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Ten years ago it would not have been worth my time to write about measles nor yours to read about it. In the year 2000, thanks to a very effective 2-shot childhood vaccination program using a combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, the U.S. was declared free of this potentially lethal disease. However, by the end of Read More

cartoon of hands holding resumes with outlines of men's photos on them. black and white

Editors’ Note: This piece first appeared on the National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health blog. If you have seen the show “Avenue Q”, the hilariously funny spoof of Sesame Street, you may remember the song, “Everyone’s a little bit racist.” The characters sing about the idea that we all have Read More

Computer illustration of unicellular fungus Candida auris.

The front-page New York Times article, “A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy” and its companion pieces, “Candida Auris: The Fungus Nobody Wants to Talk About” and “Culture of Secrecy Shields Hospitals With Outbreaks of Drug-Resistant Infections” have sparked a lot of important conversations and concern about a fungus that has surprised many with Read More

the author, second from left, his brother From left to right, Sadaab (to his left), his dad Ashraf, and younger brother Sadat

In my eight months at Einstein, I’ve often been struck by a painting of Maimonides on campus. The artwork features him holding pages of a book that say, “Teach thy tongue to say I do not know and thou shalt progress.” That quote resonates with me more each day. As a first-year M.D. student, I’ve Read More

Editors’ Note: Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D., was named a recipient of the 2019 Canada Gairdner International Awards for her pioneering research into Taxol, establishing the mechanism of action of the blockbuster chemotherapy drug, which has been used to treat cancers of the ovary, breast, and lung. Read the related news release and watch the video about Dr Read More

Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Forbes.com. I thought I knew everything there was to know about the effects of radon on health, having written a long chapter on radon in my book Hyping Health Risks (2008). But until I came across a lively graphic essay a few days ago, I had no idea that Read More