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What Sandy Wrought, Part 1: Health-Care Crises Remain a Year After the Storm

Overhead photo of the damage in the Rockaways after Superstorm Sandy.

The storm ripped the roof off the Rockaways area of New York City, literally and figuratively, and shone a light on how woefully under-resourced the community was, and is.

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Court Battle Ensues Over Pregnant Mentally-Disabled Woman in Nevada

Photo: 2News.

Who gets to make a final decision when a patient can’t consent, her guardians, or the court?

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Nebraska Mental Health Screening Law Now Officially, Finally Over

Photo: Alamy via the Huffington Post.

Remember that bill that would require women who wanted an abortion to be screened for mental health issues?  That’s finally blocked for good.

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The Fundamentalist Campaign Against Science and Proper Health Care: Time to “Shut that Whole Thing Down”

When it comes to flat earth gone to Congress, it really is time "to shut that whole thing down."

Religious opponents of birth control access and safe abortion have seemingly unlimited capacity to overlook the evidence.

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Is the Brain Really the Most Sexual Part of Our Bodies?

The popular phrase “the brain is the most sexual part of the body” leaves me with lots of unanswered questions. 

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Despite Overwhelming Evidence, Federal Appeals Court Upholds Law Requiring Doctors to Lie to Women

Despite ample evidence that there is no link between abortion and suicide, a federal appeals court decides its okay for South Dakota to require doctors to lie to women.

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Is Alaska Trying to Sneak Through A Medicaid Mental Health Exception Ban?

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell. Al Grillo / The Associated Press

The state says its only ensuring that doctors verify Medicaid patients are following federal abortion payment rules.  But mental health seems to have suspiciously been left off as an acceptable reason for an abortion.

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Study Linking Abortion and Mental Health Issues Debunked

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Researchers concluded that a study that claimed abortion causes mental health issues had “fundamental analytical errors.”

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When It Comes to Eating Disorders, Do We as a Society Know What We’re Dealing With?

The point is that the perfection those suffering from eating disorders are longing for in themselves in most cases is neither physical nor real. We will need to overcome our societal inability to see errors for what they are—an opportunity to learn—if we want to deal with eating disorders.

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Study: Having An Abortion Does Not Increase Risk of Mental Health Problems, Unwanted Pregnancy Does

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The world’s largest, most comprehensive and systematic review of mental health outcomes and abortion care shows abortion does not increase the risk of mental health problems, but unwanted pregnancy does. The results led to a British medical journal calling for reversal of the recent HHS decision to deny young women access to emergency contraception.

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