iOS app Android app


Spine Concepts, Low Back Pain

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Acute low back pain or low back pain with sciatica radiating to the lower leg and to the foot (Figure 1). They are initially treated conservatively fo...

What Effect Does Sugar Have on Our Brains?

Quora | Posted 02.07.2017 | Healthy Living

What does sugar do to our brains? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with ...

The Real Reason You May Be in Your Doctor's Waiting Room For Hours

Quora | Posted 01.31.2017 | Healthy Living

What rights do I have as a patient when the doctor I'm supposed to see with did not honor his appointment and made me wait for almost 2 hours? origina...

New Methods For Virtual Training In Medicine

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.30.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

I have written a few times recently about the use of 3D printing in healthcare. For instance, a Harvard team have used 3D printing to produce a new m...


Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Chronic osteomyelitis is an infection in the bone, which can be an incurable problem (Figure 1). What happens when the bone gets infection (osteo...

Rotator Cuff Tear and Injury

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain. A tear of the rotator cuff may involve a single tendon or multiple cuff tendons (Figure 1). ...

Why Tom Price's Biotech Stock Has Medical Ethicists Worried

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living

As Senate Democrats grilled Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) at his confirmation hearing Wednesday over concerns that his trading in health care company stock v...

What Do People Misunderstand About the Healthcare Industry?

Quora | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living

What should everyone know about the health insurance industry that most people don't? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network whe...

George H. Haddad -- Unsung Excellence In Medicine

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Ralph Nader

He viewed the profession of medicine as one where self-renewal was critical, where prevention was the first duty and availability for treatment was to be maximized. He was always willing to be on call and ready for any emergency.

What We Know About Trump's Plans for Healthcare

Quora | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

How might health insurance change under the incoming administration? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling que...

No signs of asthma found in third of adults diagnosed with it

ResearchGate | Posted 01.24.2017 | Science

For those diagnosed with asthma within the past five years, a JAMA study has found a current diagnosis could not be established in about one third of ...

Estonia and Finland enter patient data sharing agreement

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.20.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Data sharing in healthcare is a topic I've touched on a number of times recently, with a recent paper from the European Commission highlighting some o...

Your Spirituality Can Affect Your Health. Here's How

O, The Oprah Magazine | Pam Masin | Posted 01.19.2017 | OWN

In modern medicine, doctors don’t usually talk about life’s deeper meaning; that’s a job for the person in the white collar, not the white coat....

The "Wheel of Time" Series and My Passion for Medicine

Aamir Hussain | Posted 01.13.2017 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

NOTE: This essay was the winning entry in the Robert Jordan Memorial Scholarship, named after the renowned fantasy author who passed away in 2007. App...

The policy implications of using big data in healthcare

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

The growing importance of big data in healthcare is something I've touched on a lot in the last few months. It should perhaps come as no surprise the...


Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve or any of its roots or branches is compressed, resulting in pain in the lower back and buttock. The...

Is it Harmful to Not Finish Antibiotics?

Quora | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living

Is it harmful to not finish antibiotics? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by peopl...

Want to Burn Maximum Calories? Here are Ten Clever Ways to Do It

Quora | Posted 01.09.2017 | Healthy Living

How Can I burn 5000 calories a day? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people wit...

Nine Easy Ways to Gain Control of Your Health in Your Forties

Quora | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living

What lifestyle changes should you make to stay healthy through your 40s? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...

Hip Pointer

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Hip pointer injury is a painful injury to the pelvic bone of the hip (Figure 1). A hip pointer results from either a contusion to the iliac crest (Fig...

Giving Newborns Medicine Is A Dangerous Guessing Game. Can We Make It Safer?

STAT | Posted 01.05.2017 | Healthy Living

By Megan Scudellari BOSTON -- Two rows of plastic cocoons line the walls of the neonatal intensive care unit, sheltering babies so tiny, their little...


Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

With the cold months here people need to be made aware of injuries that may occur during these months. Exposure to a temperature below freezing usuall...

Why med-tech startups need diverse teams

Adi Gaskell | Posted 12.22.2016 | Business
Adi Gaskell

The med-tech industry seems to be awash with innovation at the moment, with most of the plethora of startups that have emerged in this space having do...

Knee Plica

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

A painful knee plica is rare and it is a diagnosis of exclusion. The majority of knee plica is medial (Figure 1). What is a knee plica? It is an ...

Trump's Doctor Harold Bornstein Has A Blasé Attitude Toward Presidential Health

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living

President-elect Donald Trump’s longtime personal physician Harold Bornstein, a Manhattan-based gastroenterologist who rose to national notoriety dur...