Your home & your health: Does geography impact medicine? Does it matter whether a region is surrounded by large bodies of water, encircled by towering mountain peaks or that its residents share a common ancestry? Consider Switzerland, a nation with a highly developed economy replete with advanced technological and medical infrastructure. Despite these advantages, less…
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I tell my patients there are three types of science: 1) investigative science, which sometimes gets it right; 2) science in the courtroom, which is junk science; and 3) science in Washington, D.C., which is political science. Our decisions are based on art and science; our patients’ medications are brought to market based on science….
It’s disheartening to stand by and watch helplessly as your patient dies a slow, painful death. In spring 1990, I had the misfortune of living through such a distressing experience. Strange happenings in New Mexico & Japan Ellen was a bookkeeper in her late 40s, living quietly in suburban Boston. For years, she hid a…
Donah Zack Crawford charts medicine’s evolution with collection of 18th century medical instruments
Physician Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, shares his vision of genomics-driven, proactive, wellness-focused medicine in keynote address
The ACR member Dr. Marilyn G. Punaro is first pediatric rheumatologist to earn the Patricia & William L. Watson Jr., MD, award
How the lack of clear, concise data has impacted opioid prescribing for chronic pain and is clouding the issue of medical recertification
Growing number of specialists explore membership-based medicine model to help stabilize practice costs, improve patient satisfaction
Voting for your future
Why I sometimes read poetry instead of medicine—and why you should, too