Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (amazon.com) (Download from your local library if available) There have been a lot of great reviews of this bestseller published, mine is a read from the perspective of a physician, trans* ally, supportive of equitable health care for all. As the title says, this … Continue reading Just Read: Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood – memoir of a young trans woman

Health is more than about medicine, as taught to us by…ApplePay

My first transaction. Just a pair of vanilla cones, easily walked off / not to worry. The day ApplePay was released to the world, I happened to be with a few close friends from the Innovation Learning Network (@HealthcareILN), in Charlotte, NC. Okay, I actually crashed their dinner – it was with people from Kaiser … Continue reading Health is more than about medicine, as taught to us by…ApplePay

Just Read: In DC, there’s up to a 14 year life expectancy gap between blacks and whites that hasn’t changed in 15 years

The life expectancy of a black male in Washington, DC as of 2009 is the same as a man in North Korea as of 2012. For a white male, the life expectancy is higher than Israel, lower than Switzerland. Sources: World Health Organization; Harper S, MacLehose RF, Kaufman JS. Trends In The Black-White Life Expectancy … Continue reading Just Read: In DC, there’s up to a 14 year life expectancy gap between blacks and whites that hasn’t changed in 15 years

The People of Washington, DC’s Anacostia are Building a Culture of Health

View ‘Anacostia’s Culture of Health 45942′ on Flickr.com The last time I was in Anacostia, Ward 8 of Washington, DC, was almost exactly 2 years ago (!) when I walked with Kait Roe (@Fuse_Kait) and Pierre Vigilance, MD (@PierreVigilance) (see: My #walkwithadoc and patient, exploring the determinants of health in Washington, DC Ward 8 | Ted … Continue reading The People of Washington, DC’s Anacostia are Building a Culture of Health

Doctors Like Bridges, Especially This One

I got to visit with Scott Kratz (@ScottKratz) , Edmund Fleet and fellow supporters of the Washington, DC Bridge Park (@DCBridgePark) yesterday, in one of Washington’s first allergy free days this season yesterday. The Park continues to accumulate fans, including the best design teams in the world: Washington Post: Designers compete to build D.C. version … Continue reading Doctors Like Bridges, Especially This One

Not going to pedometer our way out of this: Road Safety

View Road Traffic Deaths- A Fast Growing Epidemic 39271 on Flickr.com It’s been about a year since the Long Short Walk for Road Safety in Washington, DC, which we did with attending physician US Surgeon General Regina Benjamin (see: Photo Friday: The Surgeon General, Listening | Ted Eytan, MD), and there’s still cause to be worried … Continue reading Not going to pedometer our way out of this: Road Safety

11th Street Bridge Park: An Intersection of Health and Place

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11th Street Bridge Park: An Intersection of Health and Place | 11th Street Bridge Park. We really enjoyed hosting this discussion with community leaders interested in designing civic spaces around health and fitness. One of the most exciting will be the Washington, DC Bridge Park (@DCBridgePark), for multiple multiple reasons – see . We love … Continue reading 11th Street Bridge Park: An Intersection of Health and Place