Q&A Category: Dr. Bob Hatcher

Loneliness

Loneliness March 24, 2014      When I asked a wise friend his thoughts about loneliness, the first words out of David Fore’s mouth were: “Being lonely is different than being alone.” David is a person who can be completely content when he is alone....

Native American Proverb

The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it. Michelangelo     Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA...

Daily Rituals

Daily Rituals January 1, 2014  We are all creatures of habit and at the beginning of a New Year I usually think a bit about mine.  Some are so bad. Some have served me very well. Two members of the writing group I go to highly recommend a little book called Daily...

How can ovarian cancer deaths be prevented?

           A woman in her late 40’s dies less than a year after ovarian cancer is diagnosed.  She has 3 daughters ranging from 15 to 25 years of age.  How can ovarian cancer be prevented in those 3 young woman? How can ovarian cancer be prevented during the lifetime...

At the end people can lose everything

At the end people can lose everything Bob Hatcher November 4, 2013  Updated January 18, 2014 Medical expenses in the last week to month of life can cause people to lose everything they have worked hard for all of their lives. You have heard a hundred times about the...

Stress accompanies going off to college

Stress accompanies going off to college                       Millions of young men and women have now completed two months of college, some have exprienced so much stress. Two months of several hundred graduates of Rabun County High, Rabun Gap Nacoochee, and Tallulah...

CONDOMS…

Pros know how to get a man to use a condom.  They always put it on for him.  See Alexa Albert’s book: BROTHEL The Mustang Ranch and its Women Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta,...

Effectiveness of the Nexplanon implant

900 is so different than 5 If a very large number of women use combined birth control pills for one year, 900 become pregnant If the same number of women, ten thousand women is the number, use a Nexplanon implant, 5 become pregnant in the next year.    Professor James...

Sexual violence and emotional abuse of women!!!

Fifty Shades of Grey Romanticizes Sexual Violence and Emotional Abuse of Women New Rochelle, NY, August 12, 2013—Violent and abusive behavior against women, which can be both physically and emotionally harmful, gain societal acceptance when they are glamorized and...

Contraception Calling

Contraception Calling Even though more than eight in 10 unmarried women 18-29 say they would be upset if they got pregnant at this time in their lives, nearly half (48%) say it is at least a little bit likely they will have unprotected sex in the next year; one in...

Numbers Matter

Numbers Matter Bob Hatcher August 26, 2013               It was my privilege to be on the Williams College board of trustees with a remarkable man, Faye Vincent. After graduating from Williams and from the law school at Yale, he became a successful lawyer and then...

My responsibility for my own death

July 17, 2013     What a weird thought. I had no idea where this thought would take me when I placed it at the end of last week’s column. I knew if I committed myself to writing about it the thoughts would come.     I hope I will be living right here at Tiger Mountain...

Who’s captain of your team?

Health truly is an inside job.  Are you convinced of this truth? Each of us is the captain of his or her own health team. If I am not interested in my own health and my own habits, I will find out that there is really not a single other person who is.  Oh,...

WHEN IT COMES TO OVARIAN CANCER

When it comes to ovarian cancer, what the world is looking for is a way to decrease ovarian cancer deaths. As it is often the case in trying to solve a health problem, a single approach is not enough.  We already have several ways of preventing women from ever getting...