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How Do We Get More Doctors Interested in Becoming Primary Care Physicians?

Quora | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living

How do we get more doctors interested in becoming primary care physicians? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelli...

New Lyme Disease Study Reveals Strong Reporting Bias

David Michael Conner | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

On March 31, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study that concludes, "In patients with persistent symptoms attributed to Lyme disease, l...

These Policies About Down Syndrome and Abortions Roll Back Women's Rights

Lee Lee | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Lee Lee

To be clear, Ohio's HB 135 and Indiana's HB 1337 use sympathy and pity toward a minority group as a tool to garnish rights from a large swath of the general population: ALL women. However, these regulations victimize people who live with Down syndrome even more than people who don't.

Doctors in the Crosshairs

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Science
Helane Fronek, M.D.

We're in trouble. No, really. We're in a lot of trouble. We're an aging population. Health care consumes an increasing amount of our budget. ...

A Message for Grandparents About Medication Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

We want grandparents, parents and all caregivers to remember that the first line of defense in preventing medicine poisoning is family and with a few simple precautions we can help keep our kids active, healthy and safe.

Stethoscope, Instrumental in Medical Care, Dies at 200

Ali Ansary | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology
Ali Ansary

Stethoscope, the versatile, resourceful, companion of all in a white coat died today. It was 200 years old. An insightful instrument that always provi...

If You're Black, You Might Be Treated Better At These Hospitals

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Black patients may do better when they're treated at U.S. hospitals with more racially diverse populations, a recent study of outco...

A Major Step Forward for Addiction Medicine

Nora Volkow | Posted 03.31.2016 | Science
Nora Volkow

The new Addiction Medicine credential will be a powerful force for ensuring that treatment of substance use disorders in the United States is based on the current state of the evidence and consistent with our understanding of addiction as a brain disorder.

Your Dentist Is More Important to Your General Health Than You May Realize

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

Most people view their twice-yearly visits to the dentist as little more than a cleaning and a check-up. But in reality, those visits are much more important than you probably realize. That's because your dentist is looking inside your mouth for a lot more than cavities.

2 Myths About Organ Donation Dispelled

Laura Goldman | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
Laura Goldman

On April 1, 2016, the Gift of Life Donor Program and Donors are Heroes are holding a fundraising gala to raise funds for public education programs that emphasize the benefits and dispel many of the myths surrounding organ donations.

Lyme: Fight Harder For Science and End This War

Dana Parish | Posted 03.25.2016 | Science
Dana Parish

I just had a flashback. When I was diagnosed with Lyme, I knew little about it. I went to the first infectious disease doctor with my bullseye still ...

Why We Need a Transhumanism Movement

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

A crowd gathers to hear about transhumanism and life extension technologies -- Photo by Roen Horn Recently I was asked to be a part of a debate fo...

Pop Quiz: Font or Penile Disorder

Paul Lander | Posted 03.25.2016 | Comedy
Paul Lander

Pop Quiz: Font or Penile Disorder 1. Priapism 2. Constantia 3. Zapfino 4. Gujarati 5. Balanitis 6. Hypospadias 7. Helvetica 8. Tolvon 9. Mongoli...

Finding the Healer Within

Erica Benedicto | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Erica Benedicto

Medical providers must shift their focus from fixers to guides who impart necessary information, resources, tools, redirection, encouragement and hand the baton back to the patient. We should be available when they're veering off course but otherwise let them steer the ship.

Why Doctors Should Be Paid More

Jonathan D. Gelber, MD, MS | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan D. Gelber, MD, MS

When the idea of paying doctors more money for their work is proposed, many people have the same gut reaction. Why should the rich get richer? Unfortunately, this is an instinctual reaction rooted in a false picture of today's health care practitioner.

Equal Opportunity for Those Needing Bone Marrow Transplants

The Charles Bronfman Prize | Posted 03.22.2016 | Impact
The Charles Bronfman Prize

When I was diagnosed with leukemia in 1991, the doctor told me to go home and prepare my bucket list. While there was a cure for my disease -- a bone marrow transplant -- I would nonetheless die because I'd never find a matching donor.

Four Steps to Fix Health Care

Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Mylea Charvat, Ph.D.

Why should we limit a patient's knowledge about their health? We need to break down the walls of siloed patient medical information with the safe technology available today. What are we waiting for? We at Savonix do not have time to waste. We are putting neuroscience where it belongs: with anyone who wants to understand their brain health better. Own your information, own your mind.

Abolitionist, suffragist and Civil War nurse, she became America's first woman doctor | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women

Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States and a pioneer in promoting the education of women in medicine...

How The 'Period Paradox' Keeps Women Down

The Establishment | Posted 03.01.2016 | Women
The Establishment

Periods do not have to be -- nor should they be -- an all-or-nothing issue. As far-fetched as it sounds, it is entirely possible to adequately fund research into menstrual pain and take it seriously as a medical condition without undermining women's capacity to fully function in society.

SDG Zero: Human Connection

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

I am, like many aspiring doctors, waiting for my train. I wait to enter a crowded vessel amongst overworked, overwhelmed young minds rushing to their respective destinations: the cell, pathology, drug therapy, pharmacology, biomedicine.

Too Many Parents Are Blowing It: Kids Need The Nanny State To Require The HPV Vaccine

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

There's a pretty high likelihood that, at some point in their lives, my daughters will be sexually active. When that day comes, I couldn't live with myself if I had done anything to increase the risk that they'll die from it. That may not be the way some parents think of their actions, but that is the reality.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms, Part II

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

So use the Internet to your best advantage. Google you symptoms, and present as full a picture as possible to a doctor who will listen intently. Read widely, and act wisely to achieve the best possible outcomes.

One Of The Most Exciting Developments In Immunology Is Cancer Immunotherapy

Quora | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living

What are the most exciting developments in the field of immunology? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ques...

How One Doctor Is Waging War On Bulls**t Science

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Science

We all know science is a fantastic tool for explaining our world. But as medical doctor-turned-editor Ivan Oransky knows all too well, it's not perfec...

Used Pill Bottles Help Those Who Lack Medicine Storage In Malawi

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact

While American medicine cabinets -- and landfills -- fill up with used pill bottles, many people in developing countries are being sent home with pres...