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Is Sexism In Science Actually Paternalism?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Because of improvements in medical ethics over the past thirty years, we tend to think that this paternalistic attitude no longer or minimally exists. However paternalism in science is all too alive and healthy.

Study Finds Nonsocial Doctors Are Terribly Outdated

Andre Bourque | Posted 06.17.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

People particularly care about social media when it comes to picking a doctor. If a cosmetic doctor has very limited information online, people overwhelmingly see that person as outdated, not with the times, and therefore, undesirable.

Patients Are My Co-Pilot

Margaret Anderson | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science
Margaret Anderson

No longer just passengers, patients are now co-pilots helping to navigate the future of medical progress. But until recently, the pace of progress has been slow. In some diseases, we still utter the words "we haven't seen a new treatment in decades" with a straight face. Decades. Are we seriously accepting this?

Two Research Grants Approved to Help Late Onset Tay Sachs

Alexis Buryk | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Alexis Buryk

Working with National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases (NTSAD), we have approved two research grants from the Katie & Allie Research Fund: 1. Late...

Abortion and Prematurity: A False Alarm

David A. Grimes | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
David A. Grimes

No major medical or public health organization has concluded that abortion increases a woman's risk of preterm birth. However, impassioned (but naive) abortion opponents insist that abortion is causally related to prematurity.

Medical Research Becomes a Bipartisan Issue

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

Perhaps one thing that people of all political stripes can agree on is the importance of health. When disease strikes us or our loved ones, our whole world changes.

Medical Researcher Allen D. Allen Is Waiting...

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.29.2015 | Science
Gordy Grundy

Much of our lives are spent waiting. We wait for our hopes, plans and actions to develop, progress and mature. Allen D. Allen is a retired medical res...

Children With Special Needs Deserve America's Support

Ray Flynn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

Children and adults with special needs deserve America's best effort. As I said recently on national radio, America can do much better than it's doing in the health care field.

'Putting Your Bottom at the Top of Your List' -- The Pap Smear That's Not Just for Women

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Depending on the study's results, it's possible that anal health will become a routine conversation topic between doctors and patients -- and labs won't think twice when they receive a pap smear specimen from a man.

Medical Research Suggests You Might Be Able to Think Your Way Back to Strength

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 06.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Years ago -- freshman year of college, to be exact -- I had shoulder surgery. The recovery process was long, tedious and, at times, painful. After nea...

Why Dr. Oz Is So Popular

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

In early 2015, the National Health Policy Conference was held in Washington D.C., Dr. Stephen Berkshire, member of the American College of Health Ca...

One-Click Care

Hilary M. Cain | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Hilary M. Cain

As a person who works in the technology field, I believe wholeheartedly in the potential of technology to solve some of society's greatest challenges.

Our Pathetic War Against Cancer: Part III

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Dr. Sten Odenwald

You have a 1 in 2 chance of getting cancer in your lifetime, and a 1 in 4 of dying from it. With those odds in Las Vegas, you would be a winner all the time. So why do you NOT fervently support cancer research to literally save your life?

Remiss About Remission

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

Greater cross-cultural awareness of the relationship of illness to well-being may compel us to pay more attention of the important life-changing quandaries of remission in addition to the physical and emotional dimensions of cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The Cold Reality That's Set In After Last Year's Ice Bucket Challenge

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

While ALS has certainly gotten so much more focus than it would have otherwise, now that all the ice buckets from all the ice-bucket challenges have been emptied, those on the front line are still suffering, with too little funding and often with little company.

Here to Stay -- Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Noah Williams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Teen
Noah Williams

When I was six years old I had my first massive stroke. It blew out the two main vessels in my brain. After the stroke, doctors informed my parents that I would probably only live to be about nine years old. Today I'm 17.

New Study Finds Alarming Rise in Animals Used in Experiments

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

It's truly troubling to think that in this day and age, the number of animals used in these inherently flawed experiments may be increasing. At the very least, we need much greater transparency. Our tax dollars pay for these animal experiments, and taxpayers deserve to know the truth.

How Animal Experiments Paved the Way for the CIA's Torture Program

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Many psychologists and psychiatrists are justifiably horrified at the central role members of their own profession have played in these torture experiments. Unfortunately, our biomedical profession has a long history of experimentation on humans.

Top 10 Medical Research Issues and Trends to Watch in 2015

Margaret Anderson | Posted 03.17.2015 | Science
Margaret Anderson

Academic research institutions are undeniably under duress. While some of it may be due to overbuilding research infrastructure during the years of doubling the National Institutes of Health budget, they are now dealing with a new normal of having to do more with less.

A Worthy New Year's Resolution for the New Congress

Mary Woolley | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Mary Woolley

With few significant legislative achievements for science and innovation in the 113th Congress, we look to the new Congress to fuel the momentum needed for medical progress, summoning the political will necessary to speed scientific discovery and drug development.

We Need to be Better PrEPared

Robert Bolan, MD | Posted 01.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Bolan, MD

By now, many of you may have seen the headlines or read news about what sounds like encouraging results, announced in late October, about two clinical trials of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) in gay and bisexual men.

Ebola Outbreak Highlights Struggle for Science in Africa and Inequalities in Global Health Research

Tamer Fouad, MD | Posted 12.31.2014 | Science
Tamer Fouad, MD

In part, the lack of research in "non-profitable" infectious diseases occurring in underprivileged countries has left threats like Ebola largely unaddressed. In addition, inequalities within the system of international scientific collaboration have hindered African researchers from leading the way against diseases ravaging their continent.

Increased Public Awareness Sparks Surge in Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Christopher King | Posted 12.30.2014 | Science
Christopher King

Between the battlefield and the athletic field, the topic of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has been much in the news in recent years.

Brynn Duncan Is Allergic to the World -- And She's Still Managing to Make It A Better Place

Abby Norman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Abby Norman

At just 20-years-old, Brynn has several serious chronic health conditions, one of which requires her to be one of the only people in the world to have a 24/7 Benadryl intravenous drip. But even though I've never met Brynn in real life, from miles and miles away I can feel the warmth, brilliance and hope that she is giving the world.

My OCD and Me

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Marco Gonzalez

To this day, I still catch myself closing the fridge door or turning off a light, and I'll pause and stare at it for a few seconds... telling myself that the door is closed or that the light is off.