Global Health Topics

Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

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  What’s the scoop on antidepressant withdrawal?  A hotly contentious scoop, that’s what. Those of you who’ve read my fictionalized memoir Manic Kingdom know that I have a vested interest in this topic for personal reasons. If you read Manic Kingdom, you’ll know that the main character Becka ( based off of me in medical […]

Del Bigtree, Producer of Vaxxed

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  Del Bigtree, producer of Vaxxed, From Coverup to Catastrophe,  joins me on this episode of  Causes or Cures. It’s an interesting time to chat with Del. Vaxxed was just banned from Amazon,  the “anti-vax” movement is only gaining steam and outbreaks of measles are increasing around the country. What’s going on? Has Del changed […]

Vaccines

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By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH Vaccines, Vaccines, Vaccines… I don’t get the flu shot. It only reduces the risk of infection by 40-60%, and that’s when it’s a good match. I’ve also never gotten the flu and I wash my hands diligently, eat right, prioritize sleep, and don’t work with high risk populations. I’ve also […]

Hospital Rooms: Helping Those with Mental Illness Through Art

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Interview by Erin Stair, MD, MPH Greetings, everyone! Recently I had the pleasure of doing an interview with artist Tim Shaw and curator Niamh White, the founders of Hospital Rooms. The mission of Hospital Rooms is to “bring world class art to mental health hospitals.”  I randomly stumbled across their Instagram account and was blown […]

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