"We would like a white doctor, please," said the parent of a pediatric patient to an African American physician. Discrimination and overt bigotry from patients is not often discussed among doctors or in medical school, yet many physicians experience it. Winner of the ASJA Article Award 2018 in the trade publication category.
Fresh out of college, Julia Wise was thinking about her plans for graduate education and a career when she received a difficult diagnosis.
For young people in foster care in New York City, their 21st birthday offers little cause for celebration. That’s when they must leave the foster care system, often with nowhere to live and little help. A look at several programs and a new citywide campaign to make the transition more successful, funded by The New York Community Trust.
I NEVER CALLED IT RAPE: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape
Ground-breaking work looking at the reality of rape between people who know each other. 3rd edition, updated, and e-book published in 2019. Kirkus Reviews called my original book, "Provocative and important," while the San Francisco Chronicle reviewer said, "Painstakingly researched...chilling."
New research from the laboratory of Ozgur Sahin, associate professor of biological sciences and physics at Columbia University, shows that materials can be fabricated from a type of spores to create soft actuators—devices that convert energy into physical motion.
After surgery for colorectal cancer, many patients need a temporary ostomy or external pouch to collect body waste but only about 10 percent need one permanently. Kimberly Holiday-Coleman was one of those. She and ostomy experts talk about adjusting to life with an ostomy and offer advice for returning to activity and fun.
Only someone who's been there knows what it's like to lie in a hospital emergency room, injured or sick, with an underlying substance use disorder. To better reach those patients and connect them to treatment, an innovative approach adopted by a group of hospitals and healthcare agencies in western Pennsylvania uses peer navigators who themselves are in recovery. The results have been impressive.
A look at one of the largest genomic research projects being conducted globally--one that has already helped people discover potential deadly conditions. Geisinger Magazine Fall 2016
A young Asian American woman talks about the cultural and personal challenges of receiving a breast cancer diagnosis at age 30.
Less than 20 percent of New York City’s 1,818 public schools are fully accessible for students with physical disabilities. A campaign funded by The New York Community Trust won city allocation for building alterations and significant capital spending for improved accessibility.
A biohybrid approach to building devices for restoring brain and nervous system function could solve problems inherent in the synthetic brain-computer interfaces currently in use. Research on "living electrodes" is still early but might eventually provide greater specificity and control in neuroprosthetics.