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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

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

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

Image of heart and stethoscope on red background

February is American Heart Month, a significant time for me, both personally and professionally. My fascination with the heart started long before I entered medical school at Einstein. I was always interested in biological electricity, including the type that powers the heart’s steady beat. I chose cardiology as my career and focused my research on Read More

Einstein Global Health Center Conference 2018

Editors’ Note: On Dec. 3 and Dec. 4, Einstein’s Global Health Center (GHC) hosted a conference titled, “Application of the One Health Approach to Global Health Centers” in conjunction with EcoHealth Alliance (EHA), a global environmental health nonprofit based in New York City. We invited GHC Associate Director Jill Raufman, M.P.H., M.S., and Catherine Machalaba Read More

Elderly person being helped in their home by an aide

Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Psychology Today. This time of year—blustery fall days closing in on Thanksgiving—makes me glad to be home. I see my teapot and its cozy, both gifts from my children. I know the use and history of the things around me; they are connected to my life and to the Read More