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Tailoring Treatment, One Cancer Patient At A Time

Footnote | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science

At age 42, Holly Boehle was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Fortunately, the cancer cells have been banished by chemotherapy targeted against a specific genetic abnormality in her tumor.

Healing Is Your Song: The Inspiring Adventure of a Physician and a Musician in Haiti

Patrick Beretta | Posted 10.20.2015 | Religion
Patrick Beretta

Gary is a very talented music professor. He lives as passionately inside baroque choral masterpieces as lovers within romance. Music speaks to him in soulful murmurs.

'Host,' A Conversation With Robin Cook

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Robin Cook has written thirty-four novels which have sold over one hundred million copies worldwide. There have been a dozen films, television movies and mini-series made from his work. In each of his novels, he elucidates various medical/biotech ethical issues, while entertaining his readers with thriller-style stories.

The Personal Toll of Corporate Medicine

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Rose Kumar, M.D.

I write this as a physician who can see through the façade and racket of what corporate medicine has created. My history of abuse gives me the sensitivity to feel it when it is present. The corporate system of health care is abusive.

An Alert, Well-Hydrated Artist in No Acute Distress--Episode Two: Nothing Serious

Catherine Armsden | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women
Catherine Armsden

The long road to my Parkinson's diagnosis began in early 2007 with symptoms that weren't alarming, but were new to me and strange. In bed, while the rest of me was ready to melt into the mattress, my right leg refused to relax.

What To Do When Patients Believe God Has Abandoned Them

Deseret News | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.15.2015 | Religion

Patients who hold negative spiritual beliefs, such as asserting that God is punishing them or that he's abandoned them, experience more physical pain ...

Genomics Moves From the Lab to the Doctor's Office

Footnote | Posted 10.15.2015 | Science

One day soon, DNA analysis may be as routine a part of a doctor's visit as a hearing check or a cholesterol test. While we aren't there yet, we're already seeing the impact of genomics in fields from cancer treatment to pharmacology.

Poetry, Prose and the Presidency

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The power of the Presidency is the power of persuasion, and a strength born of, and only of, unity of purpose. The President is Persuader-in-Chief. The only true source of power is consensus.

New Blood Pressure Recommendations Could Change The Way Millions Are Treated

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.14.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Craig Bowron New recommendations on blood pressure screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF...

Placebo Effect Puzzle Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.14.2015 | Science

Before a new drug comes to market, it must be proven to be more effective than a placebo. But what happens when a placebo becomes effective in treati...

Dr. Rosenthal's Tips On Keeping Your Dog Warm This Winter

Posted 10.13.2015 | Home

We had two wonderful dog experts on the show this week. Cesar Millan, the original “Dog Whisperer” himself, came by to talk about dealing with our...

How To Crate Your Dog For Travel With Cesar Millan

Posted 10.13.2015 | Home

We had two wonderful dog experts on the show this week. Cesar Millan, the original “Dog Whisperer” himself, came by to talk about dealing with our...

Mondays With Marlo - Healthy Dog Tips With Cesar Millan and Dr. Kim Rosenthal

Posted 10.19.2015 | Home

We all love our dogs, but let’s face it - woman’s (and man’s) best friend may not always be the easiest creature to communicate with. And as the...

Word Origin Comics: That Certain Something in the Air -- Could it be You?

Larry Paros | Posted 10.12.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Good writers never put on airs. What makes me mad is arrogance, pretension, putting on airs. ...

6 Amazing 3D-Printed Body Parts That Changed Patients' Lives

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 10.09.2015 | Technology

There's been a lot of hype around 3D printing, but its applications in medicine are real. Advances in "additive manufacturing" -- the industrial versi...

I Caught a Case of Internalized Transphobia at the Doctor's Office

Harvey Katz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Harvey Katz

I have a history of making poor self-care choices in order to sidestep medical practitioners because I've had so many unfortunate experiences.

Let's Get a Second Opinion -- On Diagnostic Error

Mark Graber, MD | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Mark Graber, MD

Diagnosis is never a certainty; we are always playing the odds. Rita Wilson's story is a compelling argument for becoming more involved in one's own care and supporting efforts to improve diagnosis across the board.

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 10.09.2015 | 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....