A conversation with Jeanine Thomas, patient advocate, active member of ProPublica’s Patient Harm Facebook Community, and founder and president of the MRSA Survivors Network.
August 22, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
The CBS news anchor and television personality’s story proves that cosmetic surgeries aren’t always vanity projects, even if they’re usually portrayed that way.
August 21, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
There is a void in the medical community’s understanding of how families see themselves and understand their weight.
August 21, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Though psychopaths and antisocial people may seem similar, what occurs in their brains isn’t.
August 20, 2014 • 8:40 AM • Share
When Kim Goodsell discovered that she had two extremely rare genetic diseases, she taught herself genetics to help find out why.
August 19, 2014 • 1:00 AM • Share
Addiction treatment routinely fails people with mental illnesses, while mental health care often ignores addiction. And everywhere, stigma is rife. Can a tragic death prompt a more intelligent approach?
August 18, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
Living high in the mountains for thousands of years, Tibetans have developed distinct biological traits that could benefit all of us, but translating medical science across cultures is always a tricky business.
August 18, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
The “liberation wrapper,” which was designed to shield mouths from public view while eating, has helped a Japanese chain increase sales by over 200 percent.
August 15, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
Yes, but apparently only women who grew up poor.
August 14, 2014 • 12:33 PM • Share
And the metaphorical effect works both ways.
August 13, 2014 • 12:02 PM • Share
The inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finds Medicare spent tens of millions of dollars in 2012 for HIV drugs there’s little evidence patients needed. A 77-year-old woman with no record of HIV got $33,500 of medication.
August 12, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
The U.S. public health establishment buries overwhelming evidence that abstinence is a cause of heart disease and early death. People deserve to know that alcohol gives most of us a higher life expectancy—even if consumed above recommended limits.
August 12, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
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