How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | Nadine Burke Harris

In the mid-’90s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente discovered an exposure that dramatically increased the risk for seven out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States. In high doses, it affects brain development, the immune system, hormonal systems, and even the way our DNA is read and transcribed. Folks who […]

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How we can improve maternal healthcare — before, during and after pregnancy | Elizabeth Howell

How we can improve maternal healthcare — before, during and after pregnancy | Elizabeth Howell

It was chaos as I got off the elevator. I was coming back on duty as a resident physician to cover the labor and delivery unit. And all I could see was a swarm of doctors and nurses hovering over a patient in the labor room. They were all desperately trying to save a woman’s […]

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Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast So my freshman year of college I signed up for an internship in the housing unit at Greater Boston Legal Services. Showed up the first day ready to make coffee and photocopies, but was paired with this righteous, deeply inspired attorney named Jeff Purcell, who thrust me onto the […]

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Peter Attia: What if we’re wrong about diabetes?

Peter Attia: What if we’re wrong about diabetes?

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast I’ll never forget that day back in the spring of 2006. I was a surgical resident at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, taking emergency call. I got paged by the E.R. around 2 in the morning to come and see a woman with a diabetic ulcer on her foot. I […]

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Eric Dishman: Take health care off the mainframe

Eric Dishman: Take health care off the mainframe

If you think about the phone — and Intel has tested a lot of the things I’m going to show you, over the last 10 years, in about 600 elderly households — 300 in Ireland, and 300 in Portland — trying to understand: How do we measure and monitor behavior in a medically meaningful way? […]

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