Geo-Medicine: A New Way to Help Doctors

Over at TedTalks, there’s a talk about combining geography with medicine.  It’s an interesting discussion.  Typically, we assume that our health is determined by a genetic makeup and our diet.  We don’t even look at where we live.  That is of no concern to medical records.  Bill Davenhall suggests otherwise.  Where we live has an important feature for doing medicine.  Thus, we must look at geography if we’re going to do medicine correctly.  Check it out:

In a related manner, Philosophy Bites recently had a discussion about global justice and health by using John Rawls’ theory of justice.  You can go to the actual link here or you can listen to it here by right-clicking and “Save as. . “

About shaunmiller

I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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