Climate change is a serious threat to 50 years of progress in global health — but, as a major new study says, tackling global warming presents the greatest global opportunity to improve people’s health.
Why is it that the most urgent question in the healthcare
debate is, "How will we pay for all the drugs for our aging
population?" Instead we might ask, "Do our elderly really need all these
drugs?" Unfortunately, the focus is on the suppression of symptoms rather than the facilitation of self-healing.
The twin epidemics of obesity and autoimmunity are symptoms of a deep infirmity in our civilization. Each condition shows us something about our society, and offers clues to how we might heal these conditions that have proven so intractable to modern medicine.
Efforts to extend access to "data" will create a "data divide" like the "digital divide" between those who have access to data and those who don't. And these divisions don't simply stop with the provision of digital "access." People also need to be in a position to actually make use of the Internet or data in ways that are beneficial for them.
This week New Yorkers can fuse bellydancing and tango, celebrate the full moon at Cosm, learn Reiki I & II, check out the Animation Block Party Mix, and get down with Groovananda.