MedPage Today presents this illuminating conversation with Daniel Gibbs, MD, PhD, a retired neurologist and author of the book, A Tattoo on my Brain: A Neurologist’s Personal Battle against Alzheimer’s Disease. In the question-and-answer session, Dr. Gibbs discusses his early diagnosis, his participation in clinical trials, and his experiences and unique perspectives as a neurologist […]
In this MedPage Today interview with Jason Karlawish, MD, co-director of the Penn Memory Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and author of the new book, The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It, the biomarker “revolution” is […]
From MedPage Today comes this inspirational story about Christopher Veal, a medical student at UVM’s Larner College of Medicine who is calling on medical school leaders to change their culture and adjust their programs to screen for suicidal ideation and mental health early on in student life. Veal decided to speak up after a friend […]
MedPage Today shares the story of Cleavon Gilman, MD, an emergency room physician working at a hospital in Yuma, Arizona. His tweet? “No more ICU beds in the state of Arizona,” referring to his concern about the lack of available ICU beds on Nov. 22 despite the Governor and the Department of Health saying that […]
From MedPage Today comes this story about Cliff Willmeng, a registered nurse who was fired from United Hospital in St. Paul, MN, in May 2020. Willmeng believes the hospital board is investigating his conduct due to his standing up for his own safety and that of other nurses when he pressed for hospital scrubs over […]
Fifty-seven years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy was in the emergency room of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Retired Iowa cardiologist Joe Goldstrich, MD, was the most junior person actively participating in the JFK resuscitation efforts. He spoke with MedPage Today about treating the President, nearly treating his assassin, and his one regret.
In this article from MedPage Today, drinking green tea and coffee was associated with reduced all-cause mortality in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes, especially those who drank both, researchers reported. In a cohort study that followed nearly 5,000 patients for approximately five years, the researchers found a dose-response relationship for both beverages.
In this Celebrity Diagnosis opinion piece from MedPage Today, the author discusses the legendary guitarist’s original throat cancer diagnosis, its possible causes – including Eddie’s own theory — and how it spread to other parts of his head and neck. The article also examines the risks, symptoms, and treatment options of head and neck cancers.
In this opinion piece from MedPage Today, the authors state “anti-psychiatry” was “formerly a healthy corrective, but the movement now distracts from real problems and actively hurts people, existing as a disorganized entity outside of mainstream medicine, largely propagated on social media and in non-peer-reviewed sources…that evade scientific dialogue and critique.”
In this article from MedPage Today, sources claim the pandemic is a major reason for the spike, with some applicants finding a calling in medicine, while others are looking for something to fill idle time or combat uncertainty. No matter the reason, the potential for even stiffer competition is there as student slots remain largely […]