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RadiumOne fired CEO for domestic violence

Yesterday I posted on the case of RadiumOne’s CEO and how despite video evidence of him beating his girlfriend he received probation. I missed that after the case was settled he was fired. Thanks to the reader who pointed that out! Even if courts can’t get convictions it is nice to see a private company … Continue reading

Would you invest in a company whose CEO hit his girlfriend 117 times and received probation?

There has been much discussion about the Ray Rice case. From his diversion in the courts to his two-game suspension from the NFL. It wasn’t until graphic video evidence was available that his team, the Ravens, was shamed into action and let him go. I say shamed into action, because what exactly did they think … Continue reading

GOP candidates suggest OTC birth control pills – right idea, wrong reason

Four Republican candidates running for office this November have proposed over the counter (OTC) oral contraceptives as an answer to GOP opposition to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Apparently Corey Gardner, CO, Ed Gillespie, VA,  Thom Tillis, NC, and Mike McFadden ,MN, now have now seen the light and are invested in … Continue reading

Bras do not cause breast cancer. End of discussion. Really.

I have written on this subject before because it’s a myth that just won’t go away. Some of this is perpetuated by the authors of the book Dressed to kill: The link between breast cancer and bras and by people like Joe Mercola. The post I recently wrote on this subject was trolled by one of the … Continue reading

Why did Wendy Davis call her ectopic pregnancy an abortion? An OB/GYN investigates

Wendy Davis, gubernatorial candidate for Texas, has a new memoir Forgetting to Be Afraid slated for release this week. In it she describes terminating two pregnancies. One termination appears to have been in the second trimester for fetal indications and the other she describes as an ectopic pregnancy. She writes, “The only medical option was to have surgery … Continue reading

Why I don’t take “You just go to sleep” lightly. Thoughts on anesthesia, my son and Joan Rivers

The implications of an anesthetic for Oliver, my 10-year-old son, didn’t fully sink in until he was wheeled into the operating room when I realized he had been assigned not one but two highly experienced anesthesiologists. I didn’t think I could feel any worse but then I heard the relief in one of the anesthesiologist’s … Continue reading

An OB/GYN evaluates the feticide case in Indiana

A 33-year-old woman in Indiana, Purvi Patel, presented to an emergency room with vaginal bleeding and when it was obvious that she had very recently delivered a baby the doctors on call notified the authorities. The body of her 28 week gestation infant was recovered. The pathologist believed the baby had taken a breath so … Continue reading

Irish Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act is like a bad board game called forced birth

A woman who recently emigrated to Ireland has provided a sad test case for the 2013 Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, a piece of legislation passed after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar. legislation that was supposed to allow for abortion when the life of a pregnant woman was at risk (not health, so … Continue reading

Madonna’s vagina selfie that wasn’t (or a lesson in ageism for woman)

While reading some news articles for a future post I chanced upon a pure click bait link: Madonna’s vagina selfie While normally I dismiss those things and move along with a nothing-here-for-you-to-see attitude, I just had to click. Partly because I love Madonna and partly because I really wondered exactly what she posted.  After all, … Continue reading

An American doctor experiences an NHS emergency room

You know it’s going to be one of those days when one of the first tweets on vacation inquires about the closest hospital. Victor, one of my 11-year-olds, had something in his eye courtesy of a big gust of wind outside of Westminster Abby. He was complaining enough to let me flip his eyelid and … Continue reading

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