From the Real to the Ideal — Women Working in Health Care

In last week’s post I promised to take a focused look at women in the health care workforce. For both providers and patients, the gender gap has enormous consequences not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 17, 2009

From the Real to the Ideal: A Woman’s Nation and the Gender Gap for Women in Health Care

Maria Shriver’s ambitious report, The Shriver Report — A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, has grabbed our attention and focused us on a national priority of the highest importance. Women’s equality […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 10, 2009

I Am Not a Pre-Existing Condition

I have a long list of pre-existing medical conditions, so I have a lot invested in health care and health insurance reform. But even if I didn’t have this crazy, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   November 04, 2009

Act Now to Reform Health Care

Health care reform is dominating the halls of Congress. The House is expected to take up the Democrat’s package by the end of this week, with the Senate scheduled to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   November 04, 2009

What $20 Gets You

The day my sister came home from the hospital after her first breast cancer surgery, I went to the local drugstore to pick up her initial dose of medicine. I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   7 Comments   |   November 04, 2009

The Quest for Work-Life Balance

I started writing a blog two weeks ago about a chapter in The Shriver Report—A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything called “Sick and Tired.” The chapter outlines some of the troubles […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 04, 2009

Health-care reform isn’t scary…but doing nothing is frightening

For the past several weeks, at town halls all across the nation, millions of Americans who understand the need for vital health reform legislation were subjected to seemingly endless myths, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   September 14, 2009

He Walked in Our Shoes

The road to true equality for women in the workplace is built on the work of so many. This morning I learned of the passing of one of its quiet […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 31, 2009

Caring about Women and Maternal Health

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times focused his column yesterday on the need to attend to women and maternal health on a global scale. He has an excellent way […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 31, 2009

Pay Equity in the Obama White House

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Noting that women make just 78 cents for every dollar men earn […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   July 08, 2009