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In Defense of 'Alternative Medicine'

John Weeks | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The question: Is it smart for the integrative health and medicine movement to abandon the radicalism of calling for an "alternative medicine"?

Should Surgical Robotic Systems Be Completely Autonomous?

Natalie Kalin | Posted 01.05.2017 | Technology
Natalie Kalin

It has been 31 years since the PUMA 560 robot, one of the original robotic surgical systems, was first used to place a needle for a brain biopsy in 19...

The Medical-Industrial Complex: Have We Made Any Progress in the 21st Century?

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

We need to return to the patient-centered care that Dr. Arnold Relman advocated for throughout his professional life rather than continue with the present disease-centered system if we truly want to reduce the burden of disease.

Changes in Modern Medicine: What Can We Expect?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

There are many modalities to healing. Combining experience and knowledge, gut instinct, lifestyle and, most importantly, the individuality of each patient will help counter medical reversals and better our health.

The Business of Medical Training

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although I continue to believe that these professional qualities are paramount to excellent patient care, I am finding that other, less-obvious proficiencies are also required. Ironically, these skills that I have in mind involve a field what we as physicians know least about: business.

New Hire Mr. Potter Brings Blue Shield Into The New Year

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 03.03.2012 | Business
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Is it just me or is there something inordinately mean about sending out medical insurance rate hike packages in time for the very last day of the year?

Two Doctors Discuss Ideal Health Care System: U.S.-Canada Hybrid

News & Observer | By JESSE JAMES DECONTO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DURHAM -- Husband and wife physicians Ron Olson and Holly Muir left their native Canada 11 years ago frustrated with the limited resources of universa...

'Blue Dogs' or Corporate Shills?

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

What makes the Blue Dogs run? Profit motive. Individual Dogs do far better than garden variety Democrats when it comes to bringing in contributions the insurance and medical industries.