What I learned as a corrections physician

As a corrections physician I frequently heard the question, “How can you take care of those people?” I understood what they were asking, after all, I was caring for people convicted of such crimes as murder, rape and child abuse. And yet I had very little difficulty providing the same care to inmates that I […]

Global Health Challenges Offer Social Entrepreneurs Opportunity

The global health landscape is ripe for further intervention by social entrepreneurs, according to a panel of experts and practitioners.

Involve plastic surgeons early in breast cancer treatment

Women who lose part or all of one or both breasts due to breast cancer surgery may choose to have new breasts created with their own tissue — a process that also may or may not involve breast implants. A wide range of reconstruction procedures is available, including a variety of flaps and options to […]

Got real rights? Not when seeking health care.              

Until genuine rights are extended to all patients, the ongoing health-care-reform saga perpetrated by Congress and executive leadership will continue to fail the American people. Many Americans have suffered and died because of a broken health-care-delivery system. One of us lost a 19-year old son due to lack of certain patient rights – specifically the […]

This Device Is The First Marketed To Treat Opioid Withdrawal, But Evidence It Works Is Lacking

The FDA this week for the first time authorized the marketing of a device to relieve opioid withdrawal symptoms, which have been compared to a bad case of flu. But well-designed studies of its effectiveness haven’t yet been done, so any benefits from t…

MKSAP: 45-year-old man with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 45-year-old man is evaluated during an annual routine health maintenance visit. History is notable for type 2 diabetes mellitus (diet controlled) diagnosed 3 months ago. Family history is significant for his father who developed end-stage kidney disease due to diabetes […]

Fruits And Vegetables: Why You Need To Eat More

A CDC study showed how most Americans aren’t eating nearly enough fruits and veggies. Summer Sanders as well as other celebrities such as Jessica Alba, Stephen Curry, and Kristen Bell with the FNV Campaign are trying to change that.

Rev. Jesse Jackson In A Battle Against Parkinson’s Disease

The 76 year old American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician just revealed that in 2015 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Here’s what the diagnosis means.

This doctor gave flu vaccines to her patients. You won’t believe what happened next.

Flu season is upon us, and with it a chance to test out my persuasion skills on a deeply skeptical public. Consider this recent patient of mine, a young man in college who came in for an ankle sprain. “While you’re here, why not get a flu shot?” I asked. He looked at me as […]

Outpatient spinal fusion: 2 new studies compare outcomes

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