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Barbara Hesselgrave

Barbara Hesselgrave
Barbara Hesselgrave is a freelance writer in Virginia specializing in issues of community medicine, science and international health.

Recent posts

 

Quality Health Care Still Lacking For Some

All those nagging issues from a year or so of Miller-McCune health coverage show up in the nation’s health report card.

 

Under the Glass Ceiling? Throw Stones!

As Black History Month segues into Women’s History Month, it’s a fit time to review the challenges still facing African-American women climbing the corporate ladder in the Age of Obama.

 

New Species Jump in Ebola-Reston Outbreak

There’s a new, and potentially serious feature to the recent Miller-Mccune story on Ebola virus.

 

Beware of Falling Oil Prices

Tribal land offerings break one record — but not the one for sales.

 

Indian Oil: A Very Different After-Thanksgiving Sale

A long-awaited oil land lease will bring a windfall to heirs of the Trail of Tears.

 

Health Care After You Leave the Doctor’s Office

Community-based outreach to address diabetic health care disparities offers broader lessons.

 

CSI: IHOP

 

 

Pushback on Obesity: An African-American View

A study from Shaw University reveals the attitudes of young African-American women toward food, body image and physical activity and the factors that influence their related decisions.

 

‘Read It Today and Use It Today’ News for Doctors

A new electronic newsletter strives to make evidence-based health care a little more likely with real-time research straight from the federal government.

 

Not All Can Stomach Raw Milk

While raw milk coming directly from the udder of the cow does have beneficial microbes, the chance of contamination once it leaves the bovine body is very high.

 

A Safer, Kinder, Hamburger this Labor Day

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is no longer down with downer cows.

 

The OSS Passed Its Own Intelligence Tests

The predecessor to today’s CIA thrived by emphasizing merit.

 

Once Eradicated, Measles Cases Spike Upward

The 131 reported measles cases occurring in unvaccinated children in 2008 is the highest year-to-date figure since 1996.

 

Forecasting the Unknowable Future of Business

Corruption and terrorism pockmark the road ahead for international business, according to a respected global survey.

 

Patent Office Asks Kids For Ideas

 

 

Higher HIV Rates No Shock to Advocates

Newly released figures concerning the number of HIV infections in the U.S. has brought outrage and a flood of reaction. However, the findings do not surprise the HIV/AIDS advocate community.

 

A New Therapy for America’s Aging Hospitals

What can good hospital design achieve? How about healthier patients?

 

Take Two Aspirin and Call Your Architect in the Morning

Safety by design is a guiding ethos as a new and smarter style of health care building looks at error prevention and stress reduction.

 

A/V Heritage In the Country But Not Out to Pasture

The Library of Congress’ country home provides a nuclear blast-proof refuge for America’s celluloid and audio treasures.

 

Will Someone Get the Lights? Preserving Home Movies

While watching home movies may be one definition of tedium, all those birthday parties and graduations are the history the books left out.

 

Films: Preserving ‘Everyday People’ History

Celluloid archaeologists are striving to preserve a fast-decaying historical resource and, at the same time, show the world what they’ve got.

 

The Over-50 Crowd Relearns the Facts of Life

HIV infection is a growing fact of life for America’s baby boomer population. But it’s a fact both the aging and their caregivers are spectacularly unprepared to address.

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How a CEO’s Fiery Battle Speeches Can Shape Ethical Behavior

CEO war speech might inspire ethical decisions internally and unethical ones among competing companies.

Modern Technology Still Doesn’t Protect Americans From Deadly Landslides

No landslide monitoring or warning systems are being used to protect vulnerable communities.

The Link Between Carbs, Gut Microbes, and Colon Cancer

Reduced carb intake among mice protected them from colon cancer.

The New Weapon Against Disease-Spreading Insects Is Big Data

Computer models that pinpoint the likely locations of mosquitoes and tsetse flies are helping officials target vector control efforts.

People Are Clueless About Placebos

Doctors know that sometimes the best medicine is no medicine at all. But how do patients feel about getting duped into recovery?

The Big One

Today, the United States produces less than two percent of the clothing purchased by Americans. In 1990, it produced nearly 50 percent. July/August 2014

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