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Medical Studies

Dealing With a Diagnostic Dilemma: What Would You Do?

Liz Sterling, M.A. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Liz Sterling, M.A.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, I turn 55, and I pause at the irony of life bringing an uncertain diagnosis at this turning point. Have you had moments that you knew were turning points in self-discovery?

How I Survived My Financial Nightmare

The Billfold | Elliott Sharp | Posted 07.24.2012 | Money

Last year was my first full year attempting to be a freelance music journalist. At the end of the year, a local writer friend asked me to come to ...

Fighting Cancer: Don't Let Our Progress Slow

John J. Castellani | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
John J. Castellani

It's no secret that the need to tighten our belts during the recent economic downturn has sent us into an era of cost containment. But we must find ways to both contain health care costs and continue to move cancer knowledge forward.

When Is Too Much Information Too Much?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Research should guide decision-making but not be the end all. Physicians need to know how the "research findings" might be applied in a patient's individual circumstance.

First, Do No Harm

Gene Baur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gene Baur

The AVMA's recent decision to update the veterinary oath is a positive step and it's a reflection of a more humane attitude that is emerging within the veterinary profession.

Why Some Medical Studies Can Be Harmful

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

When a study is done, what we want to find out is whether a medical or surgical treatment actually benefits a patient, that is, does the patient live longer or better.

Science For Sale: Protect Yourself From Medical Research Deception

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Business interests and the incestuous relationship between scientists and industry have corrupted the landscape of medical research.