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- Danny Glover and Eddie Conway on the 50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination February 17, 2020
- Have Billionaires Bought Our Democracy? February 17, 2020
- A Few Minutes to Save the World February 17, 2020
- Yale National Initiative February 17, 2020
- Jeff Bezos: World’s richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change – BBC News February 17, 2020
- World Travel c.1850 Splendid rare book color costume plates views Gumuchian February 17, 2020
- Why aren’t there more black farmers in the United States? | The Stream February 17, 2020
- Global CO2 Initiative at University of Michigan February 16, 2020
- Baldwin-Buckley race debate still resonates 55 years on February 16, 2020
- UN chief on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Islamabad, Pakistan) February 16, 2020
- Swarm Of Locusts DEVOUR Everything In Their Path | Planet Earth | BBC Earth February 16, 2020
- Moscow sees warmest winter in 130 years February 16, 2020
- Kenya suffers worst locust infestation in 70 years February 16, 2020
- ECOWAS health ministers meet over potential coronavirus spread February 16, 2020
- What exactly is the West ‘winning’? I Inside Story February 16, 2020
- The World Just Hit Dangerous Climate Change Milestone And No One Cared February 16, 2020
- RELEASE: International Military Council Issues “World Climate and Security Report 2020” at Munich Security Conference – The Center for Climate & Security February 16, 2020
- Environmentalist explains why renewable energy can’t save the planet February 16, 2020
- The Future Is Public: Special Report from Amsterdam February 16, 2020
- Facts Tell: Here’s what conspiracy theorists don’t want you to know about the new coronavirus February 15, 2020
- Global leaders gather to discuss multiple crises February 15, 2020
- Corona Virus Baptist Church Infecting People With Sin February 15, 2020
- Storm Dennis clatters UK as army is deployed to bolster flood defences February 15, 2020
- “Apocalypse Now? Climate and Security,” Munich Security Conference 2020, Feb 13, 2020 February 15, 2020
- To an Uncertain Degree: Climate and Security, Munich Security Conference 2020, Feb 13, 2020 February 15, 2020
- Andrea Dutton PhD on the Last Interglacial February 15, 2020
- Joshua Nott: Rhodes Must Fall activist wins Rhodes scholarship – BBC News February 15, 2020
- Remarkable journey from refugee to Rhodes scholar – BBC News February 15, 2020
- Modern Fish Farming On The Rise And Gaining Momentum Worldwide February 15, 2020
- 2014 Yale College Teaching Prize: Margaret Homans February 15, 2020
- China demands apology over Wall Street Journal’s ‘Sick Man’ opinion piece February 15, 2020
- Why the West is becoming ‘Westless’? February 15, 2020
- The Corporate Media Is Directly Profiting from Mike Bloomberg’s Rise as He Spends Fortune on TV Ads February 14, 2020
- Serenity – 4K video of Earth From Space February 14, 2020
- Africa’s locust ‘crisis’: UN calls for urgent action February 14, 2020
- Trump Admits Sending Giuliani To Ukraine February 14, 2020
- Flood forces Mississippi residents to flee homes February 14, 2020
- Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution, Upsetting Trump February 14, 2020
- Coronavirus: Is the Climate Plague Here? February 14, 2020
- ‘Ghost’ human ancestor discovered in West Africa – BBC News February 14, 2020
- Why all world maps are wrong February 14, 2020
- Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here’s how we fix it | Larry Lessig | TEDxMidAtlantic February 14, 2020
- Lincoln didn’t fight the civil war to free the corporations: Thom Hartmann at TEDxConcordiaUPortland February 14, 2020
- Understanding And Reducing The Spread Of Misinformation Online February 14, 2020
- Hundreds of Greenpeace Climate Activists Shut Down BP Headquarters in London February 14, 2020
- Israeli Troops Shoot Palestinian Teen to Death in Protest Against Trump’s Middl e East Plan February 14, 2020
- Jair Bolsonaro Introduces Bill to Clear Way for Mining, Oil Extraction in Brazilian Amazon February 14, 2020
- How is Miami battling erosion and trying to protect its famous beaches? February 13, 2020
- Climate Emergency | Green Party NZ February 13, 2020
- Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: How Capitalism Works February 13, 2020
Daily Archives: July 6, 2019
Climate Crisis Lawsuits Expanding Worldwide: ‘A Global Phenomenon’ to Hold Governments and Corporations Accountable – EcoWatch
Published on Jun 10, 2019
School strikers are calling on everyone: young people, parents, workers, and all concerned citizens to join massive climate strikes and a week of actions starting on September 20.
