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What Should Doctors Do When They Don't Know What to Do

Allen Frances | Posted 08.24.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

The difficulty accepting uncertainty is just as strong today as it ever has been. It leads now to excessive testing, quack treatments, and blaming the patient. We need to expand our frontiers of knowledge, but also to recognize our limitations and do the best we can within them.

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez Talks New Album, Glee, And More

AP | NICOLE EVATT | Posted 07.03.2013 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES — Petite powerhouse Jessica Sanchez enjoyed singing ballads on last season's "American Idol," where she placed second. But the 17-y...

Are Your Physical Symptoms in Your Head?

Allen Frances | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

'It is all in your head' is no more helpful an answer to the patient's puzzling and troubling question than were 'the spirits are angry' or 'the gods are punishing you' or 'your four humors are unbalanced.'

PHOTOS: Small Towns To Explore In 2013

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 03.12.2013 | Travel
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

Take a detour from America's massive cities and embrace the charm of our small towns.

Metrics that Matter: Venture Philanthropy Pioneer and Aspen Philanthropy Group Draw Similar Conclusions

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

According to venture philanthropist Mario Morino, outcomes-based practices produce "meaningful, measurable, sustainable benefit for those served."

Infatuations with Science, Business Keeping Philanthropy, Society from Real Progress

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Foundation officers often mistakenly seek to apply scientific principles to complex social problems. And, civil society is endangered by an increasing market mentality on the part of new nonprofit leaders.

An Impulsive Truth about the McCain-Palin Republican Ticket

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Adult ADD (ADHD) makes for obvious disadvantages, some less apparent but equally meaningful advantages, and traits that can be positive or negative, d...