Category: Christian Science Monitor

One state’s opioid crisis sheds light on national health-care debate

Christian Science Monitor quoting Alan Sager, School of Public Health “As the chief medical officer at a downtown hospital, William Goodman has seen how opioid abuse can ravage a community…” Expert quote: “Slashing and burning Medicaid and saying the states will find the money is the most gargantuan case of buck-passing in the history of […]

Health care: vote delayed, but calls to address costs keep growing

Christian Science Monitor quoting Alan Sager, School of Public Health “Senate Republicans have been forced into postponing major health care legislation in the United States Senate, and the backdrop is partly the difficult economics of health care: Costs for average Americans are high and rising, and the Senate legislation so far doesn’t appear to offer […]

Is there a doctor in the kitchen? How culinary medicine reenvisions food.

Christian Science Monitor quoting Deborah Frank, School of Medicine “In her white lab coat and slacks, Maureen Villaseñor looked better suited to be handing out prescriptions at a clinic than talking salad dressing in a grocery store aisle…” Expert quote: “Doctors are starting to recognize that we can hand out shots and antibiotics day in […]

How will Trump administration treat climate change? Why it’s so hard to know

Christian Science Monitor Henrik Selin, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences Donald Trump’s three latest cabinet nominees are part of the president-elect’s campaign promise to “drain the swamp in Washington.”… Expert quote: “When you have a more seasoned politician coming in, you have a better idea of who his close advisers are.” View full article

Boston high-schoolers stage anti-Trump walkout. A lesson in democracy?

Christian Science Monitor Christopher Martell, School of Education High school students from across Boston walked out of class Monday afternoon as part of a demonstration in which they called upon local, state, and federal authorities to protect them and underrepresented groups from US President-elect Donald Trump… Expert quote: “Obviously as teachers and educators we can’t […]

How big data could save aquatic species

Christian Science Monitor Les Kaufman, College of Arts & Sciences Last week, the US Forest Service announced what is perhaps its loftiest conservation goal ever: to map every aquatic animal in the Western states… Expert quote: “So far, eDNA is actually working better in some applications than it even should theoretically, and we are trying […]