My body, myself, our problem: Health and wellness in modern times
Humans and Health: The New Deal
In 1970, the Boston Women's Health Book Collective published the first edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, a book intended to inspire and empower women to become their own "health experts" through education, access to information, and open discussions of issues related to health. In the four decades since, the extent to which the relationship between hum have removed some of the mystery and unthinking acquiescence from the healthcare equation. Thanks to the Internet and social media, we are no longer at the mercy of the medical profession; we can research our illnesses, hunt for alternative treatment options, and find out whether another practitioner might be better suited for our care.