Joseph Farina

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Explained: Why is the AIDS epidemic so severe in America?

This former journalist helps caregivers get to know who their patients once were, before dementia took hold

Three years ago, when Jay Newton-Small moved her father into a care facility in Sykesville, Md., she was given a 20-page questionnaire to fill out. Her father had Alzheimer’s disease, and his fading memory and agitated behavior made it hard for caregivers to understand his needs. But as …

Dementia

A Young Student Athlete’s Depression, Hidden on Social Media

The day after Madison jumped, Jim walked to the top of the parking garage. He read the phrase, She had wings on. He spoke with Madison’s friends. He …

Have mental health diagnoses lost sight of the human beings they seek to treat?

My Right to Die

Kevin Drum

Schizophrenia In America - The Huffington Post

In his quiet, modest way, Glenn was proud of his robot. It was 1974, at a local high school science fair in Boca Raton, Florida, and Glenn, a 15-year-old sophomore, had spent months painstakingly constructing a jumble of wires and circuits on wheels with three arms, each containing a photosensitive …

Madness

In Florida prisons, mentally ill inmates have been tortured, driven to suicide, and killed by guards.<p>Shortly after Harriet Krzykowski began working at the Dade Correctional Institution, in Florida, an inmate whispered to her, “You know they starve us, right?” It was the fall of 2010, and …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

The perils of being your own doctor

In the summer of my 44th year, when everyone did the ice bucket challenge for ALS, when friends and strangers and celebrities soaked themselves with iced water to “raise awareness” on my Facebook feed, I did not participate. I took note of these social media affirmations with some interest, but I …

Mind

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

Mind

The twin boom

The proportion of twins in the population has waxed and waned in human history. For the first time we understand why<i>By Laura Spinney</i>Read at Aeon

Pregnancy

Birth—and Rebirth—after Bulimia

<i>Judy Tsuei | Longreads | September 2016 | 14 minutes (3571 words)</i><p>“140 pounds,” my midwife announces with a smile. “That’s a healthy starting point …

For Native Americans, Land Is More Than Just the Ground Beneath Their Feet

Private land ownership isn’t a solution to Native American poverty.<p>Thousands of Native American protesters are currently fighting against the proposed construction of the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota. They are doing more than just trying to protect their land. They are fighting for their …

The forgotten survivors of AIDS

So when he ran into an old friend volunteering at a banquet last Christmas Eve, he couldn’t wait to dust off the stories he rarely got to tell. The …

Why mothers of tweens – not babies – are the most depressed – Lucia Ciciolla Suniya Luthar

The joys of motherhood quite literally wax and wane over time. If you had to guess, you might think that one of the most trying times for mothers is …

Gender is not a spectrum

The idea that ‘gender is a spectrum’ is supposed to set us free. But it is both illogical and politically troubling<i>By Rebecca Reilly-Cooper</i>Read at …

Feminism

The Subtle Linguistics of Polite White Supremacy

by Yawo Brown // <i>TheMagicalNegro.net</i><p>What is Polite White Supremacy?<p>Polite White Supremacy is the notion that whites should remain the ruling class …

‘Women Atheists Are Genuinely Considered Monsters’

Americans have long been suspicious of nonbelievers. Misogyny, nativism, and racism have often been tied up in their fear.<p>In general, Americans do not like atheists. In studies, they say they feel coldly toward nonbelievers; it’s estimated that more than half of the population say they’d be less …

Inside iPhone 7: Why Apple Killed The Headphone Jack

The standard audio jack that connects your headphones to just about everything has been around for nearly 150 years. Here's why Apple thought it was time for a change.<p><b>Apple VP Greg Joswiak is</b> grinning as he holds up what is easily the smallest iPhone adapter I have ever seen. iPod white and about …

Mobile Technology