Grief Through The Holidays

By Kirsten Kaae

In the turbulent wake following the death of a loved one, “firsts” of all kinds feel strange and unwanted. The holidays with their call for good cheer are probably the most dreaded ones of all. There is no time of year more fraught with expectations that are steeped in shared memories, . . . → Read More: Grief Through The Holidays

“The Teal Before the Pink” Featured in OUPblog Anniversary Collection

The OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book: Ten Years of Academic Insights for the Thinking World celebrates the incisive works that made the OUPblog an unrivaled source for sophisticated learning, understanding, and reflection. Thirty-four (of over 8,000) blog articles have been hand-picked by Oxford University Press editors and regular OUPblog contributors to represent the Press’s commitment to . . . → Read More: “The Teal Before the Pink” Featured in OUPblog Anniversary Collection

New Friends and Collaborators from the Lown Institute: Meet David Klemperer

Opening Reception, Lown Institute 2015

The 2015 Lown Institute Conference was a wonderful opportunity to meet people I’ve been citing or communicating with about critical issues in health care and biomedicine for some time. It was also a chance to meet new friends and potential collaborators on this road to right care.

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How to Evaluate Online Health Information

A national survey from the PEW Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project (released Jan. 2013) reported that one in three American adults surveyed had gone online to try to figure out what kind of medical condition they or someone else might have. Of these “online diagnosers,” 46 percent sought professional attention about the condition . . . → Read More: How to Evaluate Online Health Information

Disaster Drill

Photo Credit: Los Angeles Times

None of us can “prepare” ourselves for a disaster on the scale of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of March 11th, 2011 and the subsequent nuclear reactor failure. This would equate to imagining your current life – the streets where you walk, the neighborhoods where you . . . → Read More: Disaster Drill

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