Q&A Category: Newsletter

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...

What a way to go!

What a way to go! (Approved by Dr. Laura West) May 10, 2013 As Dr. Laura West was driving from Atlanta to Rabun County on April 26, 2013 she did what she often did: she called Harriet McIntosh, her 95 year old aunt in Sumter, South Carolina. She loved to do this. They...

NEWS RELEASE!!!

U.S. FDA APPROVES BAYER’S SKYLA™ (LEVONORGESTREL-RELEASING INTRAUTERINE SYSTEM) 13.5 mg FOR PREVENTION OF PREGNANCY FOR UP TO THREE YEARS First new IUD (intrauterine device) to enter market in more than a decade Approval of Skyla expands Bayer’s IUD portfolio Wayne,...

Taking the Leap and neuroplasticity

Taking the Leap and neuroplasticity           We are all faced repeatedly with aggravations and uncomfortable emotions that tend to take hold of us, hook us or lead to a meltdown that we later wish had not happened. We would like to avoid sudden outbursts in response...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Reagan’s 4 x 6” Cards and Five Messages on a Coffee Cup December 24, 2012            I was looking on my shelves for a book about President Reagan called Notes.  He kept 4 x 6″ cards and some of his great speeches were attributed to notes he kept...

“I woke you up for a reason.”

“I woke you up for a reason.” Bob Hatcher December 6, 2012 When my friend, Brian Richardson, has awakened for the past few weeks he has been seeing this handwritten message on the mirror in his bathroom: “I woke you up for a reason.” It is a message to Brian from...

Teenagers and the Morning-After Pill

What is the big news from the pediatric and OB/GYN societies?           A:        Teenagers and the Morning-After Pill By RONI CARYN RABIN When a teenager goes in for a checkup, the pediatrician often asks the parent to step outside so the doctor can talk to the...

Fondue in Gruyeres

Last week I was asked to participate in a meeting at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. I went to discuss and learn about exciting possibilities in the field of birth control: interventions that could help solve the following serious problems:...

Wendy’s new habit

Have you ever tried to write a novel?  What a job!  Here are two pages about a doctor in my unnamed novel.  I am sure you have worked on some of the habits she was considering one morning recently. As a successful OB-GYN Dr. Wendy Phillips had had to be disciplined....

Overpopulation and wide open spaces

Overpopulation and wide open spaces Bob Hatcher November 25, 2012 My article last week, Fondue in Gruyeres, described the beauty and low population density of parts of Switzerland and France. It is hard to comprehend that there could be places as serene and sparsely...