The Unmentionables panel, moderated by Alex Drane of Eliza, is a place for those companies whose topics simply are not often discussed in health care. This year vulnerability, care-giving, death, sex, stress, and drinking were addressed from companies including Cigna, Altarum Institute, the Pew Research Center, UCSF, Delivering Happiness (Zappos), Hula, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and author Gabrielle Glaser. The theme for this year’s panel was “Health is life. Care, completely. Empathy always.”
Gabrielle Glaser’s work examines social, cultural, and national health trends and her work has been in publications such as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, and The Oregonian, Glamour, Mademoiselle, and ScientificAmerican.com. Before Her Best-Kept Secret, she wrote Strangers to the Tribe: Portraits of Interfaith Marriage, and The Nose: A Profile of Sex, Beauty, and Survival. At Health 2.0 she shared anecdotes, data, and potential solutions for addressing the increasing trend of women drinking to cope with life stress.