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Closing the Loop on The Need for Better Telemedicine

By ANDREW ALTERDORFER I’ve had the great privilege of presenting our virtual care company, CirrusMD, to potential customers and investors at some of the premier health technology conferences this fall, making the cut for both the Health 2.0 Traction event and this week in the finals of the mHealth Summit and HIMSS Venture+ event. (Breaking:

When will we start taking mental health seriously?

As a fourth-year medical student in a sub-internship in internal medicine, I have something that no doctor in America has. I have as much time as I want to spend with my patients. Don’t get me wrong, I am still a student. I’m still paying hospitals to let me be there, and I only have […]

How to Safegaurd your Career in Treacherous Healthcare Times

By MICHEL ACCAD, MD Dear medical student, I am honored by the opportunity to offer some advice on how to safeguard your professional career in a treacherous healthcare system. I will not elaborate on why I think the healthcare system is “treacherous.”  I will assume—and even hope—that you have at least some inkling that things

Asthma and COPD update

Updates on Asthma and COPD from Chew Keng Sheng This presentation is over a year old but relevant.

The Execution of Laquan McDonald

Laquan McDonald seemingly breathed his last through the bullet holes. As he is perforated, you don’t see his blood so much as the visible air that escapes from his freshly made wounds. It looks like bursts of exhaust. The first shot has already come, a mere 30 seconds after officer Jason Van Dyke arrived and began firing from a considerable distance. Show More Summary

Thanksgiving Food Is Bad

I love Thanksgiving. There is a coziness to it, a distinctly autumnal serenity, a hush that falls over conversations even when the house is full of friends and family, a warm note that colors all my memories of Thanksgivings past. Thanksgiving...Show More Summary

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

Movies, especially those “based on a true story,” can too often be waylaid by politics: The Imitation Game suffered from a desire to make Alan Turing a gay martyr, Selma was plagued by accusations of distorting history, and Suffragette felt too much like a history lesson. Show More Summary

The Best Health Care Fix You've Never Heard Of

There was a moment in the second Democratic presidential debate that perfectly illustrated the difficulty of dislodging the media’s comfortable narratives. The topic was health care, and Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders lined up in...Show More Summary

Jessica Jones Vs. The World

Jessica Jones has a problem with doors. Interviewing a missing person’s roommate, she barges in without knocking; confronting an estranged friend, she appears not in the lobby but on the apartment’s errace, like Superman courting Lois Lane. Show More Summary

What If Trump Wins?

On Monday, the John Kasich campaign released a remarkable video in which one of the Ohio governor’s supporters, Colonel Tom Moe, a Vietnam veteran and former POW, speaks against Donald Trump by paraphrasing Martin Niemoller’s famous “First they came” speech about the dangers of apathy in the face of Nazism. Show More Summary

The Refugee Issue Is a Religious Liberty Issue

Late last week, nonprofit and charitable organizations around Texas received a troubling letter from the executive commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Dated November 19, the letter instructs all refugee-related...Show More Summary

Beyond Gun Control

On a drizzly afternoon in January 2013, almost a month after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 first-graders dead, more than a dozen religious leaders assembled in Washington, D.C. They had been invited by the Obama administration to talk about what the country should do to address gun violence. Show More Summary

Food, Interrupted

The problem with food is we care too much. Take the example of Diane, a 48-year-old office manager who took part in a study of eating habits in 2010. She believed food was entirely about pleasure and imagination, a matter of “what I like and what I fancy,” she told an interviewer. Show More Summary

How China Conquered France’s Wine Country

In 1996, Chinese premier Li Peng surprised his audience at the National People’s Congress by toasting the Ninth Five-Year Plan with red wine: “Drinking fruit wines is helpful to our health, does not waste grain, and is good for social ethics,” he announced. Show More Summary

What Women Actually Say to Each Other

In most forms of entertainment, friendships—and conversations—between women are all too often portrayed as backstabbing, competitive, or simply perfunctory. There’s the withered cliché of the post-coital huddle-up promoted by “Sex and...Show More Summary

Think Campus P.C. Is Out of Control? Look at the Military.

To put political correctness on college campuses in some actual perspective—terrible scourge, or media hysteria?—it helps to look at another institution that houses and trains a lot of angry and hormonal 18- to 24-year-olds: the U.S....Show More Summary

The GOP’s Plan to Thwart the Paris Climate Conference

Republicans are trying to subvert their own government’s foreign policy on climate change. Next week, President Obama will fly to Paris for the U.N. Climate Change Conference, a meeting to work out a global agreement to reduce climate pollution. Show More Summary

The Choice Carol Had to Make

There is a scene in the beginning of Carol, Todd Haynes and Phyllis Nagy’s brilliant adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s second novel, The Price of Salt, where we see two women—the older, sophisticated Carol and the younger Therese—having evening tea in a New York hotel. Show More Summary

The Planet’s Worst Nightmare: A Republican White House

In the second Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton deflected a question about her electability with an observation that could apply to pretty much any issue in the presidential race. She noted “there are some differences among” the Democratic...Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Recipe for More Tamir Rices

As of today, Tamir Rice has been dead for a year. Of all the public horrors that police have perpetrated upon unarmed black people in the past few years, many of which we’ve witnessed on video, I feel a particular kinship to Tamir’s case because I was also once a 12-year-old black boy horsing around in a park in Cleveland. Show More Summary

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