Last-minute shoppers at this time of year are often face-to-face with workers reeling from their dizzying holiday hours. Meanwhile some workers face a different problem altogether: excess rigidity. Fortunately, lawmakers are beginning to see both as problems.
Can this T-shaped device do something about the high rate of unintended pregnancy in the U.S.? That was the intention of the two groups that teamed up to create a more affordable IUD for clinics that serve low-income women.
Tobacco ad jingles that spurred female smoking during the 1970s are echoing darkly in current U.S. health data. “You’ve come a long way, baby,” could now be applied to U.S. women’s near parity with men in dying from smoking-related illnesses.
Some mothers will be getting a fake paycheck from their kids this Sunday. Nice, but here’s what we really need: tax credits for caregivers, more investment in child care and early childhood education, programs such as parental leave.
Many women in labor, including me, welcome pain relief. But a new report shows how epidurals and other medical interventions in childbirth disrupt biological processes that have evolved over the millennia to support maternal and infant health.
Today–National Boss’s Day–belongs to that critical person in the life of a working mother who provides the flexibility we all need. The author found a pair of winning-ticket bosses, but U.S. working mothers should not have to rely on the luck of the draw.
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, the sons of single mothers, traded on their families’ narratives of triumph over hardship. It’s nice to see Texas Democrat Wendy Davis flipping the script and highlighting her own achievements as a single mom.