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Empowered Health with Emily Kumler


The Heroes Who Don’t Wear Uniforms

When Kim Ruocco heard her husband, Major John Ruocco, had been too depressed to watch his team in the 2005 Super Bowl with his buddies, […]

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Can Alzheimer’s Disease Be Prevented?

A while back, I had a conversation with a few friends from high school about whether we’d want to know if we carried the genes […]

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Motherhood Shouldn’t Be Something to Fear

As Fatima Dainkeh sat in her class at Boston University’s School of Public Health, listening to white men lecture about the alarmingly high maternal mortality […]

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Do You Know Your Hospital’s C-Section Rate?

I’m going to tell you a dirty little secret about giving birth that I think more women should know. Regardless of your age, weight, health, […]

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Women, Weed, and Sex: What You Need to Know

Amanda, a Boston-based healthcare professional, has been experimenting with marijuana on and off for six years. She isn’t looking to get stoned; rather, she’s been […]


A Cure for Type 2 Diabetes?

Kim Shepherd didn’t tell her husband of 34 years where she was going when she hopped in the car three years ago and drove an […]

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Should Women Be More Angry?

We’ve all been there: the endless line for the bathroom. Waiting to use the toilet is a part of the collective female experience, one so […]

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Debunking the “Keto Crotch” Conspiracy

Earlier this month, my social feeds were flooded with reports about something called “keto crotch.” The ketogenic diet—a low-carb, high-fat eating plan—has been labeled a […]