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Graphic Medicine

Nov 21 2014

Graphic Medicine is a site that explores the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare. You’ll find a growing collection of comic reviews, articles, podcasts, links, and coverage of international Comics and Medicine Conferences.

http://www.graphicmedicine.org/

Resource of the month:(surgery videos)

Oct 6 2014

Journal of Medical Insight (JoMI) is a medical video journal for attending surgeons, fellows, residents, medical students, and patients that seeks to positively impact healthcare by publishing the highest quality videos of surgical procedures performed by top teaching physicians.

https://www.jomi.com/articles/

Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine jobs not filled in 2013

Oct 6 2014

The percentage of primary care positions that go unfilled every year “continues to be a problem,” says an Association of Staff Physician Recruiters executive. Read more here.

Got Brown Fat?

Jul 31 2014

A new study in 12 men, with and without brown fat, has shown that when activated by mild exposure to cold, brown fat increases blood glucose disposal and insulin sensitivity. Perhaps turning the thermostat down at night may expand brown fat tissue mass and activity, which could lead to a metabolic boost.
Read more here.

Skin Cancer – Indoor Tanning

Jul 31 2014

There have been increases in melanoma cases – almost a tripling over the last 30 years.Is this caused by  ultraviolet exposure? Increased outdoor activities? indoor tanning maybe?
Read more here.

Predicting Alzheimer’s with Blood Test

Jul 9 2014

A group of British scientists have identified 10 blood proteins that can predict with 87 percent accuracy whether someone with early signs of memory loss will develop Alzheimer’s disease within a year.
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Race may be a factor in Metformin benefit

Jun 12 2014

In an analysis of data from one healthcare system, African Americans had greater improvements in HbA1c when taking the drug than did white patients, L. Keoki Williams, MD, MPH, of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich., reported online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Read Here.

Mobile phone affects?

May 20 2014

After a call from the World Health Organization (WHO), it has emerged that the British government plans to run an investigation into the theory that mobile phones can affect a child’s mental development. Do you think this is an important area to Research? Read more

To Err Is Human?

May 9 2014

Medical errors leading to patient death are much higher than previously thought, and may be as high as 400,000 deaths a year, according to a study in the Journal of Patient Safety. Makes this the third leading cause of death in the U.S.? Read Here

Strategies to Prevent Alzheimer Disease

Apr 17 2014

Brain changes—such as accumulation of the protein fragment called beta-amyloid—are found 10 to 20 years before dementia or even mild cognitive impairment is diagnosed. Read Here: