Sens. Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer discuss the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program in the aftermath of the November 2015 Paris attacks.
The big medical news of this past week was a seminal study of prostate cancer, suggesting that when it is diagnosed, we men have options―including the option of waiting.
10. What are the top 1-3 issues that you think will be important in Medicaid during the next 6 months? 1. Access to Quality
On January 12, 2016, in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new federal initiative, the Moonshot
In April 2014, I gave Obamacare a grade point average (GPA) a 2.0 (letter grade is C). By August 2014 the average had improved a little to 2.2 (C+). Has this changed now?
Having been catapulted into the world of special needs almost exactly 6 years ago, I have several close friends who have children with DS, and many of them have taken an active and passionate stance against some media's one-sided portrayal of this new test as an unequivocally "good thing."
GPS for the Soul
But this doesn't mean you should go out and get tested just yet.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, produced by Lucasfilm and Abrams' Bad Robot Productions felt familiar like an old friend, but one that had done some introspective work and has grown up a bit since we last met.
'Tis the Season for At-Risk Drinking: A Reminder to Health Care Providers -- Screen, Intervene and Refer
During the holiday season at-risk alcohol use is common, either because of holiday parties and celebrations or in response to stressors such as grief and loss, depression or financial troubles.
Why should anybody be surprised that they showed up in Paris, or doubt that they will appear elsewhere as well? If nothing
While I understand that drug use for some people is unwise (and best avoided) either because of their age, pre-existing health conditions or other vulnerabilities, the decision to use drugs is one that must always be treated with respect.
These new recommendations will be surely be controversial. Experts will debate the epidemiological evidence of whether early and more frequent screening save lives. But the real controversy won't be among those experts and it won't be about the facts.
We're putting a call-to-action to all men: Get your baseline PSA blood test if you're 40 years or older. But of course, we know most men will not take this initiative, so this is an open letter to all women.
We need to refocus our resources and attention on the two things that really matter: (1) stopping men and women from getting breast cancer in the first place -- primary prevention; and (2) preventing metastasis if they do.
In last week's New York Times, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel suggested that this year's resolution might be to abandon the ritual of your annual physical. The title of his column, perhaps chosen by an editor to maximize glibness and thus provocation was: "Skip your annual physical." But permit me to suggest you don't commit to that just yet. The annual physical exam warrants some more examination, a defense to follow its prosecution.
Opening Up Pandora's Genetic Box: Should All Women 30 and Over Be Tested for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer?
Opening Pandora's genetic testing box can save the lives of women with hereditary breast cancer, especially those women with little cancer histories. However, doing so comes with a range of caveats, critical issues and a big price tag.
Clinical assessment that includes a test of the knee jerk reflex is fine. Clinical decisions driven by it are not, but they too, are out there.