How to Start Exercising When You're Already Overweight

Healthy living isn't easy. For some, it comes naturally, but for those folks who are already overweight—large enough that it's difficult or even painful to do what thinner people can do—it's even tougher to get started. Here are some tips to help. » 2/12/14 10:09pm 2/12/14 10:09pm

The Mother of one of the AOL "Distressed" Babies Speaks

This story (warning: traumatic birth story) really put a lump in my throat and a rage in my morning. If you haven't heard, the CEO of AOL justified cutting employee benefits based on two "distressed babies" that put too much of a burden on their healthcare plan, basically. He says he was just using that as an example but … » 2/09/14 9:57pm 2/09/14 9:57pm

Health Insurer Crappily Denies Young Girl Necessary Gastric Bypass

Two parents in Texas have been, for the last three months, forced to watch their 12-year-old daughter suffer from a rare condition that makes her gain massive amounts of weight even as her body thinks it's starving, which would be a horrifying and exasperating thing to witness all its own even without a little extra… » 12/28/13 1:00pm 12/28/13 1:00pm

A Million Pink Ribbons Have Done Nothing for Black Women

Pink crap-drunk America was busy Racing For The Cure for the last 30 years, one race has been left behind in the fight against breast cancer: black women. In 2013, black women are still twice as likely to die from the disease than their white counterparts. Twice. As. Likely. That's a fucking disgrace. » 12/20/13 5:45pm 12/20/13 5:45pm

Sigh: Female Doctors Earn $50,000 Less a Year Than Male Doctors

Despite a diminishing gender wage gap in the general work force, the health care sector seems to be clinging onto pay inequity with unparalleled tenacity. In fact, the gender pay gap between male and female doctors, dentists, and other health-care workers has grown in the past twenty years, from 20 percent to 25.3… » 9/03/13 5:40pm 9/03/13 5:40pm

Obama Says He Has 'No Patience' for Any Country's Homophobia

Of course, in this instance, he's talking about Russia and the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. The country's sports minister reneged on their promise to welcome gay athletes and fans and is vowing to enforce the ridiculous law that outlaws "gay propaganda". Most. un-fun. (And terrifying.) Winter. Olympics. Ever. » 8/06/13 11:45pm 8/06/13 11:45pm

Ireland Is Opening an Inquest into the Awful Death of Savita…

Ireland is set to open an inquest into the horrifying (and probably unnecessary) death of Savita Halappanavar, the Indian dentist who died from suspected complications from septacaemia after the hospital that admitted her reportedly refused to terminate her pregnancy. Halappanavar was 17 weeks pregnant at the time. » 4/07/13 12:30pm 4/07/13 12:30pm

CVS Punishes Fat Employees, As If That Will Magically Make Them Skinny

Why can nothing be easy in this country? First you have to submit to ten personality tests to get a job folding jeans at Old Navy, then your vacation days are whittled down to six per millennium, and now you have to relinquish full blood work, a pint of urine, and your soul to get reasonably priced healthcare (lest… » 3/21/13 11:40am 3/21/13 11:40am