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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

Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Time.com. The New York Times reports that the Trump Administration, via the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is circulating a memo that seeks to define gender “on a basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” This definition, to potentially apply throughout several federal Read More

Torso of man in grey tank wearing breast cancer ribbon

As a health psychologist dedicated to research and clinical efforts to enhance the quality of life and care of those facing cancer, I’ve come to see the many types of support breast cancer patients seek. This work led to my founding the Bronx Oncology Living Daily (BOLD Living) Program in 2008. The program has since Read More

Recently, a generally healthy friend of mine had two small, unrelated surgeries over the course of a few months. For the first, a small operation on his hand, he received a prescription for 30 oxycodone pills. He used one the night after surgery, to make sure pain wouldn’t wake him. Over the next few days Read More

One day when I was speaking to a medical student shadowing me in my developmental pediatrics practice at the Rose F. Kennedy Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, where I specialize in the early identification of autism, I commented that I often spend my days contending with blind spots. “How so?” he asked. I started with Read More