Tag Archives: Family

A family meeting in Navajo Nation

“Let’s start the powwow,” a man with a brown jacket and braided ponytail said with a smile. Nineteen adults and one child filled the back conference room of the hospital. The hospital had made an industrial cylinder of coffee for the meeting, and it was almost completely drained. I hung the stethoscope around my neck,… Read More »

After marijuana helps patriarch with Alzheimer's, his family pushes for more research

A Massachusetts family’s experience giving marijuana edibles to their dying patriarch is set to kick off a desperately needed investigation into how cannabis might treat some of the more troubling symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that affects 5.7 million Americans. Alexander Spier spent three years during the Holocaust in Auschwitz and other concentration camps… Read More »