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Donald Trump’s State of Mind, and Ours

The latest victims of a “hot mike,” that miraculous conduit of political candor, are Senator Susan Collins, the Republican from Maine, and her colleague Jack Reed, the Rhode Island Democrat. During a lull in an Appropriations subcommittee meeting on Tuesday, Collins and Reed kibbitzed about the …

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Doctors Slam New Recommendation That We Should Stop Antibiotic Treatments Early

Scientists from the UK caused quite a stir this week, when they announced that we don’t necessarily need to complete a full course of antibiotics in …

Medicine

Ancient DNA offers clues to the Canaanites’ fate

DNA is setting the record straight on ancient Canaanites.<p>For the first time, scientists have deciphered the complete genetic instruction manuals of …

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Research Isn't Tainted Just Because Industry Picks Up the Tab

Posted: Jul 28, 2017 10:45 AM<p>THIS FALL, the National Institutes of Health will launch a major study to determine whether regular consumption of …

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Scientists Successfully Slow Aging in Mice Using Stem Cells

The Key is in the Brain<p>Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have successfully tested a new procedure on mice that could …

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Physicians May Be Missing Their Most Important Tool

What might happen if nutritional excellence was taught in medical school?

Medical Education

His Wife Runs Medicaid, but This Doctor’s Practice Won’t Accept It

Dr. Sanjay Mishra, the husband of CMS administrator Seema Verma, is part of a group practice in Indiana that does not accept Medicaid payments. Sadly, he's far from unique.<p>Members of the Trump administration and Republicans on Capitol Hill repeatedly say the country’s Medicaid system is “broken” …

Health Care

Dr. Jessica Rasmussen weighs in on why it’s so hard to just. let. things. go!

To get started parting ways, use the letgo app to sell used items.<p>The djembe has sat in the corner of my room collecting dust for four years, and if my grandma knew her gift gets used as a dinner table more than it does as a drum, she wouldn’t be very happy with me.<p><i>But what if she</i> <i>video-chats me and</i> …

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Arshya Vahabzadeh: Innovating at the Intersection of Brain, Behavior, and Technology

With the goal of harnessing the untapped potential of Iranian-Americans, and to build the capacity of the Iranian diaspora in effecting positive change in the U.S. and around the world, the Iranian Americans’ Contributions Project (IACP) has launched a series of interviews that explore the personal …

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Programming cells with computer-like logic

Novel RNA nano-devices in living cells can sense and analyze multiple complex signals for future synthetic diagnostics and therapeutics<p>(BOSTON) — …

Biology

‘We could have done better’: After report of drugs, a prostitute and a former med school dean, USC’s president responds

The University of Southern California, widely regarded as academically ascendant, faces a deepening crisis over a Los Angeles Times report that the renowned former dean of its medical school was apparently using illegal drugs even in his own office on campus.<p>Stunned parents, students and higher …

Medical Education

'LA Times' Investigates The Double Life Of A Med School Dean

Marc Duvoisin of the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> talks with Steve Inskeep about an investigation into a former medical school dean at the University of Southern California who led a drug-fueled double life.

Medical Education

'Sparks' A-Flyin'

Lead candidate Luxterna could reach markets for biallelic RPE65-mediated inherited retinal disease in 2017, pending FDA review.<p>The company is making …

Medical Education

A major psychiatry group has said its members can defy a long-standing rule and discuss Trump's mental health

A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a long-standing rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the president.<p>The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its …

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At a Moment of Success, U.S.C. Is Rocked by Scandal

LOS ANGELES — When the University of Southern California lured a world-class ophthalmologist to run its medical school 10 years ago, it was part of a long, concerted effort to transform U.S.C.’s image from a school primarily for the children of this city’s wealthy, mostly white, elite with a …

Medical Education

Allegations that medical school dean led drug-fueled secret life stun many in Boston

In Boston, Dr. Carmen Puliafito was known as driven and intense, a physician who relished the business of running a clinic as well as his time in the …

Medical Education

4 Factors Prospective Medical School Students Overlook

For those who have the luxury of being accepted to multiple medical schools, there is often the daunting responsibility of having to choose which …

Medical Education

When to worry about your child’s fever

<i>Follow me on Twitter</i> @drClaireFevers worry parents; they scare them sometimes. I understand why. After all, fevers can be a sign of something serious …

Parenting

Against Medical Advice: Sometimes, When Patients Defy Accepted Wisdom, So Must Doctors

Support the news<p>Mr. B. was ready to leave. A short, stocky Boston construction worker with an even shorter temper and a tough attitude, he was not …

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Melanoma tattoos: a simple technique helping doctors develop empathy with patients

Competency is not the only thing you want from your doctor. Compassion and empathy are also requirements of the job. But with increasing demands and …

Medical Education

Can Antidepressant Medication Affect Your Running?

If you are taking—or thinking of taking—antidepressants, what should you know about how it can affect your performance? Talking to your doctor is the …

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Women of Stanford Neurosurgery: “If there’s something that you want to do, you do it”

As part of a new series on women in neurosurgery, I recently spoke with a dozen so faculty members about their experiences as females in a …

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DARPA invests $65 million in developing gene editing technologies

Just a few weeks after DARPA announced a major investment in developing brain-computer interface technology, the US government department has …

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Prescription Drug Pricing

For policy makers at every level of government it is easy to recognize the deep impact of soaring prescription drug prices. Bold headlines, countless …

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The Science Of Cramping Might Be In Your Head (And Stomach)

Nothing cramps your running style like a … well … a cramp. Rarely are they bad enough that you have to pull out of a race or completely stop a run. …

Fitness

On the heels of USC's med school dean resignation, will the university's brand hold up?

Last week, the LA Times broke a story about the clandestine exploits of USC’s former medical school dean, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito.<p>Four days later, …

Medical Education

How Students with No Income Can Get a Credit Card

I have the best daughter in the world. Yes, I know some of you think the same thing, but I am confident that mine is the best. She is in her fourth …

Medical Education

Ditch These 3 Common Foot Problems

When you have foot problems, the simple act of walking can become an ordeal. And foot pain is a common annoyance, especially for people on their feet …

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Want better muscles? More protein may help . . . up to a point

(Reuters Health) - People who regularly do resistance exercises may get stronger and build more lean muscle mass when they add more protein to their …

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Med School grad to trade scrubs for space suit

Jonny Kim was in the grocery store when the call came: He would have to exchange his emergency room scrubs for a space suit.“I was happy, jubilated, …

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