The Politics of Defunding Women’s Health

Guest post by Alexandra M. Lord Recently, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation pulled its financial support of breast cancer screening and education programs run by Planned Parenthood. The reasons for pulling their support? According to a spokesperson for the Komen Foundation, the organization has adopted a new rule that prohibits grants to organizations…

The Politics of Defunding Women’s Health

Guest post by Alexandra M. Lord Recently, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation pulled its financial support of breast cancer screening and education programs run by Planned Parenthood. The reasons for pulling their support? According to a spokesperson for the Komen Foundation, the organization has adopted a new rule that prohibits grants to organizations under …

Beating the winter blues

Guest Post by Dinah Miller, M.D. Blah, Blah, Blah It's early February and for many people, it's not the best time of year.  The nights are long, the days are cold and gray, and the sidewalks are icy.  Here in Baltimore, football season ended with a devastating loss by the Ravens in the playoffs, and we’re left with…