Mon 5 Jun | WSAV

The next chapter

A short feature on the ways volunteering benefits the participant cites a Brown University study that found spending time with others improves mental health.
Sun 4 Jun | Sea Coast Online

Influx of elderly patients forces ER to practice comfort care

Doctors trying to come up with systematic ways to identify which patients could benefit from palliative care are using a screening tool, dubbed P-CaRES, developed at Brown University, a simple list of questions clinicians can answer about each patient in the ER.
Sun 4 Jun | Christian Science Monitor

Suburbia's new face

John Logan, professor of sociology, commented in an article about the diversification of suburbs, which has seen an increase of minority groups in 78 of the top 100 cities. Logan described the dynamic immigrants play in these neighborhoods.
Fri 2 Jun | STAT News

When might patients use their brains to restore movement?

Article mentions Brown University neuroscientist John Donoghue who led the team that first tested technology that could determine the intent of specific brain signals of paralyzed patients and help translate those signals into physical action.
Tue 30 May | The Providence Journal

Herbert Rakatansky: Merging services would improve R.I. care

Herbert Rakatansky, clinical professor emeritus of medicine, wrote an op-ed about merging the healthcare organizations of Rhode Island together, saying the proposal for a takeover of Care New England by Boston-based Partners will carry ramifications for the Ocean State and its residents.
Mon 29 May | The Boston Globe

Brown’s Molloy 1st in MLL draft

Brown University star Dylan Molloy was the first overall selection in the Major League Lacrosse draft held in Foxborough, taken by the Florida Launch.
Mon 29 May | Quartz

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

Jared Lindahl, a visiting professor of religious studies at Brown University, commented on the negative aspect of meditation that is rarely mentioned in scientific literature. Lindahl is the co-author of a study that documents and creates a taxonomy for the variant phenomenology of meditation.
Sun 28 May | The Providence Journal

Brown University graduates urged to live courageously

Newly minted graduates at Brown University's 249th Commencement on Sunday heard a recurring theme throughout the celebratory weekend: In a tumultuous world, they should use their education to change the world for the better.
Sun 28 May | The Boston Globe

My foreign policy mixtape

Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, wrote an op-ed about troubling foreign policies and the music that comes to mind when he thinks about specific issues.
Fri 26 May | National Geographic

A warming planet jolts the iconic creatures of the Galápagos

National Geographic's Christopher Solomon follows Brown biologist Jon Witman to learn about the creatures that sprawl the Galápagos Islands—where Charles Darwin made observations that would later inform his theory of evolution—and how it might serve as the basis for a new observation on how animals are adapting to climate change.
Fri 26 May | Reader's Digest

What’s the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke?

With summer around the corner, Reader's Digest published a feature about hazardous signs to look out for to keep your family safe next season. Neha Raukar, associate professor of emergency medicine, comments on what differentiates heat stroke from heat exhaustion.