Published on Jul 5, 2019
A conversation with former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a U.S.-backed coup in 2009. Zelaya reflects on that coup, what has happened to Honduran politics since then, and the migration crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of Central Americans flee to the U.S.
Published on Jul 6, 2019
Liangzhu: An ancient city proves Chinese civilization is 5,000 years old. Let’s check out the Liangzhu Archeological Site – newest member on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Published on Jul 6, 2019
Florida’s Republican governor Ron DeSantis has given a giant middle finger to the voters of his state by signing legislation that would institute a modern-day poll tax to prevent former felons from getting their right to vote back. A majority of Florida voters passed an amendment last year to give these people their vote back, but Republicans in the state have done everything in their power to prevent it from happening because they understand what it means. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what Republicans in Florida are so afraid of.
Kim Williams, M.D. – Past President of the American College of Cardiology – Offstage Interview – YouTube
Published on Jul 6, 2019
“Lifestyle and Medicine for Blood Pressure: What Everyone Needs to Know About the New Guidelines
The convergence of evidence suggests that an affordable plant-based diet can help prevent and even reverse some of the top killer diseases in the Western world, and can be even more effective than medication and surgery. This could save Medicare billions of dollars, but medical training continues to underemphasize nutrition education , in part, perhaps, because lifestyle interventions go against the prevailing conventional wisdom. The USDA, in formulating its dietary guidelines, has been accused of both acting with bias and ignoring relevant research. However, the most recent guidelines take a step in the right direction by recommending a shift to a plant-based diet, which Kaiser Permanente, the largest U.S. managed care organization, has moved in the direction of supporting. Lifestyle medicine attempts to find, prevent, and treat the causes of disease. Patients should receive fully informed consent for treatment, meaning they should be informed about all of their options including dietary changes. Doctors report they don’t practice preventative cardiology because they fear their patients won’t change their diet.
Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC was born in Chicago, and attended the College of The University of Chicago (1971 to 1975), followed by the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine (1975 to 1979), internal medicine residency at Emory University (1979 to 1982), and overlapping fellowships in Cardiology at the University of Chicago (1982 to 1985), Clinical Pharmacology (1984 to 1985), and Nuclear Medicine (1984 to 1986). He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
Dr. Williams joined the faculty of the University of Chicago in 1986, specializing in clinical cardiology, nuclear medicine, and nuclear cardiology. He served as Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Director of Nuclear Cardiology at The University of Chicago School of Medicine until 2010. Among numerous awards and honors for his teaching in the medical school, residencies and fellowships, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha in 2008.
In 2010, he became the Dorothy Susan Timmis Endowed Professor of Medicine and Radiology and Chairman of the Division of Cardiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. At Wayne State, he has started the Urban Cardiology Initiative – a program of education of physicians on disparities in healthcare, primary school education on cardiovascular health and community health screening in inner-city Detroit. In November 2013 he returned to Chicago as the James B. Herrick Endowed Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at Rush University Medical Center.
Dr. Williams has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, monographs, book chapters, editorials, and review articles in the field of nuclear cardiology and minority health issues, with emphasis on education and innovations in perfusion imaging and quantitation of ventricular function. His research interests include selective adenosine receptor agonists, fluorinated perfusion PET imaging, cardiac computed tomography for plaque characterization, health care disparities and payment policy, and appropriate use of cardiac imaging.
Dr. Williams has served on numerous committees and boards at the national level, including the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the Certifying Board of Nuclear Cardiology, the Certifying Board of Cardiac Computed Tomography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC). He served as President of ASNC from 2004 to 2005. He served as Chairman of the Board of ABC from 2008 to 2010. He also served on the Cardiovascular Disease Examination Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM-CV) until 2012. He served as the president of the ACC from 2015 to 2016.