Medicine

Transgender Medicine Lecture by Joey Banks, MD

Thank you Dr. Banks for touching on a topic that is rarely addressed in medicine. An estimated 1.4 million people or  0.6 percent of U.S. adults  identify as transgender, according to a new study. “The findings from this study are critical to current policy discussions that impact transgender people,” said Jody Herman, an author of  the study. “Policy debates on access to bathrooms, discrimination, and a host of other issues should rely on the best available data to assess potential impacts, including how many people may be affected.”

I know that many doctors are uncomfortable with the topic, but I think that education is key.

Medicine

The Evolution of Bacteria on a “Mega-Plate” Petri Dish

In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists have designed a simple way to observe how bacteria move as they become impervious to drugs. The experiments are thought to provide the first large-scale glimpse of the maneuvers of bacteria as they encounter increasingly higher doses of antibiotics and adapt to survive—and thrive—in them.

Art

Love Has No Labels | Diversity & Inclusion | Ad Council

While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias at http://www.lovehasnolabels.com

 

Art

Koinophobia: The Fear that You’ve Lived an Ordinary Life

Great camera work from “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows”

While you’re in it, life seems epic. Fiery, tenuous, and unpredictable. But once you have some distance from it, everything seems to shrink, until it’s almost out of focus. So you begin scanning your life looking for something interesting or beautiful. But all you see is ordinary people assembled in their tiny classrooms and workspaces, each of us moving around in little steps, like tokens on a game board.