As the beaches empty, the traffic congestion returns to normal, and shopping discounts for clothes and school supplies all signal the end to summer and the start of a new school year, one may wonder what the new school term will bring for many students across the country besides new friends and homeroom classes. With [...]
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If you’ve ever doubted how wired and connected we’ve become, take a look at the faces of people around you as a flight attendant announces that all portable devices must be turned off prior to takeoff. It’s a scurry to check e-mail or Facebook just one last time. And as that plane touches down, it’s [...]
In 2004 my father was diagnosed with acute renal failure caused by hypertension. He was advised to start dialysis and the kidney transplantation process by getting on the National Transplant Wait List. His transplant coordinator said it could be several years before he received a kidney. At that point, I made a personal decision to [...]
Over the last decades, there has been an increasing interest in the development of “promotores,” or community health worker (CHW), programs to improve public health in underserved communities. But, what exactly are promotores and what is their role in these communities?
Promotoras/es are leaders, predominantly in Hispanic communities, that provide relevant health information and promote healthy [...]
Over the past week, I helped world renowned scientists from Carnegie Mellon University discover new ways to fold RNA molecules, adding to their understanding of RNA’s biological activity and contributing to the storehouse of knowledge that may eventually shed light on the origins of life. What did you do?
I did this playing an online video [...]