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New England Journal of Medicine

The Time for New Year's Resolutions Is Right Now

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

October's the new January and the time for New Year's resolutions might be right around the corner. Let me explain. According to a new study, if you'r...

Outrage of the Month: New Evidence Shows Parents of Babies in NIH-Funded Oxygen Experiment Were Misled

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

Read more in Public Citizen's June Health Letter "Because all of the treatments proposed in this study are standard of care, there is no predictable ...

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...

Outrage of the Month: Ethical Blindness at The New England Journal of Medicine

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2017 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

Read more in Public Citizen's March Health Letter More than 25 years ago, the editors of The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) unambiguously art...

Famed Historian Sees 19th-Century Solution To Current Heroin Crisis

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- David Courtwright, the nation's leading historian on drug use and drug policy, has published an article in the New England Journal of Me...

The Personal Toll of Corporate Medicine

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2016 | 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.

Choosing a Better Death

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 05.12.2016 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

The movement toward "good" death - legalized medical aid in dying - has been growing for decades in the U.S., but has been gaining momentum and attention in recent months.

The Medical-Industrial Complex: Have We Made Any Progress in the 21st Century?

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

We need to return to the patient-centered care that Dr. Arnold Relman advocated for throughout his professional life rather than continue with the present disease-centered system if we truly want to reduce the burden of disease.

Yes, Obamacare Critics, Health Insurance Does Make You Healthier

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Critics don't want to admit that they've run out of criticisms of Obamacare. The website is working, enrollments are surging, and millions of Americans are getting affordable, high-quality health insurance.

WATCH: Can't Hear? Could Be A Maggot In Your Ear!

Posted 02.14.2014 | Weird News

Try not to cringe when you watch this video from the New England Journal of Medicine website. Being a medical journal, the article is staidly titl...

Sam Stein

Study: America Losing Its Global Dominance In Science | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States is losing its global dominance in the field of biomedical research, and sequestration is only partially to blame. ...

Is This The Face Of A Public Health Crisis?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

We tend to think of antibiotics as the pills our doctors prescribe to clear up a sinus infection or a case of strep throat. But the vast majority of t...

Torture: Military Violations of Medical Ethics and Undeniable Evidence -- Again

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve Heilig

All military physicians are licensed by somebody and should be investigated if there were any suspicions of participation in torture, however defined.

GROSS: Dental Implant Ends Up In Woman's Sinus

Posted 10.25.2013 | Weird News

Sinus headaches are the worst, and one Italian woman had the worst of them all -- probably because a dental implant had dug its way into her sinus cav...

The Government Shut Down, But Alzheimer's Did Not

George Vradenburg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

When the government re-opened, it failed to address the arbitrary, across-the-board sequester that is systematically weakening the federal research enterprise. This may have superficial appeal on short-term balance sheets, but it's handicapping long-term prospects.

Two Major Breakthroughs in New Surgeon Rating Study

Leah Binder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

For employers and policymakers frustrated by America's embarrassingly poor performance in nearly every known indicator of health care quality, this study offers two breakthrough glimmers of hope.

Let's Rethink Alzheimer's

David Perlmutter, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Perlmutter, M.D.

We should reconsider our thought process on what underlies Alzheimer's, especially as it relates to the role of beta-amyloid. Remember, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

New Testing for Down Syndrome: The Establishment Pushes Back

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

My hunch is that obstetricians on the front lines -- the ones who counsel pregnant women every day about their testing options -- will realize that the new tests are just plain better. Patients of all ages -- who can inform themselves more easily than ever before -- will demand them too.

Nonprofit Fundraising Is Not Enough: Government Needs to Fund More Research for Alzheimer's

Shar McBee | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Do you plan to live to 85? If you do, there's a 1 in 3 chance you'll have Alzheimer's. Here's the bad news: There is no cure.

State Passes Bill Making Obamacare A Crime

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.03.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

South Carolina's state House passed a “nullification” bill on Wednesday declaring President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act “null and void...

Coffee Can Help You Live Longer

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

If you drink coffee, I have some bad news and some good news. The bad news is that the more cups of coffee you drink, the higher your risk of dying early. The good news is that if you "risk adjust," then the more cups of coffee you drink, the lower your risk of dying early. Let me explain.

Separating Fact From Fiction: Obesity and Plastic Surgery

Michael Yaremchuk, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2013 | Style
Michael Yaremchuk, M.D.

We might think that everyone knows the facts about obesity and weight loss, but a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine exposes a numb...

Healthy Lifestyle Is Important -- No Matter How Much Your Doctor Loves Medications

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Most physicians know that diet and exercise matter, we learn that even in medical school. But this concerned me -- that there are still doctors out there who don't believe in a healthy lifestyle pattern, and want their patients to depend heavily on drugs to be "healthy."

Does A Mediterranean Diet Really Beat Low-Fat For Heart Health?

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

An article just published in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that a Mediterranean diet is much more effective than a "low-fat diet" in preventing cardiovascular disease. A careful reading of the study reveals that this is simply not true.

If Eating Chocolate Can Make You Smarter, Can It Also Make You an Olympic Skier?

John R. Talbott | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science
John R. Talbott

Can eating chocolate make you more likely to win a Nobel Prize? If so, then by the same logic it appears that eating chocolate can make you a better skier or skater.