An Emmy for “Life, Interrupted” videos

I've posted before about the amazing blog--written & video--that Suleika Jaouad has been composing for the last couple of years, "Life, Interrupted".  This year, the video segments were nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for an Emmy in the News and Documentary category.  This week, the winner was announced & the team … Continue reading An Emmy for “Life, Interrupted” videos

The PhotoVoice Exhibit – Japanese Women Talk about the Earthquake, Tsunami & Nuclear Disasters of March 2011

This spring, the Center for Japanese Studies will host an exhibition on the experiences of Japanese women following the tsunami of March 2011. After the Great East Japan Disasters in March 2011, women in the disaster-affected areas of northern Japan joined an ongoing project called PhotoVoice. These women, diverse in age and other socio-demographic characteristics took … Continue reading The PhotoVoice Exhibit – Japanese Women Talk about the Earthquake, Tsunami & Nuclear Disasters of March 2011

Special needs and tornadoes: A Joplin story

From the CDC's Public Health Matters blog: It’s been almost two years since a devastating tornado ripped through the town of Joplin, Missouri, and the community continues to rebuild.  Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to visit Joplin to learn more about The Independent Living Center -Joplin (TILC), one of seven programs chosen as a … Continue reading Special needs and tornadoes: A Joplin story

Life, Interrupted: A Battle With Myself

A new post form the New York Times Well blogger, Suleika Jaouad: I used to resent the battle metaphors associated with cancer. “Keep fighting,” people would say. “You’re going to win this war,” a friend would write in an e-mail. I could appreciate the intent behind the word, but I just couldn’t identify. Most of … Continue reading Life, Interrupted: A Battle With Myself

Life, Interrupted: Medical Bills, Insurance and Uncertainty

This week, Suleika Jaouad describes her and her family's experience with health insurance during her cancer treatment. And no matter how closely I keep track of the bills, there are always surprises and unexpected charges. During a six-week hospitalization for intensive chemotherapy, teams of doctors trickled in and out of my hospital room every few … Continue reading Life, Interrupted: Medical Bills, Insurance and Uncertainty

Today on NPR’s Talk of the Nation: An interview with Suleika Jaouad

I've posted links to Suleika's posts on the New York Times' Well blog before, because she writes so well about her experiences as a young person with cancer and its effects on her life and on the lives of her family and friends. Today she'll be interviewed in the second hour of Talk of the … Continue reading Today on NPR’s Talk of the Nation: An interview with Suleika Jaouad

Finding a Match, and a Mission: Helping Blacks Survive Cancer

From the New York Times: A month after his 2009 graduation from Yale Law School, Seun Adebiyi learned he had not one but two lethal blood cancers and began an odyssey to find a bone-marrow donor. Mr. Adebiyi, 28, who came to this country from Nigeria as a child, made appeals through Yale, on radio … Continue reading Finding a Match, and a Mission: Helping Blacks Survive Cancer