Skip to main content

"risk"9 articles archived since 1845

Airborne? Memories of Another Virus and Panic’s Rise and Fall

Airborne? Memories of Another Virus and Panic’s Rise and Fall

She started by asking me something like, “We understand you know a lot about AIDS, is that right?” “A fair bit, I guess. Why?” It was 20 years ago, in Sydney – before the antiretroviral drug combinations arrived.

October 26, 2014 — Hilda Bastian

Is a Baby Aspirin a Day the New Apple?

His first big clue came when people started hemorrhaging after chewing gum. Lawrence Craven did tonsil and adenoid surgery in his office. And it usually went well.

August 17, 2014 — Hilda Bastian
(Hi)stories our bodies tell: Experiencing racism

(Hi)stories our bodies tell: Experiencing racism

Guest post by Michelle Munyikwa I am currently still reveling in Black History Month. Yes, it is no longer February. But I hope to retain that mindfulness, grasping onto this moment each year that forces us to pay attention to the stories of black peoples across America and draws into stark relief how histories have [...]

March 9, 2014 — Hilda Bastian
No guts, no glory? The fear and attraction of risky winter sports

No guts, no glory? The fear and attraction of risky winter sports

The one time I went flying off the side of a mountain on skis, I certainly didn’t mean to. Before I hit the ground, there was a surprising amount of time for reflection – and more on the long painful schlep down to the ambulance.

February 2, 2014 — Hilda Bastian

The Pitfalls of Disease Prevention Strategies

Act I: An ounce of “prevention.” “Prevention is better than cure.” Aphorisms like this go back a long way. And most of our dramatic triumphs against disease come from prevention: clean water, making roads and workplaces safer, antiseptic routines in hospital, reducing smoking, immunization, stemming the spread of HIV.

March 23, 2014 — Hilda Bastian