Archives for "Health and medicine"


October 30, 2009 12:39 pm

Expert on rising rates of mental illness to speak at Bates College

Liah Greenfeld, an authority on the causes and implications of rising rates of mental illness, delivers the lecture “The Burden of Our Time: Mental Illness in Contemporary America” at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Bates College’s Keck Classroom (G52), Pettengill Hall, 4 Andrews Road (Alumni Walk).

Sponsored by the sociology, politics and psychology departments, the event is open to the public at no cost. For more information, please contact this


October 21, 2009 5:30 pm

H1N1, vaccination update for Oct. 21

To: The Bates Community From: Christy Tisdale, director of health services, and Tedd Goundie, dean of students Date: Oct. 21,…


October 16, 2009 2:44 pm

Economist Tefft's research links 'soda tax' to small decrease in adult obesity rates

Bates economist and other colleagues conduct first empirical examination of the effectiveness of soft drink taxes in reducing adult weight.


October 15, 2009 8:30 am

Appendicitis forces cancellation of concert

A concert at Bates College by fortepianist Andreas Staier, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, has been canceled due to illness.


October 13, 2009 6:04 pm

Update on H1N1, next clinic Thursday

To: Bates Students From: Christy Tisdale, director of health services, and Tedd Goundie, dean of students Date: Oct. 13, 2009…


September 30, 2009 3:10 pm

Today Show turns to Andrew Knowlton '97 for fall food trends

Bon Appetit food editor Andrew Knowlton ’97, a philosophy major at Bates, appears on a Today show segment about hot…


July 24, 2009 12:54 pm

John Kelsey's neuroscience lab brings in the brains

If you’re a student in Professor of Psychology John Kelsey’s neuroscience laboratory, you might get a chance to co-author a research article. And if you’re Kelsey, your students might inspire you to explore a new area of neuroscience. “My research is done with my students and through my students,” says Kelsey.


July 22, 2009 10:01 am

Time is now to pass meaningful health care reform

Dr. Robert McAfee ’56, former president of the American Medical Association, offers his opinion on healthcare reform in the Portland…


July 1, 2009 2:13 pm

The Wounds of War

Army physician Dave Lounsbury ’72, a veteran of Iraq, brings the war home


July 1, 2009 12:01 pm

Pearls and Swine

Fareed Zakaria’s wise words pique professors’ interest