Caroline Hansen recommends, "Medical Entanglements: Rethinking Feminist Debates about Healthcare" by Kristina Gupta is a crucial exploration into the nuanced ethical landscape of contemporary biomedical interventions. Through an intersectional lens, Gupta deftly examines the implications of gender-affirming care, sexual satisfaction pharmaceuticals, and weight loss interventions, advocating for a personalized approach to healthcare that prioritizes individual fulfillment over rigid ideological benchmarks.
News Team member Lydia King recommends "Maintenance Phase" for anyone looking to navigate the maze of health misinformation with a critical eye and a sense of humor.
News Team member Caroline Hansen recommends, "Factually! With Adam Conover: What Tech Gets Wrong about Disability with Ashley Shew," highlighting misconceptions of disability solutions in technology.
Soma Sonawane recommends 'The Good Nurse,' a chilling Netflix original film based on the true story of nurse Charlie Cullen's horrifying killing spree within the healthcare system. The film unravels the disturbing narrative of how Cullen exploited systemic vulnerabilities, despite numerous warning signs, to carry out his crimes for over a decade.
Chaya Tong recommends following nutritionist Lucie Baker, whose daily posts offer not only mouthwatering recipes but also valuable insights into nutrition, skincare, and crafting well-balanced meals. With an abundance of content ranging from cooking tutorials to daily routines, Lucie Baker became an invaluable resource for maintaining a healthy lifestyle during quarantine.
Caroline Hansen suggests watching John Oliver on 'Last Week Tonight' for a straightforward take on how abortion rights in the U.S. have changed after the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling. Oliver breaks down everything from states banning abortion to the bigger impact this decision has on society and politics.
Ellie Purinton recommends 'Take Care of Maya,' a stirring documentary that traces the Kowalski family's anguish after 10-year-old Maya is diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the subsequent tragic events that unfold. The film scrutinizes the intersection of medical uncertainty, family rights, and a legal battle that leaves a family shattered and searching for justice.
Jeeya Sharma recommends 'Braiding Sweetgrass' by Robin Wall Kimmerer, which provocatively challenges the commodified approach to health in the West and underscores the critical neglect of environmental health determinants. As the climate crisis worsens, Kimmerer intertwines Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and botanical teachings to redefine our connection to health and the environment.
Harleigh Markowitz recommends tuning into Diagnosis, a captivating 2019 Netflix docuseries where Dr. Lisa Sanders harnesses the power of crowdsourcing to unravel medical enigmas. From a nursing student facing paralyzing pain to a young child fainting hundreds of times daily, watch as undiagnosed patients turn to the collective wisdom of 'the crowd' in their quest for answers.
Gillian Feinglass urges readers to tune into 'The Retrievals,' a gripping five-part podcast detailing the experiences of up to 200 patients at the Yale University Fertility Clinic. Subjected to agonizing egg retrieval procedures without painkillers due to a nurse's deceit, these women faced not only physical trauma but also the dismissive attitudes of the very professionals trusted to care for them.