Browsing the "health" Tag

Restrictive Spanish Abortion Law Violates Civil Rights

April 8th, 2014 | by Elena Rodemann

In Spain, legal abortion has been available since 2010, but now that situation is changing. The Spanish minister of justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, has proposed a law to restrict safe access to legal pregnancy termination for nearly all women, with only a few exceptions


Single Moms Take On Local Food Deserts in Asheville North Carolina

January 31st, 2013 | by Brett Gustafson

Asheville has recently been in the news for the adoption of its progressive regional Food Action Plan, which addresses food insecurity/security and access issues. It is no surprise that our town is making food security headlines again, this time with the story of two of Asheville's local residents and inspiring sustainable food leaders, Tema Ayanfe Jamison and Olufemi Lewis


Video Explains Why Free Access to Contraception is Absolutely Essential

January 22nd, 2013 | by Brett Gustafson

The Gates Foundation recently released a video describing why it is so incredibly important for all women to have free access to contraceptives and family planning services. Though the video is specifically talking about the developing world, these health issues are similar here in the United States


Wellness Wednesday: 8 Tips for More Affordable & Healthy Food Shopping

December 12th, 2012 | by summerbock

Grocery shopping is one of the basic foundations of our health. Learning how to do it well can help you save tons of time and money. If you incorporate these simple steps into your weekly routine, you will not only reap the benefits of home cooked meals, as well as delicious leftovers for lunch, but will also be able to maintain a busy work schedule and usually get everything done


Can Drinking Delicious Smoothies for 40 Days Help Make You Healthier?

December 11th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

My friend and fellow Important Media editor, Becky Striepe, has just published a new e-book showing just how easy it can be to make a wide variety of delectable and nutritious beverages. 40 Days of Green Smoothies illustrates the simple step by step instructions to enable you to create all manner of affordable liquid lusciousness that will also help you to feel great


Wellness Health Tips from Fermentation Nutrition Expert Summer Bock

December 5th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Starting this month my friend Summer Bock will begin regularly contributing some of her extensive nutritional and health wisdom to Ecolocalizer in our new weekly blog feature, Wellness Wednesdays. Ms. Bock will be helping to educate us about everything from how to make a diverse variety of your own fermented foods and plant-based medicinals, to better understanding and treating food allergies and persistent digestive problems


Mansplainer Hank Williams Jr. Proves that You Can Just Make Stuff Up

August 28th, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

While commenting on the 2012 presidential race in the Maddow Blog recently, Steven Benen suggested that in this election season it now seems that "maybe you can just make stuff up". From fictional tales of spastic tubes and forcible legitimate rape, many strange lies and bizarre falsehoods have continued to spew out of the Republican Party propaganda machine. In today's installment of "maybe you can just make stuff up", we look at an entertainer who appears intent upon dividing our nation


Republicans Paul Ryan and Todd Akin Share an Unsightly Forcible Rape Problem

August 23rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Why is Representative Todd Akin being nationally ostracized now for publicly stating what the majority of the Republican Party already openly proclaims? Akin's extremist anti-woman views are shared by many in his party, most especially vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The two politicians have even sponsored a bill together attempting to redefine what it means to be raped


Rep. Todd Akin Believes “Legitimate” Rape Victims Can Not Become Pregnant

August 20th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Each week it seems like right-wing extremist politicians expose how painfully ignorant they are in newly bizarre and surprising ways. Missouri Representative and US Senate candidate, Todd Akin, recently told a local news station that if a “legitimate rape” occurs, somehow women have a magic ability to prevent pregnancy. How does that work exactly? Perhaps like how the cartoon Wonder Twins superhero powers are activated? As a woman is being violently brutalized, she must scream out: “form of a sperm barrier!"


Hey Girl Internet Meme Mocks Paul Ryan’s Misogynist Policies

August 17th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

A humorous online campaign designed to expose vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's abysmal record on women’s health issues is flooding the internet. The meme is based on a fan site for Ryan Gosling, where an image of the celebrity is paired with an ironic or suggestive quote. In the case of Paul Ryan however, the words highlight the politician's fondness for forced mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds, as well as his vehement opposition to birth control, pregnancy termination and contraception access


Obamacare Provides Millions of Women with Free Preventative Health Services

August 1st, 2012 | by Brett Gustafson

Although females are still being systematically discriminated against by insurance companies, today is when the scale begins to tip back towards justice. Beginning August first, Obama's health reform law mandates that insurance companies provide women's health preventative services at no extra cost to the consumer



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