6 million or 8 million? 육백만 또는 여덟백만?

“Nothing can happen without activism.” — Eleanor Holmes Norton, Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives 6 million 6 million people die each year from tobacco products globally as we say in public health, “Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death. Worldwide, tobacco use causes nearly 6 million deaths per year, and current trends show that tobacco use will cause more than 8 million … Continue reading 6 million or 8 million? 육백만 또는 여덟백만?

Dr. Victor Sidel’s Metronome

Dr. Victor Sidel, public heath champion, is dead at the age of 86. An excerpt from his obituary is below: In speeches beginning in the mid-1980s, Dr. Sidel used a metronome to stress what he described as the imbalance between worldwide spending on arms and health care. With the metronome set at one beat a second, Dr. Sidel explained that with every beat, a child … Continue reading Dr. Victor Sidel’s Metronome

How Clinicians Can Address the Fundamental Causes of Disease

Check out this new article in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry by my friend Adam Reich, on the “fundamental causes” of disease. In order to enhance the structural competency of medicine—the capability of clinicians to address social and institutional determinants of their patients’ health—physicians need a theoretical lens to see how social conditions influence health and how they might address them. The authors consider one such theoretical lens, fundamental cause theory, and … Continue reading How Clinicians Can Address the Fundamental Causes of Disease