Bayer Will No Longer Sell Controversial Essure Birth Control

Bayer announced Friday that it will no longer sell a controversial, permanent form of birth control that thousands of women say led to serious complications. Essure, a non-surgical sterilization device that is inserted into the fallopian tubes and prevents pregnancy by producing scar tissue that blocks sperm from fertilizing eggs, will no longer be available […]

Bayer Will Stop Selling Essure Birth Control Implants

Bayer announced on Friday that it would discontinue sales of its controversial Essure birth control implant by the end of the year. The device has been problematic for years, prompting lawsuits from thousands of women who claim the metal implant caused severe injuries, including perforation of the uterus and the fallopian tubes. In April, after […]

Do French Kids Get ADHD? Yes

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become an increasing commonplace childhood malady, affecting somewhere between 5 to 9 percent of American children ever year. Back in 2012, a blog was written claiming it explained the reason “Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD.” In the article, Dr. Marilyn Wedge made the astonishing claim that while American […]

How To Keep Your Dog Safe From Fireworks

Image Source: If you are a dog owner then you know that the Fourth of July is a very stressful time for your dog. Fireworks and loud noises during this time of the year can terrify any dog and make the whole experience traumatic and distressing for them. Dogs get petrified and try to […]

Turning Vacant Lots Into Green Spaces Can Improve Mental Health

Researchers have long touted the mood-boosting effects of green space and spending time outdoors — and a new study emphasizes just how much of an impact your environment can have on your mental health. The paper, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, found an association between urban restoration efforts in Philadelphia and the mental health […]

Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Against Ovarian Cancer

“This study gives us a new perspective on whether aspirin and non-aspirin NSAIDs can impact cancer risk. Not only does it look at ovarian cancer, which hasn’t been studied before, our sample size is three-quarter of a million women who were followed for several decades,” Shelley Tworoger, senior study author and associate center director for […]

Who We Are | Sarah B.

We’re taking a closer look at Trupanion team members who go above and beyond in our series, Who We Are. Each issue we’ll be introducing you to someone who works every day with and for the pets who mean so much us. This time around we’re chatting with Sarah, a manager in the contact center […]

Best Beach Gear for a Stress-Free Vacation

I’ve been traveling to the beach with kids for about 12 years now, and have gone from stressed out mom of one, to a relatively stress-free mom of six on these beach vacations. Since there are so many health benefits of the beach it can be a great place to visit and relax, but as a […]

Austin Pets Alive! Austin Guide to… Scoop the Poop

July 20, 2018 • Austin Guide to… Scoop the Poop by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: General To help keep neighborhoods and natural areas healthy and beautiful, leave no pile behind! Help spread the word – visit for free yard signs, brochures, printable posters, and other educational materials. Content source