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Replacing the “cone of shame”

April 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Those dreaded veterinary collars that dogs and cats hate to wear have gotten a makeover, it seems. The one we’re familiar with is a flat semi-circle of plastic that wraps around and creates an open cone with your pet’s head inside it. It seems pretty disorienting to wear one, and in the brief attempts we’ve […]

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Tags: Cats · Health

Are we moving beyond “evidence” in public policy debates?

February 6th, 2015 · 44 Comments

Last week’s “Science Friday” on NPR had a segment on the gulf between some public opinion and scientific consensus, such as with anti-vaccine parents (“Scientists and the Public Disagree on Key Issues“). You can listen to the program by following that link. Somewhere in the segment, there was an exchange between an interviewer and someone […]

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Tags: environment · Health · Legislature · Tech

Planned Parenthood President to speak on UH Manoa Campus this week

January 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, will be speaking on the University of Hawaii Manoa Campus this Friday, January 30, 2015. Her appearance is scheduled for 12:30 pm to 2 pm in Kuykendall Auditorium. The free event is open to the public as well as the […]

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Tags: Education · Health · Politics

U.S. called out for our lack of maternity leave and family supports

January 23rd, 2015 · 4 Comments

A segment on last night’s PBS Newshour should be required watching (“Almost every country in the world offers more generous maternity leave than the U.S.“). That link will take you to the video of the segment and a transcript. According to the United Nations, we and Papua New Guinea are the only countries in the […]

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Tags: Business · Economics · Health · Politics

“So be careful what you wish for,” she said.

January 9th, 2015 · 2 Comments

I’ve always been proud of my cousin, Joan (Lind) Van Blom, and her husband, John. Both have had long careers as world-class rowers and great competitors, which we’ve watched from a distance. Now she faces a life-and-death competition with brain cancer. A few days ago, Bob Keisser of the Orange County Register profiled the couple, […]

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Tags: Health