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Word Origin Comics: Getting Burnt Out on Love

Larry Paros | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Albert Schweitzer suggested that we think with deep gratitude of those who have lit the flame within us. Not all, however, feel thankful for incendiary encounters. Certain past loves are simply too hot to handle.

Doing Harm

Laura Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Fitzpatrick

Today I held a 2-year-old's chin in place so a man could slit her throat. She had an infected cyst in her neck that needed removing, and I knew the su...

Word Origin Comics: I'll Take Romance...You Gotta Be Kidding!

Larry Paros | Posted 05.14.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Thomas Moore considered romantic love to be an illusion, "a truth we discover at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames;" or as Ambrose Bierce put it," a temporary insanity, curable by marriage."

Spain's Top Cancer Researcher Has A Simple Wish For The Next Decade

HuffPost Spain | David Ramos | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo is a different kind of researcher. He doesn’t care about publishing; he cares about discovering. He’s not afraid of fail...

Graduates: Rage Now!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The righteous rage is all within you, and the roads along which to spend that rage to be the difference you hope to see in the world -- are all before you. And you are young, and foolish enough to believe in the possible.

How My Story in Human Rights Began

Gina Cuneo-Ramos | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Gina Cuneo-Ramos

I believe every vote makes a difference, the choices we make today impact tomorrow, and one person can change the world.

How to Build a Bolder Brain With Age

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

For thousands of years, people have searched in vain for the Fountain of Youth to stay young. However, science is pointing the way to a Fountain of Youth, which paradoxically is to embrace the continued potential of our aging mind.

Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines and Immunotherapies for Cancer

Mark Poznansky | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Mark Poznansky

As a physician-scientist the two worlds of science and clinical medicine have always overlapped and my objective is to be able to translate my discoveries from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside.

Word Origin Comics: Mom's the Word on This Day of All Days

Larry Paros | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

We all idealize our mothers. Abe Lincoln wrote how "All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Michael Jackson topped it with, "My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection." It took the mother of an unknown commentator, however, to put such accolades in perspective, reminding her son " I told you a million times not to exaggerate."

University Report Card 2.0: Global Equity and Biomedical Research

Christopher Noble | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Christopher Noble

Universities are positioned as institutions devoted to the research and discovery of innovations for the benefit of the public that supports them.

Jesse Rifkin

Rubella Eradicated From The Americas

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Smallpox was the first, in 1971. Then polio, in 1994. Wednesday, the Pan American Health Organization said two more diseases had been er...

The Empty Chair

Eric J. Hall | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likes to include an empty chair at his management meetings to represent the customer, who should always be a presence, uppermost...

Word Origin Comics: What's Love Got to do With it...Huh?

Larry Paros | Posted 04.29.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

How seriously should you take this "love" thing? Some believe it to be a grave matter requiring scientific reflection. Einstein maintained, however, that you couldn't hold gravitation responsible for people falling in love.

Medical Robots Born of Disruptive Innovation

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.07.2015 | Science
Geri Spieler

Do you trust a robot to diagnose your ailments? You may not have a choice as medicine moves closer to embracing technology as part of the standard practice of medicine. But don't despair. A medical robot could save your life.

President Obama: Catholics Oppose Fast Tracking the TPP

Stephen Seufert | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Stephen Seufert

In an interview on MSNBC's "Hardball", President Obama defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP)-- claiming only labor and some progressives opposed it. That simply isn't the case.

Oz, to Ozymandias: Science, Soundbites, Symptoms and Systemic Disease

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Enough already about Dr. Oz. Whichever side you happen to be on, we might collectively acknowledge that much of the noise being made about what is, at...

Book Review: Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform

DJ Jaffe | Posted 04.24.2015 | Books
DJ Jaffe

Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform by Robert Whitaker and Lisa Cosgrove aspires to be an important book, but is a misleading one that covers little new ground.

Unjust Attacks Against Dr. Oz

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Although Dr. Oz and I may not agree on all issues, I always expect a fair hearing, with a consideration of the evidence supporting my view. His flexibility to consider options other than drugs should be respected.

Word Origin Comics: Macho Does Not Prove Mucho

Larry Paros | Posted 05.04.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Hey guys, stuck on that macho thing? Remember what the Village People had to say about it.

In Search of Answers for Those Struggling With Infertility

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Alan E. Guttmacher

The good news is that couples struggling with infertility now have more options than ever before. While we have much left to do, research is steadily leading to a greater understanding of infertility's causes and risk factors, better technologies, and more personalized treatments.

5 Things People Ask Me When They Find Out I'm Married To A Gynecologist

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks after we got married 23 years ago. I've heard it all and then some.

It's So Obvious That You Are a Med School Student

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2015 | Education
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

The way you interact with your fellow med student colleagues at work calls out your job description. It's not the content of what you say to each other as you cross paths in the hospital hallways that leaves your identity utterly exposed. Rather, it is the way your eyes transmit a complex but mutual signal of despair and competition that clearly says it all.

Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 2)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Not only have we become disconnected from each other, our over-connected and technologically driven culture has led us being disconnected from nature!

Word Origin Comics: The Rise and Fall of the Word 'Pretty'

Larry Paros | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

How pretty you look? Really? "Pretty," when you come down to it, is pretty relative, as in "pretty awful." Even Einstein's theory of social relativity bordered on such.

Our Pathetic War Against Cancer: Part III

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 04.23.2015 | 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?