Tag: Health and Well-being

Fat Consequences

Alexandra Frankel , January 24th, 2018


Obesity is about more than stigma, it is about exceeding one’s social space. Diabetes foot clinic, Apia, Samoa Looking over the shoulder of Sina, the only podiatrist in…


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The Hidden Harm of Surgery

Alexandra Frankel , January 24th, 2018


How the data obfuscate surgical outcomes for obstetric fistula. A Niamey fistula center examination room. Alison Heller As the call to prayer reverberated in the thick, dust-filled evening…


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Caring in Ancient Times

Alexandra Frankel , January 24th, 2018


A new bioarchaeological approach suggests health care has a long human history. Over 4,000 years ago, in a small hunter-gatherer settlement in northern Vietnam, a young man survived…


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Resisting Overdose

Alexandra Frankel , January 24th, 2018


In Washington, DC, people who use opioids confront the epidemic and intervene to stop death. In the last few years, we have paid unprecedented national attention to opioid…


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Cultivating Vitality

Alexandra Frankel , January 24th, 2018


Tanzanians are redefining health and the forms of governance that might be promoted in its name. Tanzanians are witnessing the emergence a new configuration of plant-based therapies that…


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