Health & Healing
Healing a broken system.
Why Punish Pain?
by Gabor Matéposted Jun 10, 2011
- A hit of compassion could keep drugs from becoming a crime problem.
Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice
by Patrice Gainesposted Jun 08, 2011
- Forty years since prison, Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.
From the Gulf, a Cry for Help
by Sue Sturgisposted May 31, 2011
- The public health crisis caused by the BP oil spill has received little media attention, and even less government help. Gulf Coast residents are trying to change that.
“The Single-Payer Train Has Left the Station”
posted May 25, 2011
- Wendell Potter, a health insurance executive-turned-critic, on what Vermont's new law could mean for American health care.
The Adventures of a Stubborn Grandmother
posted May 06, 2011
- From StoryCorps, a funny, poignant interview between a strong-willed woman, her son, and her granddaughter.
Vermont’s Bill: Is it Single-Payer Health Care?
by Ida Hellander, MDposted Apr 27, 2011
- A question and answer session with Dr. Ida Hellander helps demystify Vermont's new health care bill.
Saying Goodbye: What Do We Teach Kids about Death?
by Shannon Hayesposted Mar 31, 2011
- Shannon Hayes: When we shelter ourselves and our kids from the realities of death, what else might we be sacrificing?
The Teatime Series
by Betty Udesenposted Mar 30, 2011
- How backyard hummingbirds gave a healing photojournalist a new lens on life.
What to Pack for Disaster—And What to Leave Behind
by Rebecca Solnitposted Mar 30, 2011
- Rebecca Solnit: When disaster strikes, don't forget your compassion and critical thinking—but leave your panic, cliches, and stereotypes at the door.
Humane Meat? No Such Thing
by Sunaura Taylorposted Mar 27, 2011
- Should we eat animals? My disability gives me a unique view on the oxymoron "humane meat."
How Happy Was Your Meal?
by Madeline Ostranderposted Mar 27, 2011
- Autistic scientist Temple Grandin thinks like an animal—in pictures—and she's using it to get more humane treatment for cattle.
Our Animal Selves
by Linda Hoganposted Mar 09, 2011
- All around us are radiant species. What can the first peoples teach us about restoring our relationship with animals?
A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way
by Jason Marshposted Feb 25, 2011
- A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.
A Better Approach to Health Care
by Margaret Flowers, MDposted Feb 08, 2011
- As the current health law comes under attack and our national deficit continues to grow, single-payer plans are gaining more and more interest.
Just the Facts: Should We Eat Animals?
by Alyssa B. Johnsonposted Feb 01, 2011
- We can feed the world and still eat meat—but only a little bit.