Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk

During my junior year of high school in Kentucky, I joined the cross country and track teams. But in the following decades, I only ran intermittently. Recently, however, I’ve been increasing my miles, and last weekend successfully completed the Surftown Half-Marathon in Rhode Island, my first. Now, there’s another race coming up. On my birthday, October 28, I will be participating in the Shatterproof Rise Up … Continue reading Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk

York Congress statement: A milestone for nuclear abolition

[IPPNW has released the following declaration from its 22nd World Congress at York University, held jointly with the Health Through Peace 2017 forum organized by the UK affiliate, Medact.]       September 4, 2017 As doctors, medical students, other health professionals, and other concerned citizens gathered at York University for the international conference Health Through Peace 2017 and IPPNW’s 22nd World Congress, we celebrate a milestone … Continue reading York Congress statement: A milestone for nuclear abolition

Cure Yourself of Tree Blindness

For several years, I’ve led tree walks in Washington, D.C. I start by asking participants who they are and why they want to spend precious hours looking at trees. My students are nearly all highly educated, successful people who work impressive jobs, speak multiple languages and effortlessly command sophisticated computers and phones. Yet most know barely the first thing about the trees around them. They … Continue reading Cure Yourself of Tree Blindness

FAST implementation in Bangladesh: high frequency of unsuspected TB justifies challenges of scale-up

Check out our research group’s new paper, where we analyze operational data and discuss the challenges of implementing FAST (Find cases Actively, Separate safely and Treat effectively) as a TB transmission control strategy in Bangladesh. Continue reading FAST implementation in Bangladesh: high frequency of unsuspected TB justifies challenges of scale-up

No to War with North Korea

Emergency Rally Wednesday, August 23 5pm to 6:30pm Park Street Station downtown Boston On August 21 the U.S. will begin joint military maneuvers with the South Korean military on North Korea’s doorstep. These highly provocative exercises only heighten the tensions and the danger of war in the whole area. In response organizers from the Korean peace movement, Mass. Peace Action, American Friends Service Committee, United … Continue reading No to War with North Korea

Can Gandhi Still Guide India?

In the wake of Charlottesville, I read with interest an Op-Ed in the New York Times by Gopalkrishna Gandhi, entitled, “Can Gandhi Still Guide India?” In it, the author describes growing religious tensions in India between Hindus and Muslims, and the “right of all minorities— ethnic, linguistic, regional, political, social, and cultural— to be themselves, to be equal, to be free.” What should be done? … Continue reading Can Gandhi Still Guide India?