Category Archive: Public Health

Can’t stop thinking about the children

Consequences of maltreatment at the border are immediate, severe and long-lasting I woke up about 3 o’clock Sunday morning. I just could not stop thinking about what our government is doing to immigrant children at the southern U.S. border. According to a recent interview with Jack Shonkoff, professor at Harvard… Read More

The challenge of Independence Day in 2019

What does it mean to celebrate July 4th? Across America, thousands of communities will celebrate today in big and small ways, with local and larger events, holiday fare, parades, music and readings of the Declaration of Independence. Some people may not get past the hot dogs and watermelon, but I… Read More

Scrutiny of Chinese American scientists in US research institutions reflects lack of judgment

Targeting cancer researchers is wrong For a while, we’ve been hearing stories about government inquiries into the actions of some scientists, especially Chinese and Chinese American researchers, amidst concerns that they are threats to United States science and society. Bloomberg Businessweek published an in-depth story on the issues, focused on… Read More

Remembering Stonewall Rebellion

50 years ago this month Fifty years may seem like an eternity to many readers whose parents hadn’t even been born then. It was a time when homosexuality was illegal, and discrimination was an inherent part of social structures. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) people were subjected to… Read More

World War II and Climate Change Reporting

Bill Moyers argues the similarities In a compelling, cautionary address, reported last week in The Guardian, the distinguished writer and commentator, Bill Moyers, 84, drew a parallel between journalists’ roles in covering the approach of World War II and climate change today. To a gathering of journalists, Moyers said: “In… Read More