Alternative medicine: Amateur healers abound (first in a series)

Alternative medicine: Amateur healers abound (first in a series)

Healing “laying on of hands” ceremony in the Pentecostal Church of God. Lejunior, Harlan County, Kentucky, 15 September 1946.Russell Lee [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons The sicker you are in life, the more people offer to cure you. As someone with a visible disability, I would know. Around 2011, my immune system got so out […]

Funnyman Patch Adams dead serious about life, love and medicine

Funnyman Patch Adams dead serious about life, love and medicine

There’s a better way to deliver heath care, says Dr. Patch Adams, the real-life doctor portrayed by the late Robin Williams in a 1998 movie by the same name. Don’t be fooled by his two-tone hair, colorful clown clothes and tennis shoes. He’s serious. Patch talked about his bouts with depression that led to suicide […]

When it comes to growth Italy needs some hard medicine

When it comes to growth Italy needs some hard medicine

The Italian economy has under-performed for years. Jean Pisani-Ferry looks at the reasons why and asks how the Italian government can turn things around. Two months after the Italian general election on March 4, amid uncertainty about what kind of government will emerge, a complacency seems to have set in. Yet it would be foolish […]

Factors associated with practicing evidence-based medicine: a study of family medicine residents

Factors associated with practicing evidence-based medicine: a study of family medicine residents

Justin Paulsen,1 Morhaf Al Achkar2 1School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA; 2School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Background: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) plays a critical part in ensuring that practitioners use the soundest available medical procedures while avoiding ineffective ones. As such, it plays a key role in medical residency education. […]

Dr. Katz, Preventive Medicine: Should you eat pasta?

Dr. Katz, Preventive Medicine: Should you eat pasta?

Dr. David Katz Dr. David Katz Photo: Contributed Dr. Katz, Preventive Medicine: Should you eat pasta? A new study has put the health — or at least weight — benefits of pasta in the headlines. That study, published in the British Medical Journal, is a meta-analysis of prior studies examining the effects of pasta consumption […]

WVU Medicine encourages youth to pursue healthcare careers

WVU Medicine encourages youth to pursue healthcare careers

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) – Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists all came together for Kids Health Career Day in Morgantown. Children from the area had the opportunity to meet with health care providers and learn all about the healthcare field. With advancements in medicine and health sciences, the healthcare field finds unique ways to teach young kids […]

The best way to prepare for a career in medicine and the importance of curiosity at Medicine X | ED

The best way to prepare for a career in medicine and the importance of curiosity at Medicine X | ED

To prepare for medical school, it would make sense to study chemistry and biology, or perhaps even statistics and computer science. But several speakers at Stanford Medicine X | ED Saturday morning pointed to two fields of study they say could provide excellent foundations for careers in medicine: Landscape architecture and journalism. In fact, Stanford clinical […]