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Anthropology in Practice

Radio Interview with 1013 Main Street

On December 29th, I did a radio interview on “Why Do We Say ‘I’m Not Sick’ When We’re Really Sick” with with 1013 Main Street, a broadcast in Seoul, Korea. The program is hosted by Ahn Junghyun, and is a morning variety show with music and popular interest discussions. They sent along a copy of my segment from that [...]

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Anthropology in Practice

On the Radio—Tonight!

I was invited to do a short interview on “Why Do We Say ‘I’m Not Sick’ When We’re Really Sick” with 1013 Main Street, a broadcast in Seoul, Korea. The program is hosted by Ahn Junghyun, who was the former presenter for the Pyeongchang Olympic Bidding Committee and the main host for the B20 Seoul Summit [...]

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Anthropology in Practice

Why Do We Say “I’m Not Sick” When We’re Really Sick?

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: cold and flu season! I dutifully got my flu shot in October, so when my throat started to tickle a few weeks ago, I dismissed it as a passing bug. Bad idea: It turned into an epic cold that nearly shut me down. (I may have also shared this [...]

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Guest Blog

When Physicians Relate to Some Patients, but Not All

During a conversation the other day, a classmate of mine shook me out of my afternoon inertia by casually remarking that the most memorable patients he had encountered during his third year medical rotations were the ones who, by virtue of being young, educated, and English-speaking, reminded him of himself. There was nothing truly remarkable [...]

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Guest Blog

For Diabetics, Healthy Habits Trump Medicine

syringe sticking up from a pile of granulated fine sugar

Against the backdrop of a government shutdown precipitated by healthcare issues and the rollout of the insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act, a conference called Diabetes + Innovation 2013 took place in Washington, D.C. earlier this month. The gathering, organized by The Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School, focused on prevention and [...]

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Observations

Physicist Stephen Hawking hospitalized, “very ill”

Stephen Hawking, ill, sick, hospitalized, Cambridge

Stephen Hawking, the physicist who brought cosmology to the masses with the best-seller A Brief History of Time, is "very ill" and has been taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, England, according to the University of Cambridge. Hawking is a professor in the university’s department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics. In a statement, the [...]

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