Tag Archives: Health

Voice of Hope for Autism: The Joey Lowenstein Foundation

New York, N.Y.  Some of the greatest discoveries in human history have been the result of accidental or unexpected circumstances. While the mind usually recalls great innovations, we sometimes tend to take for granted the more elementary aspects of life, such as the ability to communicate through speech.      Roberta Lowenstein, Rita Cosby, Joey Lowenstein, […]

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Your Health and Our Environment: How Can We Protect Both?

Washington, D.C.  On Tuesday, the White House will convene a Summit to bring together health and medical professionals, academics, and other stakeholders to empower people and communities with the information and tools they need to protect public health in the face of climate change. The national dialogue will be focused on highlighting the impacts of […]

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Fountain House Gallery Honors Boosters of Artists with Mental Illness

New York, N.Y.  Fountain House Gallery, New York City’s premier venue representing artists living with mental illness, recently held its End of Annual Meeting Season Celebration. I’ve come to know this yearly event as an effervescent evening of cocktails, music, and a splendid array of more than 100 original artworks exhibited for sale by Gallery […]

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Ban to Convene International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York

New York, N.Y.  To help mobilize needed resources “in the last mile of the response” against the Ebola outbreak and to start the affected West African countries on the path of early recovery, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that he will convene an international conference next month. In Sierra Leone, local health workers […]

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Film ‘Margarita With A Straw’ – Unexpected Brilliance – From India

New York, N.Y.  The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing. Not knowing as much about Indian cinema as I […]

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Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

New York, N.Y.  I’m interested in mental health issues, but I’m not a physician and have no medical training. That’s why I look forward to the annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon, where cutting-edge information is presented by top-drawer experts in terms accessible to a lay audience. Panelists Peter Weiden, M.D., Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., […]

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Foundation to Award Networking Star at Social Event

New York, N.Y.  A New York City business and philanthropic leader will receive the J. Luce Foundation’s Global Adviser Award on May 19 at a networking event for established professionals supporting children with cancer in the Steelcase offices on Columbus Circle. Sloane Marcus, Vice President, and Jeff Buffum, founder, at last fall’s Angel Compass Network […]

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More Midwife Training to Tackle Maternity, Child Deaths

New York, N.Y.  Nearly 800 women continue to die every day from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, the United Nations spotlighted as it marked the International Day of the Midwife with a call for greater investment to increase the number of midwives and enhance the quality and reach of their services. Abissdoum Charlotte, 26, with […]

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Purchases Abroad Take Up Growing Portion of Chinese Luxury Spending 

Mayflower Roots – and a Metrocard – Get One on the Subway

From 2012: Charlie Sheen Gives USO $1 Million – Biggest in its History

China Plans for Mainland Police in H.K. Rail Station Spark Controversy

European Border Restrictions on Refugees Violate Human Rights

‘Orange the World’ Campaign Effort to End Violence Against Girls, Women