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Transhumanism Immortality Bus Underway Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

It seemed a wild, impossible dream a year ago when I told my wife and young daughters I was going to drive a bus shaped like a coffin across America to raise life extension issues.

Professionalism's Greatest Challenge: Remembering to Jump

Matthew Rosenstein | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Matthew Rosenstein

Been feeling like you have would like to open your heart at school or work for a while? And you know you can connect a little bit deeper? You're at ...

Futuristic Device Fixes Holes In The Heart Without Invasive Surgery

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science

Scientists in Boston have come up with an ingenious new way to repair life-threatening holes in patients' hearts and other organs. Instead ...

The Mozart Effect and Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

One researched remedy that I recently took notice of in my journey, entitled "The Mozart Effect," captured my interest and as someone who has a love for music, I decided that I would dig deeper into this Mozart Effect to grasp a better understanding in my pursuit for a cure.

To Data or Not To Data: Capturing the Humanities in Motion

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Christine Henseler

We have a social responsibility to reshape what really counts among all the counting. I deeply believe that the transformative and perhaps even surprising identity of tomorrow's humanities must be built on the solidity of our century-old foundations.

The Secret Maoist Chinese Operation That Conquered Malaria -- and Won a Nobel

The Conversation US | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
The Conversation US

At the height of the Cultural Revolution, Project 523 -- a covert operation launched by the Chinese government and headed by a young Chinese medical researcher by the name of Tu Youyou -- discovered what has been the most powerful and effective anti-malarial drug therapy to date.

An 'Exercise Pill' May Soon Exist

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Scientists are developing an "exercise pill" intended to have the same body and brain-boosting benefits as a real workout session -- without all the s...

Study: How Long You Wait To See A Doctor Is Linked To Race, Employment

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Minorities and the unemployed spend more time traveling to and waiting for medical care, according to U.S. data from 2005 to 2013....

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: Sadly Coming of Age

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

I dare you to walk into the restroom of most medical facilities and turn around the handsoap to look at the ingredients. More often than not tricolosan, an antibacterial, is listed as the active ingredient. Is this trivial? Does the fact that triclosan is often listed as a endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) really matter? Or can we ignore these difficult to pronounce chemicals?

How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Cost increases and coverage changes are an annual event for many Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Fortunately, during the open enrollment period (which is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7), you have the ability to shop and compare plans and choose one that better fits your needs and budget. Your new plan will go into effect Jan.1, 2016. Here are some tips that can help with this process.

Word Origin Comics: For Witty People and Sophisticates Only...All Others Go Away

Larry Paros | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

"Despite all that education and experience can do, I retain a certain level of unsophistication that I cannot eradicate and that my friends find amusi...

Genomic Testing Makes Consumers Less Confident in Understanding Genetics (And That's Probably Okay)

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH | Posted 10.06.2015 | Science
Robert C. Green, MD, MPH

After reading a comprehensive report on their own personal genome, consumers reported knowing less about genetics than they did before. Wait, what? How could that be?

My Secret: The Real Reason I'm Obsessed With Taking Pictures

Sheena Amin | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheena Amin

I've realized that as our memory fades, photos become anchors to life events. I used photos to help fill in the blanks and to keep memories from evolving into happenings that didn't really happen. I started to live through the camera lens, and didn't enjoy the richness of the actual moment.

Surgical Infections: Evolving Solutions

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Science
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

This is a question your surgeon never wants to hear, much less have to answer. Why? Because no one knows the answer for sure. Here's why, and what to do if infection happens.

A Doctor-Patient Special Anniversary

Barry L. Zaret, MD | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Barry L. Zaret, MD

Perhaps not all physicians will celebrate over forty years of treating individual patients with serious cardiac or other medical problems. But all physicians have the opportunity to experience the rewards of doctoring and healing. As a profession we must spend less time complaining and more time rejoicing about what medicine does for our patients and for us.

What Happens When You Take Antibiotics With Alcohol?

Thrillist | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Lee Breslouer Credit: Shutterstock/Jennifer Bui/Thrillist You know how your doctor's all, "Don't drink while you're on this medication I just p...

In Defense of Nursing

Gregory Roloff | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

The field of nursing has an attribute that many others lack. Even on the worst of days, nurses will never leave the workplace wondering if they just did something meaningful. My hope is that that the public outcry to the incident on The View revives a deeper respect for nursing.

Outrage of the Month: Editors of Prestigious Journal Sacrifice Standards to Defend an Unethical Clinical Trial

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2015 | Science
Michael Carome, M.D.

Recently, NEJM Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Drazen and his senior editors have shown a disturbing disregard for the journal's traditionally high standards. This became most apparent when, in 2013, they published a series of pieces that provided a misleading and unbalanced assessment of an unethical clinical trial involving more than 1,300 premature babies.

Word Origin Comics: So What Do You Really Know...Anyhow?

Larry Paros | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Do you feel that the genius in you has somehow been overlooked?

The Exhaustion Epidemic

Holly Phillips MD | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Phillips MD

Unfortunately, thanks to the cultural stereotype of the super-harried, super-drained superwoman, direct questions about energy and fatigue levels may not be asked during physicals, and patients, accustomed to incessant lethargy, forget to broach the topic altogether.

A Gentle Last Gesture

Laura Fitzpatrick | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Fitzpatrick

I wish we hadn't had to resuscitate her, that she could have gone to the grave with her ribs intact. This patient's life was over, my career just beginning, and I hope I never forget that sometimes death unimpeded is a blessing.

Has Your Doctor's Success Required More Competitiveness Than Compassion?

Matthew A. Weed PhD | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Matthew A. Weed PhD

Our physician training system currently increases suffering for patients like me and the millions of community caregivers who help us. It raises healthcare costs and adds significantly to physician burn-out because we neither select for empathy nor prepare future doctors to understand how patients work, live, and die.

An Aspirin A Day May Keep Colon Cancer Away

Buck Wargo | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

We all grew up hearing, "An aspirin a day will keep the doctor away." But were we ever told what ailments exactly we were preventing?

Antibiotics, Obesity and You

Jeffrey Taekman, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Taekman, M.D.

The discovery of antibiotics is celebrated for the profound impact they have had on modern medicine and is a reminder of the role luck plays in science. There is no argument that antibiotics have saved millions of lives over the past 87 years, but there is a downside, too.

Why Don't Doctors Just Ask?

Dr. G | Posted 09.16.2015 | Parents
Dr. G

Kids drink. Luckily, fewer kids are drinking now than in the past, but the rates are still too high. The consequences are still too damaging to ignore...