Depending on whom you ask, mobile phones and other portable electronic devices are either the single most important technological innovation of our lifetimes or dangerous, radiation-emitting devices that pose a major risk to public health in the long term. Continue reading Cellphones and Hidden Radiation: Is There Evidence of Harm?
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
If you’ve ever wondered how much of your body is made up of fat, you’ve likely turned to the Body Mass Index. Continue reading The Benefits of Taking a Body Composition Test
One of the interesting things about the medical field is how frequently doctors have to come up with a term to describe a previously unknown phenomenon. Continue reading The Crippling Case of Cyberchondria
To me, any name sounds sweeter than my own. Continue reading Name Dropping
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
What radio podcast has three words, one exclamation point, mines the game Trivial Pursuit for questions, and has been produced by three UC Berkeley alums and their pal for the past four years? It’s Good Job, Brain! But if you’re a trivia buff you probably already knew that. Continue reading Good Job, Brain! How to Create a Pub Trivia Podcast