One of the saddest outcomes of the Republican moves against the Affordable Care act was that revelation that many ACA enrollees didn’t know Obamacare was the same thing. Patients tweeted things like “Down with Obamacare! I’m on an Affordable Care Act plan!” The same patients may well have voted for the current president and for anti-ACA Republicans, not realizing that they themselves would lose their health insurance. How did this branding mishap happen, in a world where everyone knows that Luxottica makes every single pair of machine-made sunglasses in the country and Lancome mascara comes from the L’Oreal people? The … Continue reading Obamacare, Louis Vuitton, and a Crisis of Marketing
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi My rating: 5 of 5 stars An incredible achievement for someone ravaged by grief, pain, illness, and loneliness; Kalanithi manages to leave us with a cautionary tale against taking life for granted; against cookie-cutter, quickie medicine; and against physician burnout (seen in his own resident doctor). A neurosurgeon is such a unique personality. When two millimeters mean a miracle or malpractice, you don’t express your depth with passionate phrases and laying your soul bare. You do so in the careful, measured tones of someone who knows how to tell someone her 2-year-old didn’t … Continue reading Goodreads review: When Breath Becomes Air
Arrive at your destination looking like a gorgeous, glowing newlywed. Martha Steward Weddings quotes me in their article. Continue reading 10 Fast Beauty Fixes for Honeymoon Travel Troubles
Now that half the country is able to legally smoke marijuana to treat their ailments, does that mean it’s time for you to finally consider it yourself? A hard look at the actual evidence for marijuana as a viable medical treatment for epilepsy and other diseases. Continue reading Could Marijuana Help Our Health in 2017?
Strokes are devastating. It is important to evaluate how much you trust your chiropractor and if that’s really the treatment you want before making that appointment. Continue reading Chiropractic Danger
With computers and iPhones managing every detail of our daily lives, eliminating Rolodexes, paper maps, letters, and CD players, the lack of technology in some aspects of health care is puzzling. Continue reading Tech companies want to change how we check in at the doctor’s office
My piece on Indian immigrant culture featured in India west. Continue reading First-Generation Immigrants: Why It’s Okay to Pick and Choose Your Culture