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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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