In his short lifetime, Paul Kalanithi earned a BA and an MA in English literature from Stanford; an MPhil in history and philosophy of science and medicine from Cambridge; and an MD from Yale School of Medicine. At Stanford, he was finishing up his residency in neurosurgery and neuroscience, when he learned he was dying. He was 36.
Two new studies released this week add further proof that Americans need to break the meat habit. The first, published in
Physical inactivity also costs the global economy about $67.5 billion a year.
The premature death has taken place of Irish journalist Mary Mulvihill, aged 55, after a short illness. Mary was a one-of-a-kind national treasure in science history research and communication across many media platforms as well as in person, and an effective and infectiously enthusiastic community builder whose professional generosity seemed to know no bounds.
Substance abuse and eating disorders are both mental illnesses. We are prone to blame the sufferer, to dwell in ignorance and shame those who suffer. We forget that lives are lost, we forget that families mourn each day. The nation mourns when we lose great talent, but we do not mourn when we lose the unknown.
Should something happen to you or me, our families wouldn't care about perfection. What they'd search the entire house for is anything that sounds like us and reflects our unique filter. What they'd want is a keepsake that keeps our memory alive as accurately and poignantly as possible.
If a parent poisons a child with drugs, the pediatrician has a moral and legal responsibility to protect the child. What