Mar 18

For Aging Immigrants, Food from Their Homelands Is Key to Happiness

For Aging Immigrants, Food from Their Homelands Is Key to Happiness “Do you have drumsticks?” my 85-year-old mother asks the cashier at the checkout counter at Madras Groceries in Sunnyvale, California. The woman points to a pile of long, narrow, cylindrical vegetables near the counter. A half-hour later, a quick inventory of my mother’s cart […]

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Mar 18

Is Pain a Sensation or an Emotion?

Is Pain a Sensation or an Emotion? By Haider Warraich The United States uses a third of the world’s opioids but a fifth of Americans still say they suffer from chronic pain. The only demonstrable effect of two decades of widespread prescription of opioids has been catastrophic… Is Pain a Sensation or an Emotion? Research & References […]

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Mar 18

OxyContin’s Sackler Family: What Do You Think The Penalty Should Be for Selling Drugs That Have Killed 200,000 People?

OxyContin’s Sackler Family: What Do You Think The Penalty Should Be for Selling Drugs That Have Killed 200,000 People? How is it possible, I wondered, that Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, could have paid over $630 million in criminal and civil fines in 2007 for its wrongdoing in the early years of the opioid […]

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Mar 18

How I Squatted 100 Kilograms After Just 37 Hours of Training

How I Squatted 100 Kilograms After Just 37 Hours of Training In November 2018, I joined a gym for the first time in my life, with the simple goal of becoming stronger. Not bigger, stronger—an often-overlooked but major difference. I had never done strength training before. I was, and still am, no big guy, measuring 1.80 […]

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Mar 18

Beware the Tech Industry’s Latest Privacy Trojan Horse

Beware the Tech Industry’s Latest Privacy Trojan Horse By Chad Marlow, Senior Advocacy and Policy Counsel, ACLU MARCH 18, 2019 | 3:00 PM Did you hear the story about the do-gooder tech company that is pushing new state “privacy” bills across the nation? The pitch by that company, Hu-manity.co — which is so effective its Oregon bill was […]

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Mar 18

What Do Face Transplants Say About Identity and Wellbeing?

What Do Face Transplants Say About Identity and Wellbeing? By Sharrona Pearl In 2005, Isabelle Dinoire received a partial face transplant after being mauled by her dog. Although Dinoire had her… What Do Face Transplants Say About Identity and Wellbeing? Research & References of What Do Face Transplants Say About Identity and Wellbeing?|A&C Accounting And […]

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Mar 18

Who Owns Your Health Data?

Who Owns Your Health Data? Today, much of our lives — and our health — is observed digitally. We discuss what’s for dinner with our families and our dieting apps. Athletes work to improve performance based on the personal metrics on their watch. Mothers watch their babies grow both in the flesh and on their screens. People with diabetes can […]

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Mar 18

China’s national habit: Smoking

China’s national habit: Smoking Why China seems stuck with it When I first went to Bangkok and saw the graphic warning labels on cigarette packs at a kiosk. I was shocked by the detailed portrayal of a darkened dying organ, thinking this picture alone is sufficient to turn off a light smoker. By contrast, cigarette packagings […]

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Mar 18

How to Deliver Patient-Centered Care: Learn from Service Industries

How to Deliver Patient-Centered Care: Learn from Service Industries Over the past decade, patient-centered care has become a mantra for high-quality health care. Policymakers, researchers, physician-leaders, and patients have all cited the need for care to be tailored to patients’ unique needs and preferences. And there is solid evidence that patient-centered care can help improve […]

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Mar 18

Both Sides: Coming Back to Work as a Healthcare Insider after a Patient’s Journey

Both Sides: Coming Back to Work as a Healthcare Insider after a Patient’s Journey Helping my husband navigate his diagnoses, treatment, and ultimate death from pancreatic cancer has been the most humbling and shattering experience of my life. I’m back at my desk after this odyssey, and though still with grief as my companion, I […]

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