He Lives to Run

In the latest James Bond film, a blend of sport and art created by Frenchman Sébastien Foucan upstaged the MI6. The opening sequence of Casino Royale was its most gripping, featuring Daniel Craig’s death-defying pursuit of Foucan as he leapt like a jaguar between buildings, danced across scaffolding, and consistently eluded the buff-but-less-agile 007, hundreds of feet in the air. Continue reading He Lives to Run

Marriage and Grad School: Tips to Help Make it Through

As a couple, you’re ecstatic. One of you slogged through exam preparation, endless essays, formidable forms and now there’s finally an acceptance letter in the mail. But what should you anticipate when one of you is starting graduate school? Beginning work on a new degree can have a significant impact on your marriage. Continue reading Marriage and Grad School: Tips to Help Make it Through

X-Ray Selfies and Uber-Docs: A Glimpse of Medicine’s (Near) Future

Dr. Eric Topol wants patients to own their own health data. The tech-loving cardiologist-turned-genomics professor from the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, CA has been popping up a lot lately, in op-eds and at health technology conferences. Continue reading X-Ray Selfies and Uber-Docs: A Glimpse of Medicine’s (Near) Future

What Causes Autism?

Image via SpectrumNews.org Autism’s sinister attack on children that start out appearing healthy, even precocious, is one of the most devastating trials a parent can endure. Fluent speech degenerates to monosyllables. Creative play becomes hand-flapping and repeated purposeless motion. Children react with the same indifference to strangers and loving parents. Continue reading What Causes Autism?

Why electronic medical records are a disaster for some docs

One big reason doctors and hospitals have adopted EHRs is money. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorized Medicare to pay sizable annual payouts – up to $18,000 in the first year – to doctors who start using EHR systems. Continue reading Why electronic medical records are a disaster for some docs

California needs to do more to combat prescription drug deaths than just relaunch drug database

The California Department of Justice program that gives physicians online access to a database of controlled substance prescriptions recently sent an e-mail blast to California physicians about a much-needed database upgrade. Continue reading California needs to do more to combat prescription drug deaths than just relaunch drug database