A New Perspective on Weight Management - Health and Wellness
The beginning of the year often motivates us to start anew. Eating healthier and losing weight are challenging goals for many of us.
- Have you ever wondered why we easily regain the weight we’ve worked hard to lose?
- Would you like to know about the six hormones that regulate hunger?
- Do you know how heavy metals and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) impact weight management?
- Did you know that fat cells secrete hormones that increase your chances of miscarriages?
- How much do you know about high BMI and reproductive health issues, such as infertility, higher risk for pregnancy complications, and IVF and ovulation induction?
Before you engage in these challenging goals, come and learn about the science behind weight management, nutrition, and more.
Can We Stay Safe from Germs & Viruses Without Harmful Cleaning Products?
This past year, public health priority number one is curbing the spread of the coronavirus. Whether we are transitioning back to the workplace or taking protective measures around the house, we are probably surrounded by more cleaning products and disinfectants than before the pandemic. Unfortunately, many of these products are not good for our health either. While it is important to prevent COVID-19 transmission, limiting exposure to harmful chemicals often used to combat the virus is just as imperative. Funded by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, Clean Water Fund has put together trainings, materials, and resources that discuss: one, the recent science on COVID-19 transmission, two, which chemicals are effective against the virus and three, how we can choose safer products while still effectively removing COVID-19 from surfaces in schools, homes, or facilities.
The Harm of Medical Racism as Experienced by Black Women Physicians
“This is how Black people get killed…” said Dr. Susan Moore, an African American physician, speaking about the medical treatment she received before dying of COVID-19 last December. From her hospital bed, Dr. Moore documented the medical racism she experienced in a Facebook video. Being a physician did not protect her from racial discrimination in health care. As patients and as health care professionals, Black women are disbelieved, belittled and not heard. We often hear about racial discrimination from Black patients but rarely hear from Black clinicians.
In this webinar, we discuss this under-explored topic: medical racism experienced by Black women as clinicians. What impact does racism have on their personal health? On their relationships with medical colleagues? On their mentoring of young Black adults interested in becoming health care providers. Furthermore, we discuss who has the responsibility to address medical racism and what concrete action steps should be taken.
Forced Hysterectomies on Women of Color: A Matter of Reproductive Injustice
A recording of our webinar featuring “Belly of the Beast,” a documentary exposing the patterns of illegal sterilizations in Californian women’s prisons, along with a discussion surrounding the inhumane practice of forced hysterectomies. We were deeply honored to have Dr. Yvonne Gomez-Carrion and Erika Cohn, director of “Belly of the Beast”, as speakers and Joanne Suarez as our moderator for this event.