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Syrian Hospitals Under Attack: When a Red Cross Becomes a Target

ResearchGate | Posted 04.21.2017 | World

One general surgeon explained that he can save a life by cutting off a leg, but with the sadness of knowing the leg could have been saved by a surgeon with different expertise.

Scrambled Eggs and Cancer

Douglas Forbes | Posted 04.18.2017 | HuffPost Home
Douglas Forbes

My wife is in Cedars Sinai Hospital having her right breast removed right now. And I'm around the block ordering scrambled eggs and a side salad. Ei...

Why We Need New Antibiotics More Than Ever

Footnote | Posted 04.14.2017 | Science

By Diana Brazzell, Footnote This article was produced in partnership with Northeastern University and was originally published on Footnote, a website...

Using AI to prove you've taken your medicine

Adi Gaskell | Posted 04.11.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Medical adherence is an enormous challenge for the healthcare industry, with a failure to take the correct medicine at the correct time believed to co...

Student Protests Reveal a Systemic Disease

Tehreem Rehman | Posted 04.12.2017 | Impact
Tehreem Rehman

Meet two medical students, John and Micaela: John is a white man. Micaela is a Latina woman. During orientation, classmates ask John where he is...

Fabulous at 50 and Beyond: Redefining Health

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 04.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The individual, not the doctor or medication, is the most powerful agent on the team. Life is not the absence of death. And age is not a disease.

Heart Failure: New Hope With Supplement Therapies

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Advances in the therapy of HF in the past decades are notable but the syndrome still poses a major challenge to clinicians and patients.

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

Quora | Posted 04.12.2017 | 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 04.07.2017 | 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 04.07.2017 | 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 04.05.2017 | 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 04.05.2017 | 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 04.01.2017 | 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 04.01.2017 | 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 03.30.2017 | 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 03.30.2017 | 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 03.25.2017 | 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 03.25.2017 | 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 03.26.2017 | 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 03.23.2017 | 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 03.22.2017 | 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 03.18.2017 | 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 03.12.2017 | 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 03.01.2017 | 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...