- In memory of Blandina Khondowe
- Barbara Brenner Breast Cancer Activist Scholarship
- Remembering Barbara
- Funeral arrangements and after
- Barbara Brenner 1951-2013
- Thanks and Blessings
- The Legislature and Breast Cancer: Not a Good Match
- Telling the FDA What I Think About ALS Drug Trials
- Has NBCC Lost Its Way?
- Steve Gleason: A Rare Celebrity Doing Good by Talking About His Illness
- Approaching Gun Violence as a Public Health Problem: Who Gets to Have a Say?
- Adventures with a Feeding Tube Replacement: A Not So Funny Story, a Cautionary Tale, and A Call To Action
- What I Learned as A Volunteer
- One More Time With Feeling: Can We Be Done With Mammography Screening?
- Sitting Down to Call Out Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)
- NBCC — The Promise, the Process and the Problems
- Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? — A Yom Kippur Reflection
- Not So Funny Things Happened on the Way to a Diaphragm Pacer: When “Informed” is Not “Consent” and Related Adventures of an ALS Activist
- FDA to ALS Patients: Fuck You
- Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice . . . : Nothing New at Komen
- Broadening ALS Research to Help Patients III: Make Biogen Idec Walk Its Talk
- Broadening ALS Research to Help Patients — II
- Let’s Broaden ALS Research to Help Patients
- The Supreme Court on Health Care II — The Medicaid Debacle
- Wonders Never Cease — The Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision
- Previews in Health Redux
- If you want to sign a letter calling on Nancy Brinker to resign
- Susan Love: Time to Think Before You Pink
- Tobacco Company Lies Don’t Mean You Should Vote for Prop. 29
- Odds and Ends in the Pink Ribbons Wars
- What Ever Happened to Previews of Coming Attractions in Health?
- Changing the Culture of Health Care in a Consumer Society — Not So Easy
- New ALS Treatment? — Hold Your Applause, Please
- Thoughts on Leadership – Listen Up, Nancy Brinker
- Choices: How I Live with ALS
- Don’t Be Surprised By the Undelivered Promise of Personalized Medicine
- Context is Everything — Framing the Film Pink Ribbons, Inc.
- Further Thoughts on Disability Access
- Komen’s True Colors: Red, not Pink
- Komen Politics: It’s Not Just About Abortion
- Gloves Off: What the Fuck, Komen?
- Pink Ribbons, Inc. is Coming to the US
- You Don’t Have to Talk Like Stephen Hawking
- Tikkun Olam and Corporate Responsibility
- IOM Report on Breast Cancer and The Environment: What Komen’s $1 million Bought
- Social Justice: The Health Connection
- Can We Watch Our Language, Please?
- Nothing Should Have to Be This Hard
- Is October Over Yet?
- Mi’She’Berach: Thoughts on Illness and Blessing
Ways to Look at Illness
Category Archives: Environmental Health
Susan Love: Time to Think Before You Pink
If you like this blog, send to your friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. There are many heroes and heroines in the world of breast cancer. You even know some of their names. One of the best-known is Dr. Susan … Continue reading
Context is Everything — Framing the Film Pink Ribbons, Inc.
On Friday, February 24 there was screening of the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. at Smith College. As the recipient of the Smith College Medal for my work as a breast cancer activist, I gave a talk introducing the film. That … Continue reading
Posted in Breast Cancer, Environmental Health Tagged abortion, breast cancer walks, culture, General Mills, hand guns, KFC, Komen, mammograms, mammography, Massachusets, Nancy Brinker, Parenthood, pink ribbons, pink toilet paper, Planned, politics, rBGH, Smith College, Smith Medal, Susan Love, Think Before You Pink, womens health 10 Comments
IOM Report on Breast Cancer and The Environment: What Komen’s $1 million Bought
If you like this blog, pass it on to three or more friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. Early this month the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, released a report on environmental links … Continue reading
Social Justice: The Health Connection
If you like this blog, pass it on to at least three friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. In my mind, health issues are issues of social justice. This perspective sets Breast Cancer Action apart from most other breast cancer … Continue reading
Is October Over Yet?
October is often a beautiful fall month. It’s also my birthday month. But I learned early in my tenure at Breast Cancer Action to dread the month because everything turned pink. I had hoped that when I stepped down from … Continue reading
Genes Are Not Destiny
If you like this blog, send it to 3 (or more) of your friends and encourage them to sign up. Let’s keep the conversation going! If you’ve been following health issues for the last decade or so, you must have … Continue reading
If It’s Bad for Us . . . – When Will We Learn the DDT Lesson?
If you like this blog, send it to 3 (or more) of your friends and encourage them to sign up. Let’s keep the conversation going! If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you know I read the New … Continue reading
Posted in Breast Cancer, Environmental Health Tagged Africa, Barbara Cohn, insecticide, malaria, mosquitoes, neurology, organic farming, Rachel Carson, rBGH, Silent Spring, Uganda, WHO, World Health Organization 7 Comments