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I finally learned to ride a bike – at 50

It’s a brilliant feeling,” a colleague had said, misty-eyed with memories of the first taste of childhood freedom that came from learning to ride a bike. Months later, I’m sprawled on a damp grass verge in the middle of the nightly slug convention, pinned beneath a bicycle that has the same concept of freedom as… Read More »

After his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Arthur Kleinman shares what he learned

Arthur Kleinman’s wife, Joan, began to struggle with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease at 59. Eight years after losing her, the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychiatry and of medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School chronicles their journey in “The Soul… Read More »

What we learned from John Singleton: Why Black men need to get serious about their health

Getty Images When the news broke in April that filmmaker John Singleton had died from a stroke, at only 51 years old, fans and colleagues were shocked by the untimely and completely unexpected loss. In the wake of this tragedy, we’ve since found out that a number of other celebrated Black men are dying from… Read More »