system and determine everything from funding for research programs and availability of treatments to protections for the disabled and the day-to-day experiences of those who are ill. Erin Berman, a former…

Lizzo Wants to Redefine the Body-Positivity Movement

By Calvin Van Paris When it comes to shifts in the collective consciousness, change to the language is often a strong starting point. For October Vogue cover star Lizzo, “body positivity” is a phrase that has accompanied her along her entire career path—along with Blackness and queerness and feminism, the pop star’s commitment to not only owning her physique but unabashedly celebrating it has…