My dad was a survivor — of a heart attack in his 50s, kidney cancer in his 60s, and an initial diagnosis of melanoma in his 70s. Melanoma recurrence and complications of treatment are what finally got him. A lifelong runner, Dad kept meticulous notes about his mileage and heart rate on paper. He bought […]
The following is a cross-post from the Atlas of Caregiving blog, which is featuring a new series of “caring conversations” with people who connect their professional experience to their caregiving experience. Susannah Fox advises companies and nonprofits on how to navigate the intersection of health and technology. She recently served as the Chief Technology Officer […]
For tax purposes, I recently added up all the various sources of income I’d received in 2017. It was a real hodge-podge of a year since I left my appointment at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and started working on my own projects again. This exercise brought home the lesson that […]
I’m honoring the contributions of my community colleagues over the years by pulling out some of their best comments and quotes. Casey Quinlan, in response to “As She Lay Dying” – a son calls on the health system to involve patients and families in improving safety I’ll apologize in advance for the screaming screed that is […]
Brandeis University hosted a one-day symposium on aging, housing, health, technology, and other issues. Thanks to the people who captured these insights!
Someone once told me that I “write to incite” and indeed, I am thrilled when a post resonates enough to inspire a conversation that often goes on longer and has more nuggets of insight than the original essay. I’d like to honor the contributions of my community colleagues over the years by pulling out some […]