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Atul Gawande’s Pain Control and Palliative Care

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October 10, 2014 • Opinion☼, Public Health☼

The ever affable author, doctor, and notable writer of “The Cost Conundrum,” article in the New Yorker back in 2009 (available here), instigating a movement posing serious questions and critiques of the U.S. healthcare system, has now endorsed Pain Control and Palliative Care. Topically related to his new book, Being Mortal, and what really matters… Read More ›

Public Health☼ »

Atul Gawande’s Pain Control and Palliative Care

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The ever affable author, doctor, and notable writer of “The Cost Conundrum,” article in the New Yorker back in 2009 (available here), instigating a movement posing serious questions and critiques of the U.S. healthcare system, has now endorsed Pain Control and Palliative Care. Topically related to his new book, Being Mortal, and what really matters… Read More ›

Political☼ »

Finding Justice for Kate Puzey

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My foreign staffer friend on Capitol Hill forwarded an email to me yesterday, which details a petition seeking justice for slain Peace Corps volunteer, Kate Puzey. Most people I know in the PCV and RPCV community are familiar with Kate’s case. It was highly relevant to my own Peace Corps service in China, which began… Read More ›

Travel☼ »

The Security Manifesto of Schiphol

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I remember the first time I returned to my hometown after spending my first year abroad. My connecting flight was routed through Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, and the incredible security measures at LAX were so surprising I remember them every time I fly back to the US. Drug detecting dogs descended on the line of weary passengers…. Read More ›

Culture☼ »

Parklets: A Continuation of Coffee shop Culture

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In 2012, the city of Boston started a new experiment with urban space by way of the parklet. The size of a mere few former parking spaces on the side of a road or near full sized parks, these phenomena include artistically designed seating arrangements to encourage conversation and friendly gatherings – without requiring its… Read More ›

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