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New England Journal of Medicine

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

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 08.11.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

The Mammography Muddle

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mammography specifically, and cancer screening in general, is often something of a muddle. We should acknowledge the trade-offs, work toward better screening methods, and in the interim -- muddle through.

Romney Finally Reveals His Nearsighted Vision for Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In the New England Journal of Medicine, both President Obama and Governor Romney offer statements revealing their vision for the future of health care. Finally we have a definitive statement of Romney's vision for the future. Actually -- not really.

LOOK: Laughing Woman Swallows Knife

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.03.2012 | Weird News

Real smooth. A 30-year-old Atlanta woman with a history of bulimia accidentally swallowed a butter knife while attempting to demonstrate for friend...

Cancer Related to Risk of Heart Attack and Suicide

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

A new study in the April 5, 2012 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine shows that a surprising number of cancer patients die not of cancer, but of a heart attack or suicide triggered by the diagnosis.

New England Journal Of Medicine Turns 200

AP | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living

-- Unhappy with today's health care? Think of what it was like to be sick 200 years ago. No stethoscopes, antibiotics, X-rays or vaccines. Bloodlett...

Former Duke Researcher Retracts Lung Cancer Paper

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A Duke University cancer researcher who resigned in November amid questions about his work has retracted a study in the New England Journal of Medicin...

New Haiti Cholera Warning, Vaccine Questions, and "Squatters" Vulnerable

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Residents of some camps are being given enough aid to keep them alive, but with no permanent sanitation and infrastructure, while everyone is vulnerable to cholera. Cholera will be the great equalizer in the "good camp" "bad camp" debate.