Posts filed under ‘Health’

6-12-12: The Health of the Diaspora

There are approximately 160 million descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade living today throughout the Western Hemisphere. How are they doing today?

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Continue Reading June 12, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

6-4-12: Remembering Dudley Clendinen

The writer Dudley Clendinen died last week at age 67. We speak with people who knew him, and hear from Dudley both before and after his diagnosis of ALS.

Continue Reading June 4, 2012 at 7:45 am 4 comments

Dudley Clendinen, 1944 – 2012

Dudley Clendinen and Tom Hall in the WYPR studios in October 2011.  Photo by Stephanie Hughes.

The writer and journalist Dudley Clendinen died today in Baltimore after a year and a half long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.  Dudley worked as a reporter and editorial writer for The New York Times, and was the author of several books, including  Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America, on the evolution of the gay rights movement, and A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America.  He remained in his home until he was moved to hospice care at the Joseph Richey House earlier today.  He was 67 years old.

Dudley was open about his experience with terminal illness, both in the op-ed pages of The Times, and on Maryland Morning, where he spoke about the disease in a series of interviews with Tom Hall called “Living with Lou: Dudley Clendinen on a Good, Short Life.” 

Tom Hall’s remembrance of Dudley was broadcast on WYPR on Thursday, May 31.  You can listen above, or a transcript is available here.  The music used is “Ae Fond Kiss” by Corrina Hewat from My Favorite Places.  You can listen to it here.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 4, at 10 am at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on University Parkway in Baltimore. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Dudley’s name to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins or to Joseph Richey Hospice.

May 30, 2012 at 11:15 pm 8 comments

5-23-12: Mastering Your Memory

Why the size of your hippocampus may be be the answer to keeping your memory strong.

Continue Reading May 23, 2012 at 9:00 am 3 comments

5-16-12: The Food OUR Food Eats

On today’s Smart Nutrition, Tom Hall talks with nutritionist Monica Reinagel and Keeve Nachman at the Center for a Livable Future about how we can be affected by the diets of our food.

Continue Reading May 16, 2012 at 7:55 am Leave a comment

5-14-12: Domestic Violence and the Violence Against Women Act

With the Violence Against Women Act up for reauthorization, we talk with experts and hear from a representative from an organization that tries to help those in abusive relationships.

Continue Reading May 14, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

5-7-12: Sharing Your Organs’ Status

Facebook is now allowing users to list their status as an organ donor on their timelines. Johns Hopkins transplant surgeon Andrew Cameron played a role in that decision. We talk with him about possible outcomes.

Continue Reading May 7, 2012 at 7:58 am 1 comment

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