According to a new announcement from the Morrison government on Sunday (9th of December 2018), patients who are suffering from severe forms of eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia would soon have access to up to 60 appointments with psychologists and dieticians as part of their Medicare plan. At Butterfly house Prime Minister Scott […]Continue Reading ...
A 32 year old woman – Carly Barton, has been suffering from a long term painful condition called fibromyalgia. This was after a stroke she had suffered from in her twenties. In a new development, she became the first patient United Kingdom to have been prescribed medical cannabis after a change in the laws. Image […]Continue Reading ...
Olga Afanasiev, MD, PhD, did not plan on submitting an idea for the 3rd annual health++ hackathon, and she certainly didn’t expect to win a prize. The Stanford dermatology resident dropped in on the weekend-long event in early November to serve as a mentor for a few hours and to learn about hackathons for future […]Continue Reading ...
Janet Winston had a rash that wouldn’t go away. The English professor from Eureka, Calif., always had been sensitive to ingredients in skin creams and cosmetics. This time, however, the antifungal cream she was prescribed to treat her persistent rash seemed to make things worse. Was she allergic to that, too? Winston, 56, who works […]Continue Reading ...
Nancy Dudley, PhD, RN, saw firsthand how the chronically ill often fell through cracks in a medical system not prepared to deal with them. Typically these were older patients living for five to 10 years with advanced illnesses such as cancer, heart failure, dementia or end-stage renal disease. They often visited the emergency department, when […]Continue Reading ...
Elizabeth Jameson creates art from the one thing she cannot stand to look at — the MRIs of her brain. In 1991, Jameson was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after losing the ability to speak during an otherwise unremarkable trip to the park with her two sons. Since then, she’s had many MRIs. To Jameson, these images […]Continue Reading ...
As someone who had spent her career studying molecules on a computer screen, experiments involving people were a revelation and inspiration for Jane Tseng, PhD, director of the Drug Research Center of the College of Pharmacy at National Taiwan University. As an article in the latest issue of Stanford Medicine magazine explains, Tseng got seriously […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, Sept. 25, 2018 — Heather Kinion never spent much time thinking about her weight. But when she got pregnant, that changed. “My sister had a baby a few years before me and had gained a bunch of weight, and she still hadn’t lost it when I got pregnant,” Kinion said. So the Chicago-area mom-to-be […]Continue Reading ...
Maryam S. Hamidi, PhD, was working as a nutritionist with late-stage cancer patients at a research hospital in Toronto when she learned firsthand what it was like to experience professional burnout. “I felt tremendous pressure to help my patients, but nothing was working,” she said. “I began to feel hopeless, useless. Then I lost a […]Continue Reading ...
Standing outside the gun shop she co-owns, next to her SUV sporting “NRA” on the license plate, Christy Perry pledges full support for President Donald Trump. “He’s doing a good job,” said Perry, a four-term Republican member of the Idaho legislature who has voted for a litany of conservative causes, including weakening labor unions, restricting […]Continue Reading ...
Last Christmas Eve, Justine Bradford-Trent slipped on ice, slamming to the ground. Her elbow swelled. Was it broken? She couldn’t tell. Because Bradford-Trent was uninsured, she weighed her options. She could go to the emergency room, the immediate but more costly option. The urgent care center cost less, but it was closed for the holiday. […]Continue Reading ...
The first time I saw Amy Berman, RN, speak she was standing on a glacier telling her Twitter friends (via video selfie) how “absolutely beautiful” Iceland was. She was snowmobiling and wished everyone could join her there. Genuine joy radiated from her face and a broad smile touched her cheeks made rosy by the cold. “Can you believe […]Continue Reading ...
Toy initially studied epidemiology, the branch of medicine focused on the prevalence and distribution of disease. But one of her professors got her hooked on mathematical modeling. She earned a PhD in public health at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam and became a decision scientist. “A decision scientist helps to pick up loose ends […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (American Heart Association) — The day after Maggie Maine was born, doctors told her parents there was a 70 percent chance she’d never walk, talk or be able to feed or bathe herself. An MRI had found severe defects in both her heart and her brain. Relying on their faith, Jeff […]Continue Reading ...
Phantoms are not just ghostly figures of our imagination, they are also numerical or physical models that represent human characteristics and provide an inexpensive way to test electromagnetic applications. Sossena Wood, a bioengineering PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, has developed a realistic phantom head for magnetic resonance research in the Swanson School of […]Continue Reading ...
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