Codman Square Health Center
Hope Kelly reports on the health care workers and patients at the Codman Square Health Center. Kelly notes that the health care workers at the Codman Square Health Center are not surprised at the rise in the infant mortality rate in Boston. She adds that many of the patients at the Center are immigrants and have no health insurance. Kelly interviews Bill Walczak (Codman Square Health Center), Dr. Tony Schlaff (head of the Codman Square Health Center), Dr. Graunke (pediatrician, Codman Square Hea
Dismissing Some Myths about Chinese Americans
History of Chinese Americans in Massachusetts. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with May Ling Tong, Director of the Chinese American Civic Association in Boston, about the history of Chinese people in Boston and the 'myths' held by non-Chinese Americans about the mental health and social service needs of the Chinese community. Additional segments include the 'Say Brother News' with Eric Sampedro and Leah Fletcher, the 'Third World Connection' (about the genealogical connection between the Africans and
Infant mortality and poverty
Hope Kelly reports on an increase in the infant mortality rate since last year. Kelly reviews statistics on the infant mortality rate in Massachusetts and in Boston. Kelly notes that there is a wide discrepancy between the infant mortality rates in the white and African American communities. Kelly reports that two out of three infant deaths in Boston are African American infants. Kelly interviews David Mulligan (Commissioner of Public Health) and Howard Spivak (Deputy Commissioner of Public Heal
Infant mortality increases in minority populations
Hope Kelly reports on an alarming increase in the infant mortality rate in Boston. Kelly reviews the statistics. She notes that the infant mortality rate among African Americans is 2.5 times the infant mortality rate among whites. Kelly adds that the increase in the infant mortality rate was most pronounced in the Roxbury neighborhood. Kelly interviews Dr. Bailus Walker (Commissioner of Public Health). Walker says that the increase in the infant mortality rate is the result of a cutback in socia
Historical justifications for the institution of slavery. Program focuses on the surgical and psychotropic research being proposed (and in some cases, implemented) to curb violent tendencies via the testing of prison inmates. Host Topper Carew speaks with inmates of the Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Norfolk and two groups of professionals in two separate interviews: the first with Rev. Edward Rodman (of the Episcopal Diocese of Boston) and Professor Stephan L. Chorover (of the MIT Ps
9th Annual International Health Conference: War, Poverty and Population
The Relationship between Population Growth and Poverty Robert Engelman, Vice President for Programs, Worldwatch Institute, Washington DC. Numbers: Mind the Gap Theogene Rudasingwa,, Former Rwandan Ambassador to the United States. The Return of the Population Factor Martha Campbell,, Co-founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship in International Health and Development (CEIHD), UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Why Does Peace Break Out? Malcolm Potts, Bixby Professor of Population and Family
A Crisis in Human Rights: Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
Focusing on the crisis in Darfur, the speakers will offer a comprehensive view of how and why a conflict evolves into a full-fledged genocide. The Darfur genocide has involved not just the outright immediate killing of people, but also the creation of conditions that have made life impossible by chasing people out into the desert and destroying their homes, villages, food supplies and livelihoods. Speakers will present eyewitness accounts of events on the ground in Darfur as well as academic res
Assessing the Biological Weapons and Bioterrorism Threat
BIOSECURITY FOR A NEW ERA Lecture Series Biological weapons (BW) have been a significant national security preoccupation for nearly 15 years. The events of September 11 and the anthrax attacks that followed have magnified these concerns by orders of magnitude while shifting the context almost entirely to "bioterrorism." Over the past four years, the federal government has spent nearly $30 billion to counter the anticipated threat. Strangely, these responses took place in the absence of virtuall
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: John Steuart
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series John Steuart, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures John Steuart is a Managing Director of Claremont Creek Ventures, an Oakland-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology companies. John focuses on the intersection of the information technology and life sciences markets including bioinformatics, molecular diagnostics, genomics, proteomics, software and instrumentation for med-tech industries. John serves on the board
Global Warming: A Time to Act (Cap & Trade Conference)
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein describes her legislative program to combat climate change and responds to questions. Senator Dianne Feinstein is introduced by Boalt Hall School of Law Dean Christopher Edley at the "Cap and Trade as a Tool for Climate Change Policy" conference. Leading practitioners and academic experts from the US, Europe, China and India debated key legal, economic, and technology issues associated with "cap and trade" as a policy tool for California, the US and the internation
The View From Abroad: Is America Broken?
John Micklethwait, the newly appointed Editor of The Economist, talks with Orville Schell, Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism about the direction he is taking the magazine, and about America's role in the world. Presented by: The Graduate School of Journalism, The Economist, Haas School of Business, Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley, and the World Affairs Council.
UC Yourself Living Well
This 30-minute video, UC Yourself Living Well, was delivered as a workshop in February of 2007 to support the UC Living Well pilot initiative with UC Office of the President, in collaboration with the health plans and campus wellness programs. The workshop, presented by John Swartzberg, MD, FACP, Chair of the Editorial Board of the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter and faculty member in the UCB School of Public Health, is designed to provide information about today's health risks and the important rol
PLoS Computational Biology
PLoS Computational Biology is published by PLoS in partnership with the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB). PLoS Computational Biology features works of exceptional significance that further our understanding of living systems at all scales through the application of computational methods.
PLoS Clinical Trials
PLoS Clinical Trials is an international peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes results of randomized trials from all medical and public health disciplines. The journal's aim is to increase the breadth of clinical trials reporting and thus ensure that all trials on human participants are reported in the peer-reviewed literature and accessible to all.
Corneal Ulceration in South East Asia
This dataset has been added as an experimental use of Open Context for public health data sharing applications. Corneal ulceration is a major cause of blindness in many parts of the world, but in South East Asia the WHO estimates that there are as many as 12 million blinding ulcers every year in a population of 1.6 billion. Now that we know the main causes of these ulcers it is possible to prevent the occurrence of most of them with simple, grass-roots, public health measures. The development of
State Standards Alignment
The NIH curriculum supplements are teacher’s guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. They combine cutting-edge biomedical discoveries with state-of-the-art instructional practices. The NIH curriculum supplements are now aligned to state education standards in science, mathematics, English language arts, and health. This State Standards Web page allows you to find which standards are met by a specific supplement and vice versa.
NASA CONNECT Better Health from Space to Earth
In NASA CONNECT Better Health From Space to Earth, students will learn about the importance of good nutrition and exercise. They will investigate what we can learn in space about our bodies here on Earth. Students will see how researchers and scientists apply the mathematics concepts of measurement and estimation to study the loss of calcium in bones and the loss of muscle mass while astronauts are living and working in space. Grades 6-8.
NASA CONNECT Functions and Statistics: Dressed for Space
In NASA CONNECT Dressed for Space, students learn about the suits astronauts wear in space and why sizing is critical for working in space. They learn how the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space suits were developed. Building on past space suit technologies, NASA engineers and researchers use functions and statistics to create the next generation of space suits for the International Space Station and beyond.
NASA CONNECT International Space Station: Up to Us
In NASA CONNECT International Space Station: Up to Us learn how ground research + space research = true science as international researchers anticipate working together onboard the International Space Station.
Interlinked Challenges features bits of information about global challenges from the last 400,000 years. Challenges include: biodiversity, climate change, eco-migrations, economy, energy, food, health, hunger, population growth, poverty, security, sustainability, transportation, urbanization, and water. Info bits are drawn from articles, podcasts, blogs, press releases, institutional reports, testimonies, encyclopedias, books, and documentaries. Each bit is referenced, date stamped, linked to t