Birth Without Fear, Birth Without Pain

Dr. Grantly Dick-Read’s Simple Instructions for a Joyful, Pain Free Childbirth A review of Dr. Grantly Dick-Read’s 1942 book  Childbirth Without Fear When I was pregnant I read so many books on managing labor! There are a lot of helpful approaches out there these days for women interested in having an empowered birth experience. RecentlyContinue reading “Birth Without Fear, Birth Without Pain”

Health and the built environment – shared problems and shared spaces

Inspired by some of your comments on last week’s post about architecture and anti-depressants, this week I want to pass along another interesting nugget I stumbled across in my research about the role architecture plays in health. Designing Healthy Communities is a project aimed at rethinking the role that the “built environment” has on keyContinue reading “Health and the built environment – shared problems and shared spaces”

Treating the Cause, Not the Illness – NYTimes.com

I recently came across this article, published last summer in the New York Times, about a program, Health Leads, that seeks to promote health by helping medical practitioners attend to the underlying social causes of illness: Treating the Cause, Not the Illness – NYTimes.com. The author states, “The health care system remains senselessly disconnected fromContinue reading “Treating the Cause, Not the Illness – NYTimes.com”