Category Archive: health

America: stuck in the slow lane?

Car manufacturers spend millions each year on advertising, touting their latest models as they glide through glistening nighttime city streets and hug curvy mountain roads, but the reality for the American driver isn’t… Continue reading

medicating our children

I’m back from a very productive weekend in Nantucket, which I spent writing with an informal group of women, all of whom were working on various projects: a psychiatrist, a psychologist, an ob/gyn,… Continue reading

big pharma’s big boner

Big pharma has a big boner for your mother. Over the past decade or so, millions of women (and some men, too) have taken bisphosphonate drugs to treat and prevent osteoporosis and osteopenia,… Continue reading

the buddha & the borderline

“Borderline…feels like I’m going to lose my mind…”  -Madonna I’ve been meaning to give a shout-out to my girl, Kiera Van Gelder, a talented writer who recently published a memoir “The Buddha and… Continue reading

Bikes for Boston

I’ve been dreaming of a day in the not-too-distant future when my son and I can ride our bikes anywhere we want, side by side. I ride my bike to work almost every… Continue reading

butt it out

I’ve spent a regrettably huge portion of my life swathed—albeit most of it furtively—in a cloud of smoke. I’m what you call a master closet smoker, dabbling in the dueling black arts of… Continue reading