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Impacting Disease Through Philanthropy

David Panzirer | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
David Panzirer

To make an impact, start with the end in mind. What is your goal?

The Mammogram Debate: Five Important Things You Should Know

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.02.2015 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Maybe it's the Girl Scout in me, but I always like to be prepared. So when I went to my doctor recently for a routine mammogram, I came armed with the latest statistics.

Los Angeles Doctor Convicted Of Murder By Over-Prescription

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.30.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-area doctor was found guilty on Friday of three counts of murder for over-prescribing drugs that caused ...

Julianna Snow: Can a 5-Year-Old Choose Heaven?

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
David Casarett, M.D.

Perhaps the most vivid aspect of Julianna's story is not that this is a 5-year-old who wants to go to heaven. No, what really struck me as most impressive about her story -- and most unique -- is that she has a team of physicians and family members who are helping her to make the right decision.

11 Fascinating Books to Help Us Talk About Death and Dying

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

Death. It happens to everyone. Knowledge is power, so we've created a list of books to introduce you to many of the curiosities that the "D" word has to offer.

Who Owns Your Genes?

Footnote | Posted 11.23.2015 | Science
Footnote

New forms of genetic testing can predict whether a couple will have a child with cystic fibrosis, guide doctors in selecting the most effective chemotherapy for a breast cancer patient, and help researchers unlock the causes of Alzheimer's. But they also raise serious ethical questions.

'Playing With Fire,' A Conversation With Tess Gerritsen

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.27.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Tess has written standalone medical and crime thrillers; and her books have been published in 40 countries. Playing with Fire, a standalone novel, draws its drama from Tess's passion as an accomplished musician.

Dr. Elisa Port Tells Us Which Lifestyle Factors Will Increase The Risk Of Breast Cancer

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Are More Women Choosing To Have A Mastectomy Over Other Forms Of Treatment?

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Our Expert Breast Doctor's Advice On When You Should Get A Mammogram

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

How Common Is Breast Cancer In Men?

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

How Do You Know If You Should Get Tested For BRCA1 or BRCA2 Genes?

Posted 10.26.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

An Expert Opinion On What The American Cancer Society Said About Mammograms

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Top 5 Things You Should Know About Breast Cancer

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer information has never been more widespread, but knowing how to separate fact from fiction isn't easy. So we were thrilled to have Dr. El...

Mondays With Marlo - The Truth About Breast Cancer With Dr. Elisa Port

Posted 10.27.2015 | Home

Breast cancer affects over 200,000 women in America each year, and for many of us, that isn't just a number. We all have a mother, sister, aunt, or fr...

Tailoring Treatment, One Cancer Patient At A Time

Footnote | Posted 10.20.2015 | Science
Footnote

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
Footnote

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) suggest...

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 treatin...