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What you can do about Syria

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

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On October 29, SAMS and Physicians for Human Rights, along with medical professionals, partners, and allies, will be standing in solidarity with the over 670 Syrian medical workers who have been killed as well as those who continue to risk their lives to save others. We will be gathering 670 people for the Die-In to #DefendDoctors in Syria. All participants will be wearing white coats and holding a sign that corresponds to information about one of the Syrian medical workers who was killed. The die-in will be held at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, right around the corner from the UN, at noon. Dr. Majed Abou Ali, who worked under siege in East Ghouta, will also be speaking alongside leaders from SAMS, PHR, and other NGOs. Here is our sign-up form, a link to the Facebook event, and a flyer is attached.

Here are the details:

What: Die-In to #DefendDoctors in Syria
Who: 670 health professionals and volunteers (more…)

Court case threatens physician-patient confidentiality

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Court case threatens physician-patient confidentiality by Troy Parks on the American Medical Association website on October 14, 2015.

Overselling Breast-Feeding

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Overselling Breast-Feeding: All too often, advocates cross the line from supporting a woman in her decision to breast-feed into compelling a woman to do so By Courteny Jung in The New York Times on October 16, 2015.

Ben Carson Is Wrong on Guns and the Holocaust

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Ben Carson Is Wrong on Guns and the Holocaust By Alan E. Steinweis in The New York Times on October 14, 2015.

Privacy

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Behind the European Privacy Ruling That’s Confounding Silicon Valley By Robert Levine in The New York Times on October 9, 2015.

Click Here to Read: [Editorial] Patient records leak: Medical info on 90 percent of population handed over in the Korea Herald on July 26, 2015.

Click Here to Read: GSK, Merck use social media to learn how patients use drugs outside the lab By Jonah Comstock on the MobiHealth News website on October 5, 2015.

Patients’ Rights Questions Hang Over Mental Health Debate

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Patients’ Rights Questions Hang Over Mental Health Debate By Melissa Attias on the Roll Call Website on September 14, 2015.

The Psychoanalytic Activist

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Fall 2015 Edition of The Psychoanalytic Activist.

Photographing Mental Illness With Sensitivity

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Photographing Mental Illness With Sensitivity By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on October 11, 2015.

Click Here to Read: The Chains of Mental Illness in West Africa By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on October 11, 2015.

Predicting Violence; Suite Success; Ambulance Survival Rates

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Predicting Violence; Suite Success; Ambulance Survival Rates in Harvard Medical School News on the Harvard Medical School Website.

Anorexia May Be Habit, Not Willpower, Study Finds

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Anorexia May Be Habit, Not Willpower, Study Finds By Erica Goode in The New York Times on October 12, 2015.

This Day in Jewish History, 1802 West Point Graduates Its First Officers, Half of Them Jewish

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: This Day in Jewish History, 1802 West Point Graduates Its First Officers, Half of Them Jewish
Simeon Magruder Levy would distinguish himself in battle but, crippled by rheumatism, wound up resigning his commission by David B. Green on the Ha’aretz website on October 12, 2015.

West Point, as seen from Phillipstown, 1831: It was evidently quite the pastoral place back then. By William James Bennett (1787-1844).Library of Congress

The soul of the human machine by George Makari

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The soul of the human machine by George Makari in the Boston Globe on October 13, 2015.

Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to New York prison inmates

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to New York prison inmates: Prisoners participating in Bard College initiative to provide them a liberal arts education beat Ivy League students who won national title only months ago by Lauren Gambino in New York and agencies on the Guardian website on October 7, 2015.

The debating team from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, lost to a group of New York prisoners. Photograph: Lisa Poole/AP

I have one of the best jobs in academia. Here’s why I’m walking away

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: I have one of the best jobs in academia. Here’s why I’m walking away by Oliver Lee on the Vox website on September 8, 2015

The Therapeutic Gaze

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Therapeutic Gaze By Orna Shacher in The New York Times on October 5, 2015.

7 Reasons Why Laziness Is a Myth … but here’s what may really be holding you back

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: 7 Reasons Why Laziness Is a Myth … but here’s what may really be holding you back by Laura D. Miller, LCSW on the Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action blog on the Psychology Today website on October 3, 2015.

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Campuses Debate Rising Demands for ‘Comfort Animals’

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Campuses Debate Rising Demands for ‘Comfort Animals’ By Jan Hoffman in The New York Times on October 4, 2015.

Mary McCarthy and Carl, her rabbit, with her roommate, Rachel Brill, and her dog Theo, in their campus apartment at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Carl and Theo are emotional support animals, permitted by the college to live on campus.CreditDrew Angerer for The New York Times

Three Exhibitions about YIVO in Europe

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Three Exhibitions about YIVO in Europe on the YIVO website on Oct 2, 2015.

France Bans Wifi in Childcare Facilities for Children under 3

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: France Bans Wifi in Childcare Facilities for Children under 3 on The Spirit Science Website on October 3, 2015.

The Flight From Conversation

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Flight From Conversation by Sherry Turkle in The New York Times on April 21, 2012.

Credit Photographs by Peter DaSilva and Byron Smith, for The New York Times