Social Media Week: Health Tech Food

“Social Media Week (SMW) is a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media. February 7-11 is the fourth social media week conference since it’s inception. It is being held in multi cities, is free, and supported by global and local sponsors. This year it’s focus was […]

Healthstyles Special Tonight 99.5FM wbai.org

Please join Co-Hosts Diana Mason & Barbara Glickstein to hear an interview with civil-rights historian John Dittmer, who wrote “The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care” Described as “The untold story of the courageous doctors and nurses who fought the battle for racial justice […]

Made in India Event

On February 23, CHMP will host the second event in our Film & New Media series. MADE IN INDIA, a film by Rebecca Haimowitz and Vaishali Sinha, is about the journey of an infertile American couple, an Indian surrogate and the reproductive outsourcing business that brings them together. The film weaves together these personal stories […]

Second Judge Rules Against Health Care Reform

Florida Federal Judge Roger Vinson ruled yesterday that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, a move characterized by Politico as “the most striking blow yet to President Obama’s signature domestic legislation.” Like the recent ruling in Virginia, yesterday’s decision addressed the legality of the mandate to buy insurance. However, the Florida-based lawsuit is considered […]

Can Breast Implants Cause Cancer?

The FDA released a report Wednesday regarding recent findings of a link between persons with breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of cancer involving the immune system. The FDA stresses that too few cases (37 identified cases since 1997) of ALCL have been recognized among those with breast implants for […]

The Power of Poetry in Dying

According to today’s New York Times, many Navajo would view what happens during cardiac resuscitation as barbaric but they also believe that talking about your own death will bring it about. So, helping Navajo people to have a conversation about end-of-life choices and sign an advance directive is challenging. Times reporter Ben Daitz, MD, describes […]

The Three Stooges, Cops and Robbers, and Public Misunderstanding of the Long-Term Effects of Repeated Head Trauma

Some of the most fundamental and taken for granted cultural assumptions are the hardest to question. Why? Because “they” said they are true. These are the assumptions that my Mom and Grandma used to always attribute to “they,” the mystical font of all wisdom and patron saint of unsubstantiated claims. “They” knew what caused colds, […]