Survey: Patients are ill-informed about precision medicine

Survey: Patients are ill-informed about precision medicine

Many patients are unfamiliar with precision medicine, but when they’re educated on what genomics can do, they’re excited about the possibilities it creates for their care, according to a new survey.  The Personalized Medicine Coalition and GenomeWeb commissioned the survey of more than 1,000 patients to paint a clearer picture of the general public’s attitudes toward precision health. Two-thirds (66%) said […]

Why was Theranos so believable? Medicine needs to look in the mirror

Why was Theranos so believable? Medicine needs to look in the mirror

I watched the recent “60 Minutes” report on the rise and fall of Theranos, the test-everything-with-a-fingerstick company that recently flamed out, costing numerous high-profile investors north of $700 million. The report laid out the standard narrative about Theranos, including healthy doses of deception and greed, an absence of various sorts of oversight, and too much […]

Why medicine leads the professions in suicide, and what we can do about it

Why medicine leads the professions in suicide, and what we can do about it

Earlier this month, one of us visited a prominent U.S. medical school to give a lecture on the topic of burnout and how physicians can find more fulfillment in the practice of medicine. Sadly, that very day, a fourth-year medical student there took her own life. The problem was not personal failure. She had recently […]

Advanced Internal Medicine to relocate effective June 1

Advanced Internal Medicine to relocate effective June 1

Advanced Internal Medicine will relocate June 1 from 17450 St. Luke’s Way, Ste. 250, The Woodlands, to 3115 College Park Drive, Ste. 112, The Woodlands. Dr. Mamta Jain is board-certified in internal medicine; the office accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare, and is accepting new patients. Advanced Internal Medicine has a new, full-service laboratory with […]

Forgotten book provides glimpse of history of medicine

Forgotten book provides glimpse of history of medicine

The medical dictionary was small, with a worn green-black cover. It was all but invisible among the bright self-helps in the tiny health section at Bell’s Books, an 80-year-old independent bookshop in downtown Palo Alto. Though the dictionary was published in 1898, the price, written lightly in pencil, was only $14 — more than the […]

FSU College of Medicine celebrates 10th graduating class

FSU College of Medicine celebrates 10th graduating class

MaryAnn Ketcham, For Luminaries Published 8:47 p.m. ET May 23, 2018 Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Buy Photo Ann Loraine Roc, left, was awarded the Heidi McNaney-Flint, M.D. Scholarship, donated by Bud and Marjie Jordan; she was congratulated by Dr. Juliette Lomax-Homier, dean, Fort Pierce Regional Campus.(Photo: MARYANN KETCHAM/FOR LUMINARIES)Buy Photo The […]

Mambas, medicine and one girl's race to survive Kenya's biting problem

Mambas, medicine and one girl's race to survive Kenya's biting problem

Rashid Chiti knew immediately it was serious. His daughters, Salome, seven, Esther, nine, and Grace, three, had been outside in the field, checking on the family’s animals and crops. When it started to rain, the two older sisters raced one another home, with Esther carrying the youngest on her back. Salome, the lightest on her […]

Death's understudy: what sleep can teach medicine

Death's understudy: what sleep can teach medicine

The need to sleep is a bewildering habit of our species. As darkness falls, we undergo a nocturnal lapse in agency, a period of vulnerability during which the senses lie low and our guard falls. Even if we escape being burgled or murdered as we snooze, there is always the risk that a temporary lapse […]

LL Bean's summer concert lineup features Old Crow Medicine Show, The Fray

LL Bean's summer concert lineup features Old Crow Medicine Show, The Fray

Courtesy Tim Greenway | BDN Courtesy Tim Greenway | BDN Ben Rector performs at L.L. Bean in 2016. By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff • May 23, 2018 4:59 pm Updated: May 23, 2018 5:04 pm L.L.Bean on Wednesday announced its free summer concert series lineup, headlined by pop/rock band The Fray and American string band […]

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