Rachel Rhee

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How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously

When my wife was struck by mysterious, debilitating symptoms, our trip to the ER revealed the sexism inherent in emergency treatment.<p>Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence.<p>I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, …

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 …

Fatal mistakes - Vox

Doctors and nurses make thousands of deadly errors every year. They are reprimanded. Do they also deserve support?<p>Kim Hiatt had worked as a nurse for 24 years when she made her first medical error: She gave a frail infant 10 times the recommended dosage of a medication. The baby died five days …

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What Alzheimer’s Feels Like from the Inside - Issue 35: Boundaries

<i>This video is a finalist for a 2016 Webby Award. You can vote for it here.</i>I was up again at 4 a.m. the other night, one of five nocturnal ramblings …

The sugar conspiracy | Ian Leslie

In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?<p>Robert Lustig is a paediatric endocrinologist at the …

Diabetes

Last Men Standing: AIDS survivors still fighting for their lives

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 …

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 …

How the ‘war on drugs’ entrenches patterns of drug addiction

Since Richard Nixon famously called for an ‘all-out offensive’ on the war on drugs in 1971, the US government has funnelled a trillion dollars into …

The drug industry’s answer to opioid addiction: More pills

<b>UNNATURAL CAUSES</b> SICK AND DYING IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA: <i>Since the turn of this century, death rates have risen for whites in midlife, particularly women. In this series, The Washington Post is exploring this trend and the forces driving it. Read the other stories in this series here.</i><p>Cancer patients …

‘Hey, Friend, All Asians Are Not Interchangeable!’: Nicole Chung Weighing Responses to Casual Racism

The social pressure on people of color to keep the peace, not get mad, just make sure everyone keeps having a nice time — even when we hear these …

Black Activism, Unchurched

A new generation of young leaders in Baltimore are largely organizing outside of congregations. What does this mean for their movement—and for the Church?<p>Where is the Church in the Black Lives Matter movement?<p>The spirit of the black Church has long animated the movements for civil rights and social …

Unconscious racism is pervasive, starts early and can be deadly – Princess Ojiaku

Last spring in Madison, Wisconsin, I skipped my academic duties as a neuroscience graduate student to attend a protest demanding justice for Tony …

Asking For Help In A System That Doesn't Speak Your Language

It isn't just stigma keeping elderly Asian immigrants from getting mental health care — it's also the lack of facilities that understand their languages and cultures.<p>So Ying Chan came to the United States with her husband in 1976 to raise her two grandchildren, Jeff and Jessica Man. The children’s …

The enduring whiteness of the American media | Howard French

What three decades in journalism has taught me about the persistence of racism in the US<p>Over the course of 2014, America seemed to reawaken to one of its oldest preoccupations: the reality of how race is lived in the United States, and in particular the many stark disparities that persist between …

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 …

How America Bought and Sold Racism, and Why It Still Matters

By Lisa HixToday, very few white Americans openly celebrate the horrors of black enslavement—most refuse to recognize the brutal nature of the …

How did the introduction of guns change Native America? – David J Silverman

It has become commonplace to attribute the European conquest of the Americas to Jared Diamond’s triumvirate of guns, germs and steel. Germs refer to …

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 …

‘A Taste of Power’: The Woman Who Led the Black Panther Party

<i>Elaine Brown |</i> A Taste of Power, <i>Pantheon | 1992 | 30 minutes (7,440 words)</i><p><i>Elaine Brown is an American prison activist, writer, lecturer and singer.</i> …

‘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 …