Science has a long-standing black eye for what is called the "science to practice" gap: the extraordinary time delays in closing the gap between what we know and what we do. There is a still a prominent gap to be closed for disaster mental health care.
tell myself that while my feelings of anger, guilt, and selfishness are normal, they aren't where I should live my life. I love her. And that's enough. Love is always enough. It's a lesson that will probably take another 10 years to just begin to understand. So for now, when I hear those words, I'm ready to start accepting it for what it is, an act of grace and love.
As the world focuses on Ebola, we must not forget that HIV/AIDS presents a far greater challenge in the world of vaccines.
Two years ago today, The New York stock exchange suspended trading. A building collapsed near Union Square, it's front walls sliding off like they were made of sand. Five years ago today, I stood over my mother in a hospice bed and tried to breath for her.
This year, the expo portion of the event drew more than 350 food and nutrition related exhibitors. It's here that new products and innovations are launched and food trends come to life.
The idea that Coke could simply abandon their top full-calorie brands and still offer a healthy portfolio to investors was absurd. So the company turned to overseas markets to make up for lost revenue at home by selling more Coca-Cola abroad, in places like India, where the company happily reported caloric beverages enjoying double-digit growth in 2012.
There are beacons of hope, drum beats starting in far corners of the world, people working to change the conversation and create awareness. Nowhere is this more apparent than my home, Saudi Arabia.
Many of us from academic institutions have lacked the support to facilitate our commitment to addressing an injustice in healthcare that is ongoing in West Africa. This is deeply disappointing but we believe it is correctable.
A lesser-discussed yet common fact of menopause is the negative impact on interest or desire for sex -- your libido -- as well as other aspects of sexual health.
When people posit or perpetuate some of these ideas about what causes autism, it hurts our community irreparably.
Just as children are not miniature adults, pediatric cancers aren't small adult cancers. The distinct biology of pediatric brain cancer means it often needs different treatment and can also give us insights into the origins and cures to all cancers
You are not defined by what you accomplish. How much time you give or money you make. How many committee meetings you attend. How quickly you text people back after they text you. What you do is important. But it's not everything. You can sit down. Relax. Breathe. Sometimes... things can be about you.
There are a thousand small, daily opportunities to take charge of your own well-being, to cease taking your health for granted, to start more fully appreciating the the miraculous and resilient human body within your command.
The other weekend I was given the opportunity to run a 10k in Paris, amazing right? Yes, but that was mainly due to the Paris part, less the 10k. So let me fill you in on a little secret, before that weekend I had never run a 10k. So I was thinking, I wish that I had been told a few things about running your first 10k which would have made my life a little easier.
The "cancer club" that I so passionately tried to turn down my membership to is now my place for safety, strength, and encouragement. So how does Pinktober make me feel? It makes me feel honored and loved.
There are, of course, countless options between having no policy at all and implementing drastic quarantine and travel ban policies. Hopefully, we as Americans can reflect upon our past behaviors with epidemics in order to implement the most careful, courageous, and helpful responses to this international threat.
Who knew that nipples were such a huge part of being human -- I wasn't aware that my femininity relied on two little pink bumps.
Self-exams, mammograms, MRI's, family history and genetic testing, collectively, are detection methods that are highly effective weapons in the arsenal against breast cancer
We Americans sometimes seem to have only two settings when it comes to public health issues: "unconcern" and "panic." (I think the media deserve a great deal of blame for this.)