Livestrong.com quotes me in their article. Continue reading Doctors Shade Gwyneth Paltrow’s Site’s Latest Sex Advice
Valerie Seymour, had already notched one career pivot, from engineering for the defense industry to designing clean energy systems, when a chance encounter with a landscape designer led to another venture. Continue reading A Farm Story: From Missile Defense to Sorghum Cocktails
Depending on whom you ask, mobile phones and other portable electronic devices are either the single most important technological innovation of our lifetimes or dangerous, radiation-emitting devices that pose a major risk to public health in the long term. Continue reading Cellphones and Hidden Radiation: Is There Evidence of Harm?
In medical training, there were very few students or residents who intended to go into geriatrics, a subspecialty of medicine involving the care of older patients and an extra one-year fellowship after an internal medicine or family medicine residency. Future … Continue reading Here’s why geriatrics really shouldn’t be a medical specialty
Aaron Zaks, a family medicine intern (first-year resident) at Shasta Community Health Center in Redding, CA, did not set out to practice medicine on the Sacramento River, deep in the shadow of the Cascades foothills where Chinook salmon spawn. Continue reading Accidentally Rural
Could we lose hundreds, perhaps thousands, of physicians to bad software? I’ve written about doctors’ frustrations with software before, but recent studies have now linked electronic health records (EHR) to physician burnout. That means the software that runs billing and medical records and … Continue reading Until we fix electronic medical records, we’ll keep losing good physicians
SELF-CARE, WELLNESS, AND SOCIAL MEDIA: HOW HEALTH WRITING IS CHANGING IN THE CURRENT CLIMATE Continue reading Bindercon
One of the interesting things about the medical field is how frequently doctors have to come up with a term to describe a previously unknown phenomenon. Continue reading The Crippling Case of Cyberchondria
A friend was in the hospital shortly before the New Year. I stopped by to visit. It seemed that her kidney function was grinding to a halt, and she needed special testing to determine the cause. Continue reading Target staffs up for weekends and holidays. Why don’t hospitals?
To me, any name sounds sweeter than my own. Continue reading Name Dropping
American fast-food companies seem determined to develop more effective ways to kill people through food, just as doctors and scientists search for ways to save lives with more effective statin drugs and better stents. Continue reading Press guilty of dubious PR when it comes to novelty fast foods
Motherboard quotes me in their story. Continue reading Uber’s Conscientious Objectors