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Changes in Modern Medicine: What Can We Expect?

Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P. | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Marcelle Pick, OB-GYN N.P.

There are many modalities to healing. Combining experience and knowledge, gut instinct, lifestyle and, most importantly, the individuality of each patient will help counter medical reversals and better our health.

Dare to Be 100: Medicine Has Not Read Shakespeare

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My profession needs to change focus to health and prevention, to system and process. Medicine has a lack of appreciation of the second law and its emphasis on the effect of energy flow on matter. its conceptual framework is shallow. It is dysfunctional. It is illiterate.

Which End of the Telescope Matters Most?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

A new question is arising with greater frequency in the discussion of how to restrain excessive growth of medical costs. Perhaps, an answer lies in more, better and independent help for patients in making the tough decisions modern medicine presents to them.

Medicine's 'Hard Drive' Is Crashing

Ida Sim, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Ida Sim, M.D., Ph.D.

When 75 percent of our medical costs are for chronic diseases that are largely due to poor lifestyle habits, where are the studies on prevention? On behavior? On effective patient-doctor or public health strategies?

Influenza: The Fast-Track Virus

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 01.17.2013 | Health News
Nancy Rubin Stuart

By spring, strains of the speedy influenza virus will evolve again as virologists race against next season's deadline to create a new vaccine. For all the wonders of modern medicine, nature always seems to be one step ahead of human ingenuity.

A New Breed of Humans?

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

With all these changes in modern medicine, technology and our bodies' ability to adapt and change along with it, are we in essence creating a new breed of humans?

Human Body Shops

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 12.12.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

The average person takes better care of his car than his body. One creak, one squeak and we haul our cars off to the shop.

Lois Takes On Religion On 'Family Guy'

Posted 03.31.2012 | TV

Once again, "Family Guy" (Sun., 9 p.m. EST on Fox) jumped right into a controversial issue. Stewie made a new friend, who the Griffin family quickly d...

Modern Medicine: Healing or Stealing?

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta

I am as certain as I can be of anything in this fallen world that my father did not go into medicine to get rich or famous; now it's a different story.

How To Stimulate Your Placebo Response

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

After finishing my Internship at Baragwaneth Hospital in South Africa almost 30 years ago, I went to apprentice in a busy General Practice in Johannes...

The Mythology Of Science-Based Medicine

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

There is an implied faith here that if a new drug manufacturer has paid for the research for FDA approval, then it is scientifically proven to be effective. As it turns out, this belief is by no means fully justified.

What Health Reform Can Learn From Cleveland Clinic

newsweek.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A century after Henry Ford began building cars on an assembly line, Cleveland Clinic has brought that technique to medicine, updated to reflect the la...