It’s Saturday morning and the women of the Contreras family are busy in Montclair, Calif., making pupusas, tamales and tacos. They’re working to replace the income of José Contreras, who has been held since last June at Southern California’s Adelanto ICE Processing Center, a privately run immigration detention center. José’s daughter, Giselle, drives around in […]Continue Reading ...
Ralph Greco, MD, a pioneer in the movement to support work-life balance for physicians and trainees and the former chief of the Stanford University School of Medicine’s division of general surgery and director of its general surgery residency program, died March 31 at his home on the Stanford campus, surrounded by family. He was 76. […]Continue Reading ...
In a twist of fate, an Italian politician who was lobbying against mandatory vaccination laws, has come down with chickenpox and is now hospitalized. There has been several outbreaks of vaccine-preventable measles because of inadequate vaccine coverage of the population. Prime reason behind this is the anti-vaccination groups that propagate vaccination conspiracy theories. The Lorenzin […]Continue Reading ...
Salvatierra served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in Vietnam and worked as a physician in Pomona, California, before beginning a postdoctoral fellowship in transplant surgery at the University of California-San Francisco in 1972. The first successful kidney transplant had been performed in 1954, and by 1972, the year that Medicare coverage was expanded to […]Continue Reading ...
At Columbia’s School of Nursing, the Helene Fuld Health Trust Simulation Center uses technology to expose students to the emotional and practical challenges of patient care.Continue Reading ...
When Don Cue developed a bladder infection last fall, he called his longtime urologist’s office for a urine culture and antibiotics. It was a familiar routine for the two-time prostate cancer survivor; infections were not uncommon since he began using a catheter that connects to his bladder through an incision in his abdomen. When Cue […]Continue Reading ...
[khn_slabs slabs=”828733″ view=”pull-right”] Happy Friday! Headline writers across the world (read: yours truly) breathed a sigh of relief this week when the venture formally known as “the health initiative founded by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase” finally picked a name. After more than a year of tight-lipped secrecy, they settled on “Haven.” What do […]Continue Reading ...
Ethan Lindenberger, 18 from Norwalk, Ohio, started rebelling against his parents, like many other teenagers. The reason behind this making news is that his parents were against vaccination and he got himself inoculated against their wishes. This act of rebellion has captured the interest of not only the public and media but also the Congress […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In his dozen years using heroin, Lucien Izraylov took pains to avoid detection. He was ashamed of what he was doing, so he almost always shot up alone. It’s a risky behavior that can lead to a fatal overdose, especially as drugs are commonly tainted with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. […]Continue Reading ...
Powerful gene editing tools could soon face global regulations on their use on human embryos, sperms or eggs. There have been instances of outrageous use of these powerful tools on modifying the DNA of sperm, eggs or embryos that would go on to become live human beings by rogue and unethical researchers. This call for […]Continue Reading ...
Edward Rubenstein, MD, professor emeritus of primary care and population health at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of an early textbook on intensive care medicine, died March 11 of natural causes. He was 94. Described by many as a Renaissance man, Rubenstein researched treatments for sickle cell anemia, developed a diagnostic […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain It has been 2 years since Andy Sandness was wheeled into an operating room at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minnesota, campus for a 56-hour marathon surgery to give him a complete face transplant. Everything about his life changed that day. And at breakfast on a December morning in Rochester, Sandness says he […]Continue Reading ...
Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that he would resign from office at the end of this month. He has been one of the strongest advocates on regulation of tobacco and e-cigarette industries in the recent past. His reason for quitting is personal wherein he cites […]Continue Reading ...
According to Dr Javad Hekmat-Panah, a neurologist from University of Chicago, doctors may soon need to watch when they term a patient “elderly”. Dr. Hekmat-Panah feels that that this term is anachronistic and possibly offensive just as words like “idiot” or “imbecile” is. He has written an opinion piece in the latest episode of the […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Feb. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — A few years ago, Texas country-blues singer Charley Crockett wrote “How Long Will I Last” about an uncertain love affair. Little did he know the song title would also apply to his struggle with heart disease. “The cardiologist determined I was one year away from heart […]Continue Reading ...
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