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Gene Feat May Bring Better Way To Test Drugs

Reuters | Chris Wickham | Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By Chris Wickham LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have mapped the genome of the domestic pig in a project that could enhance the animal's ...

Will Today's Medical Students Make Inferior Doctors Because They Google Medical Information Instead of Memorizing It?

Quora | Posted 01.12.2013 | Health News
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jae Won Joh, Sleepy Medical Student No. It is so frustrating when older docs claim that med student...

Why This Doctor Is Inspired By World War II

Anthony A. Goodman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Anthony A. Goodman

One of the unique things about surgical practice during World War II was that this was a major turning point for advances that were destined to save thousands of our wounded both back then and for years to come.

Leaving the Country? Here's What To Take...

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

What to pack?

Study Reveals That Cold-Hearted People May Have a Slightly Higher Cardiac Temperature

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Some novelists have expressed concerns about these findings and vowed to continue using the terms "warm-hearted" and "cold-hearted" in the conventional sense, even if the scientific data contradicts this usage.

Changing the Culture of Medicine

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Leo Galland, M.D.

Brian Goldman makes an impassioned personal case for changing the culture of medicine by admitting errors of judgment. I think that the most important step in making that change is recognizing the relationship between physician and patient for what it really is: a partnership.

Error, Expertise, and the Elephant in the Room

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
David Katz, M.D.

There is a macabre joke about the blindness of modern medicine's reductionistic erudition, and you have likely heard it: "The operation was a great success. Unfortunately, the patient died." That would be a whole lot funnier if it weren't so close to a perilous truth.

About My Error

David Ring, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 01.02.2013 | TED Weekends
David Ring, M.D., Ph.D.

While leaving that day I saw the director of the operating room walking towards me. What would he say? The possibilities raced across my mind.

Passion to Action: The 2012 World of Children Award Honorees

Stephanie March | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Stephanie March

One of my favorite events of the season is the annual World of Children Award Gala, at which I have the profound pleasure of meeting the newest class of changemakers for children who are there to receive their World of Children Award.

Hedgefunders, Part 4: From Colleversity to Collever-City

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

The best way for the liberal arts, for colleges and universities, to create a renaissance in the twenty-first century is not to become more separate and abstruse but to become more worldly -- more cosmopolitan and real, but on our own terms.

Health Care 101: Survival Tips for Medical Students

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

To survive medical school one must be genuinely interested to learn, be ready to jump through hoops when necessary, and be prepared to experience the ups and downs of caring for patients with serious illness.

The Medical Debt Crisis Isn't Going Away... Deal With It

Credit.com | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money
Credit.com

As tens of millions of Americans are paying off medical bills over time, the potential for damaged credit is great. Many government agencies are beginning to take notice. Unfortunately, the consumer credit reporting industry is fighting efforts for consumer protection every step of the way.

Healthcare Hero's Handbook: A Review

Jo Brothers | Posted 12.17.2012 | Books
Jo Brothers

In Healthcare Hero's Handbook, Dr. Frank Gabrinhe shares with us what he has learned in his life-laboratory at the patient's beside and walks us through the fundamental understanding of what care really is.

Celebrating Circumcision

William M. O'Barr | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
William M. O'Barr

Circumcision is an ancient practice whose origins date back thousands of years. Genital surgeries on both males and females are routine in many indige...

Benefits of Online Medical Records Outweigh the Risks

Larry Magid | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Just as it's now easy to visit an ATM from just about any bank in almost any country and access funds stored at your local bank, it ought to be possible for any medical provider -- with your permission -- to access your medical records from anywhere.

New Fertility Treatments May Ease 'Biological Clock' Fears

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 10.05.2012 | Science

NEW YORK -- Scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice – a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, cou...

Science Isn't Magic (It's Better!), Doctors Aren't Omniscient (They're Human!)

Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac. | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac.

You get a valuable sense of control over your body by understanding your body. Do this, and you can make your doctor a partner in your health care -- not your guru. It just may improve your health care, and is bound to improve your health.

The New Doctor in Town

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Comedy
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although it may be a little tricky to schedule an appointment, it is well worth the wait. To get an initial meet-and-greet exam with the nurse, one must have all standard vaccines previously administered.

Innovation, Demand to Fuel Personalized Medicine Progress

Charles Buck | Posted 11.26.2012 | College
Charles Buck

In this era of global political revolution, fueled by an ongoing communications technology revolution, there is a quiet but equally profound revolution afoot in health care. It's called, simply, personalized medicine.

PHOTOS: 17 Most Bizarre Medical Treatments

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.26.2012 | Science

Primum non nocere. That Latin phrase, meaning "first, do no harm," has been part of medical training since ancient times. But in the not-too-dista...

Is Leadership a Dirty Word in America?

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Dr Layla McCay

It seems to me it's not that Americans don't value or exert leadership in the U.S.; it's just that they don't seem to like admitting to it. Not even the president.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Admit it: you go online when you've got an ache or pain, don't you? Don't be embarrassed, most of us -- in fact, 80 percent of Internet users -- look online for health info.

DIA Gets Dose of Big Pharma

John Corso | Posted 10.31.2012 | Detroit
John Corso

Beverly Fishman's Pill Spill, a glass installation at the Detroit Art Institute, makes the comparison between art and medicine explicit. But what does it mean to stage a "pharmacy" in a museum? It's a more difficult question than meets the eye.

The Split in Medicine

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

When we stay committed to helping each other and our belief systems are aligned, then we will solve the mechanisms and reunite why we do what we do with what we do to achieve our goals.

An Amazing Alternative to Prescription Pills

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH I have a word for you: S-adenosylmethionine. A mouthful, I know. But maybe you've heard of it by its nicknam...