good: In developing countries, just a few diseases kill millions of children under the age of five. Many of these are preventable with simple vaccines that cost just a few dollars per child. A collaboration between GOOD and Kiss Me I’m Polish See more of our infographics → Infographic: At the Cost of Everyday Splurges, Vaccines Can Save Lives – Health – GOOD Continue reading

Women as physicians…

Kottke, The Benefits of a Different Perspective: Hedge funds managed by women outperformed those managed by men over the past nine years. I’d love to see these kinds of stats applied to doctors. I would be willing to make the bet that female physicians have better health outcomes over time– less ego, less desire to fix something and subject you to unnecessary procedures, and better communication.  … Continue reading Women as physicians…

Last night I went to “Sleep No More” in Chelsea. If you’re into 1930’s medical ephemera, Macbeth, masks, taxidermy, wandering around by yourself in the dark through 1930’s hospital wards and barely lit forests, I think you’ll love it. It’s an entire 6 story building and you can explore the whole thing. If you go, in order to see the entire Macbeth show, latch on … Continue reading

I took a Knife Skills class tonight at The Brooklyn Kitchen.  Every neighborhood needs to have a well designed kitchen space led by a passionate group of experts. I learned how to: safely and properly cut all kinds of vegetables using ten or so different techniques how to butcher a chicken how to make a vegetable or chicken stock from the scraps (every home cook throws away … Continue reading

There was outrage earlier this week when it was reported that a man sentenced to 18-to-40-years for sexually assaulting a teenage relative was being considered for a costly heart transplant. The procedure was to cost taxpayers $800,000 by some estimates, but would have extended the life of one Kenneth Pike, 55, who was flown from the state prison in Coxsackie to Strong Memorial Hospital in … Continue reading

azspot: A Very Different Health-Care Debate There is no “patient interest group” in DC to hold our Medical Care System accountable representing we, the people’s, interest. People may think or say we need fundamental changes or a complete rebuild, but how are they going to do that at the federal level when they’ve turned over the decision-making process to the American Hospital Association, the American … Continue reading