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  • No one should die because they live too far from a doctor | Raj Panjabi

    Illness is universal — but access to care is not. Physician Raj Panjabi has a bold vision to bring health care to everyone, everywhere. With the 2017 TED Prize, Panjabi is building the Community Health Academy, a global platform that aims to modernize how community health workers learn vital skills, creating jobs along the way.

    CONKJune 23, 2017
    548 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5548 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5548 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5548 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5548 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5
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  • A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases | Nina Fedoroff

    Where did Zika come from, and what can we do about it? Molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff takes us around the world to understand Zika’s origins and how it spread, proposing a controversial way to stop the virus — and other deadly diseases — by preventing infected mosquitoes from multiplying.

    CONKJune 16, 2017
    543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5
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  • Why I speak up about living with epilepsy | Sitawa Wafula

    Once homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less).

    CONKJune 15, 2017
    619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5
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  • When Black women walk, things change | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison

    T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek, are on a mission to reduce the leading causes of preventable death among Black women — and build communities in the process.

    CONKJune 13, 2017
    2,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 52,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 52,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 52,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 52,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 5
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  • Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel

    Teens don’t get enough sleep, and it’s not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones — it’s because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.

    CONKJune 10, 2017
    2,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 52,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 52,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 52,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 52,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5
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  • What makes life worth living in the face of death | Lucy Kalanithi

    In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis.

    CONKJune 8, 2017
    1,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 51,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 51,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 51,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 51,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 5
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  • A tribute to nurses | Carolyn Jones

    Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.

    CONKMay 31, 2017
    682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5
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  • There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

    When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions.

    CONKMay 27, 2017
    1,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 51,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 51,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 51,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 51,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 5
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  • Science in service to the public good | Siddhartha Roy

    We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or building character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it.

    CONKMay 23, 2017
    389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5
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  • What you can do to prevent Alzheimer’s | Lisa Genova

    Alzheimer’s doesn’t have to be your brain’s destiny, says neuroscientist and author of “Still Alice,” Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease — and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer’s-resistant brain.

    CONKMay 20, 2017
    2,015 votes, average: 4.91 out of 52,015 votes, average: 4.91 out of 52,015 votes, average: 4.91 out of 52,015 votes, average: 4.91 out of 52,015 votes, average: 4.91 out of 5
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  • An intergalactic guide to using a defibrillator | Todd Scott

    If Yoda goes into cardiac arrest, will you know what to do? Artist and first-aid enthusiast Todd Scott breaks down what you need to know about using an automated external defibrillator, or AED — in this galaxy and ones that are far, far away.

    CONKMay 10, 2017
    1,206 votes, average: 4.67 out of 51,206 votes, average: 4.67 out of 51,206 votes, average: 4.67 out of 51,206 votes, average: 4.67 out of 51,206 votes, average: 4.67 out of 5
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  • How racism makes us sick | David R. Williams

    Why does race matter so profoundly for health? In this eye-opening talk, Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system — and offers hopeful examples of programs across the US that are working to dismantle discrimination.

    CONKMay 3, 2017
    1,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 51,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 51,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 51,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 51,742 votes, average: 2.72 out of 5
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  • How early life experience is written into DNA | Moshe Szyf

    His research suggests that biochemical signals passed from mothers to offspring tell the child what kind of world they’re going to live in, changing the expression of genes. “DNA isn’t just a sequence of letters; it’s not just a script.” Szyf says.

    CONKApril 21, 2017
    1,530 votes, average: 4.82 out of 51,530 votes, average: 4.82 out of 51,530 votes, average: 4.82 out of 51,530 votes, average: 4.82 out of 51,530 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5
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  • What we don’t know about mother’s milk | Katie Hinde

    Breast milk grows babies’ bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease — why, then, does science know more about tomatoes than mother’s milk? Katie Hinde shares insights into this complex, life-giving substance and discusses the major gaps scientific research still needs to fill so we can better understand it.

    CONKApril 20, 2017
    1,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 51,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 51,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 51,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 51,140 votes, average: 4.03 out of 5
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  • Why civilians suffer more once a war is over | Margaret Bourdeaux

    Physician and global health policy analyst Margaret Bourdeaux proposes a bold approach to post-conflict recovery that focuses on building strong, resilient health systems that protect vulnerable populations. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less).

    CONKApril 14, 2017
    735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5735 votes, average: 4.51 out of 5
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  • A scientific approach to the paranormal | Carrie Poppy

    What’s haunting Carrie Poppy? Is it ghosts or something worse? In this talk, the investigative journalist narrates her encounter with a spooky feeling you’ll want to warn your friends about and explains why we need science to deal with paranormal activity.

    CONKMarch 28, 2017
    2,558 votes, average: 4.37 out of 52,558 votes, average: 4.37 out of 52,558 votes, average: 4.37 out of 52,558 votes, average: 4.37 out of 52,558 votes, average: 4.37 out of 5
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  • A few ways to fix a government | Charity Wayua

    She shares how she helped her government drastically improve its process for opening up new businesses, a crucial part of economic health and growth, leading to new investments and a World Bank recognition as a top reformer.

    CONKMarch 21, 2017
    988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5988 votes, average: 4.45 out of 5
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  • How racism harms pregnant women — and what can help | Miriam Zoila Pérez

    Racism is making people sick — especially black women and babies, says Miriam Zoila Pérez. The doula turned journalist explores the relationship between race, class and illness and tells us about a radically compassionate prenatal care program that can buffer pregnant women from the stress that people of color face every day.

    CONKMarch 9, 2017
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