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09
Feb

Reclaiming Death as Part of Life

There is no place for death in most modern-day American homes. The “parlor”, where wakes used to be held, is now known as the “living room”, as author Nancy Scheper-Hughes notes in …

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01
Feb

Paul Linde Reflects on Writing and Psychiatry

Author and emergency room psychiatrist Dr. Paul Linde reflects on his book Danger to Self, being in the public eye, and the craft of writing.  ________________________________________________________________________ Danger to Self: On the Front …

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15
Jan

School Food, Beyond the Cafeteria

After decades on the rise, obesity rates have stabilized among most groups of Americans, according to two CDC studies published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But rates remain …

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13
Jan

Earthquake in Haiti

Yesterday’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti devastated Port-au-Prince, and casualties are feared to be in the thousands. Partners in Health, the organization co-founded by Paul Farmer to bring medical care to the …

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08
Jan

Paul Linde on Crisis and Compassion

As an emergency room psychiatrist at San Francisco General Hospital, Dr. Paul Linde sees suffering, tragedy, and compassion every day. Whether seeking help on their own or brought in against their will, …

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06
Jan

More than Wombs for Rent

by Elly Teman, author of Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self Surrogacy has now made it to the cover pages of Newsweek and The New York Times. Whether …

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28
Oct

Cancer Screening and Early Detection

Last week, the American Cancer Society issued a statement clarifying its position on routine cancer screening. Upholding its existing guidelines for early detection, it affirmed that many cancer screening tests are proven …

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