Can Doctors Thrive?

Arianna Huffington has a new book out called Thrive, and the subtitle begins to explain, “the Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a…  

Old and New Music, on Dying to Give Birth

Recently I saw Inside Llewyn Davis, the new Coen brothers’ film about a folksinger in Greenwich Village. The moving, fictional story takes place in the early 1960s.

What Do We Need Doctors For?

… if doctors are just thinking, and not being the ones to call you back, or putting in intravenous catheters, or even just sitting and taking a thorough history – they’ll know you less well. (Medical Lessons)

Who’s a Survivor?

Survivor seems a strange term for a patient like me, said by her oncologist to be in remission—meaning that there’s no overt evidence of persistent cancer cells in the body.

Why Hurricanes Remind Me of Patient Care

  Cancer can be hard to predict; each case is a little different. Still, there are patterns and trends, and insights learned from experience with similar cases and common ways of spreading.

Counterfeit Drugs, A New Concern for Patients

Counterfeit vials were sold and distributed to more than a dozen offices and medical treatment facilities in the U.S. This event, which seems to have affected a small number of patients and practices, should sound a big alarm.

Oh, No Methotrexate!

Methotrexate has been used in cancer wards for over 50 years. And like other beyond-patent meds, it’s become less profitable to manufacture MTX compared to much costlier new agents.

New Music from an Orchestra of Radioactive Isotopes

For the weekend – A tweet led me to a fantastically inventive kind of music. The Radioactive Orchestra comprises 3175 radioisotopes. From the website: “Melodies are created by simulating what happens in the atomic nucleus when it decays from its….

3 Differences between Prostate and Breast Cancer Screening

Days ago, the USPSTF issued a new draft for its recommendations on routine PSA measurements in asymptomatic men. The panel’s report is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The main findings are two: first, the absence of evidence that…