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Making Time to Really Listen to Your Patients

Modern medicine’s true healing potential depends on a resource that is being systematically depleted: the time and capacity to truly listen to patients, hear their stories, and learn not only what’s the matter <i>with</i> them but also what matters <i>to</i> them. Some health professionals claim that workload and …

Medical Technology

20-Minute Blood Test Can Determine A Patient’s Need For Antibiotics, Reduce Death Rates

A simple 20-minute blood test has been created and tested that will help doctors figure out if a patient’s infection requires antibiotics. With the …


Congress derails opioid crackdown

"Amid a targeted lobbying effort, Congress weakened the DEA's ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise, …

Vietnam War

Scientific breakthrough sees creation of antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains

Scientists have developed an antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains.<p>Already tested on monkeys, trials on human beings could begin next year, the BBC reported.<p>Up until now, HIV has been difficult to treat because of its ability to mutate and change its appearance.<p>Eventually, the human body …


5 Signs You're Not Getting Enough Potassium

If you eat lots of foods packaged in a bag or box, then you're almost certainly low on potassium.<p>You probably know bananas are loaded with potassium, …


Buruli Ulcer: Will the Flesh-Eating Bacteria Spreading Through Australia Come to the U.S.?

Australia is facing a flesh-eating disease epidemic. What’s worse, health professionals don’t fully understand how it’s spread, according to …

A California medical school just got $200 million to invest in 'energy healing,' 'mineral infusions' and other alternative medicines — and doctors aren't happy

But for those who have been watching the steady creep of unproven therapies into mainstream medicine, the announcement didn't go over quite as well.<p>"This is ultimately a very bad thing," said Dr. Steven Novella, a neurologist at Yale University and longtime critic of alternative therapies. "It's …


50 things every student nurse should know

iStockphoto | ThinkStock<p>Nursing school isn’t just about passing exams and making it through clinicals alive (though those are two very important …