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- ‘Our Food System Is Very Much Modeled on Plantation Economics’ | FAIR May 26, 2020
- Vandana Shiva: We Must Fight Back Against the 1 Percent to Stop the Sixth Mass Extinction May 26, 2020
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — May 26, 2020 May 26, 2020
- Photojournalist Sebastião Salgado: Brazil’s Reckless COVID Response Threatens Indi genous Survival May 26, 2020
- How Western “complacent exceptionalism” is driving the spread of the coronavirus May 26, 2020
- Caution: COVID-19 surveillance measures will last your lifetime May 26, 2020
- Worst outbreak in 27 years | Swarms of locusts threaten food supply May 26, 2020
- Activist Vandana Shiva And Cycle Mayor of Bengaluru Sathya Sankaran Join #TheCycleOfChange Telethon May 26, 2020
- Vandana Shiva on Oneness vs the 1% May 26, 2020
- DiEM25 TV: “Towards a transformation of hope for the earth” with Vandana Shiva and Stefania Romano May 26, 2020
- EP.873: Dr. Vandana Shiva: Why Treating Coronavirus as a War Will NOT Work! May 26, 2020
- ISF2020: Vandana Shiva & David Suzuki: The Virus is a Wake-up Call May 26, 2020
- Clips from The Seeds of Vandana Shiva May 26, 2020
- Vandana Shiva on Industrial Agriculture May 26, 2020
- Agriculture: The Basics of Our Industrial Food System in 5 minutes May 26, 2020
- Garrison Institute Presents: a LIVE Webinar with Psychologist Rick Hanson PhD May 26, 2020
- Epidemics and the end of humankind | Rosalind Eggo | TEDxThessaloniki May 26, 2020
- Cultivating equality in the food system | Danielle Nierenberg | TEDxManhattan May 26, 2020
- Yo-Yo Ma’s Bach – Open Source with Christopher Lydon May 26, 2020
- A Conversation with Anand Giridharadas May 26, 2020
- Anand Giridharadas on ‘Winners Take All’ and the charade of elite philanthropy | VPRO Documentary May 26, 2020
- Live Memorial and Tribute: Yo-Yo plays Bach this Sunday May 26, 2020
- Flash Mob – Gustav Holst – The Planets: Jupiter (Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra) May 26, 2020
- Edward Elgar – Nimrod May 26, 2020
- Aaron Copland – Fanfare For The Common Man May 26, 2020
- Gustav Holst – The Planets – Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity May 26, 2020
- Brilliant African Innovations Against COVID-19 May 26, 2020
- Virtual Conferences – Africa.com – Webinar Series May 26, 2020
- Settlement Reached Over Arrest of Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Producers at GOP Convention May 26, 2020
- Native communities have been hit hard by COVID-19 — and fear for their survivall May 26, 2020
- How COVID-19 reshapes our views of life, and of loss May 26, 2020
- Donald Trump, Resign Now for America’s Sake: This is No Time for a Dangerous, Law-breaking, Bungling, Ignorant Ship Captain | Common Dreams Views May 26, 2020
- Fauci Urges Trump to Remain on Golf Course Until Pandemic Is Over | The New Yorker May 26, 2020
- The decade climate change was baked in May 26, 2020
- WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate i… | E-Library May 26, 2020
- Fleeing climate change — the real environmental disaster | DW Documentary May 25, 2020
- World Meteorological Organization Report: The Global Climate in 2015 – 2019 May 25, 2020
- Largest food bank in U.S. stretched thin amid coronavirus pandemic May 25, 2020
- Middle-class Americans queue at food banks as US unemployment hits 38 million – BBC News May 25, 2020
- Donald Trump delivers Memorial Day address, returns to golf course May 25, 2020
- Inside the Rohingya Refugee Crisis | Between Us May 25, 2020
- Coronavirus cases have exploded in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy May 25, 2020
- Public Events | cambridgeforum – Webinar – 29 May 2020 – 2:00pm EST May 25, 2020
- Expect something close to an exodus from expensive, large cities: Redfin CEO May 25, 2020
- Why 42% of coronavirus-related job losses will be permanent: Economist May 25, 2020
- Working Woman Testifies About Reality Of Poverty In The U.S. | NowThis May 25, 2020
- How People Are ‘Dying of Whiteness’ Amid COVID-19 | Opinions | NowThis May 25, 2020
- Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green | NowThis May 25, 2020
- Explore unknown pathogens, avoid disease outbreaks: Chinese researcher’s task May 25, 2020
- Compassion During Coronavirus: How Is Your Community Responding to COVID-19? May 25, 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.