Health & Wellness

Easy Wintertime Afternoon Snacks

Easy Wintertime Afternoon Snacks

  When we lived in Coimbatore my mom and our neighbor, who was at least twenty years younger than her, became the best of friends. Many an evening, as I walked home from school, I would see mom and her bestie sitting on the stairs with a cup of coffee and a plate...
New Year’s Recipe For “Helper’s High”

New Year’s Recipe For “Helper’s High”

Mahatma Gandhi said: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Let’s think about that. People who willingly give their time to help always make a difference in the lives of others, in ways big and small. They help their neighbors,...
A Peanut-Laden Kiss Of Death?

A Peanut-Laden Kiss Of Death?

Whenever I see a report touting possible new peanut allergy treatments, I devour it. I can’t help it. It’s an occupational hazard for any health journalist whose reporting specialty and medical history intertwine. I write about the business of health care, focusing on...
How To Incorporate Music To Heal

How To Incorporate Music To Heal

Greg Kaufman manages the Music Program at Stanford Hospital. He recalls being stopped in the hallway by a patient who was going to be discharged. “Aren’t you the music man?” the patient asked Greg.  “Yes,” Greg replied. “There are a lot of great doctors here who cured...
Sankara Taps AI in Blindness Campaign

Sankara Taps AI in Blindness Campaign

Long lines in front of eye doctors’ clinics do not include children who have never complained that they can’t see. They are blind, and they don’t know it. Their world has always been hazy. They have never seen it any other way. Thousands of others are silently turning...