The C2S blog draws on the arts, the social and biological sciences to explore the many meanings of health and "dis-ease." Designed to be a locus where patients, their families and professionals can meet on a level playing field, it is the natural off-shoot of the Cell 2 Soul Online Journal. We encourage the submission of ideas, essays, poems, stories, humor, and timely reviews relating to the humanities and health care.
An amazing article in the Sunday, February 19, 2012 NY Times describes the development and implementation of renal transplant chains that criss-cross America and hold promise for saving lives of persons with end-stage-renal-disease (ESRD). Imagine... What if this wer global? Instead of fighting over ideologies we could all work towards the same goal.
This is a long article, but it is a glimpse into a bright future.
Alberto Cairo's clinics in Afghanistan provide prosthetics and much more. They used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why -- and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war. This is 19 minutes long and worth visiting. See: Cairo/TED.
No good deed goes unpunished. Thus, Haitians are pointing the finger at the United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal for bringing cholera to Haiti, it’s important to remember that the blame game for pandemics eventually involves everyone.
Donald McNeil, Jr. has an excellent article in the Sunday, November 21, NY Times called "Cholera's Second Fever" which is well worth reading.
The hardened, heroic doctor working selflessly to save lives in a war zone has become a familiar figure in popular entertainment.
A similar sense of drama permeates “Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders,” a documentary film about the international humanitarian aid group that opens nationally on Friday. But “Living in Emergency” stands apart from standard medical fare by focusing on the organization and its mission rather than on individual predicaments. See NY Times Review.
If you are lucky to live in one of these cities you may want to attend a showing. For details of theaters and a trailer see L.I.E. Website.
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