What Happens in Vegas…Can Be Used to Teach Costs of Care

Funded with a grant from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, Costs of Care has partnered with medical educators at Harvard Medical School and the University of Chicago (that would be us!) to start addressing this...

Dear Girl Scouts, I Love Your Cookies, But That’s The Problem

Dear Girl Scouts of America, I love your cookies. Samoas, Thin Mints, you name it, we love it. But that seems to be the problem. This morning I came across an article in MedCity News written by a cardiologist, Dr. John Mandrola,...

Seven Nerdy Costumes to Rock This Halloween

Do you usually throw on a white coat or some old scrubs and call yourself a doctor each Halloween? Well, it’s time to change things up. Here are seven costume ideas to spark your creativity. 1. Patch Adams In honor of Robin...

How Do You Save a Life with the ABCs?

Imagine you are walking down the street and you see two cars collide head-on right before your eyes. The fronts are crumpled, smoke is coming out of the vehicles, and airbags have been deployed. After confirming that the scene...

Fix the Bureaucracy Around HIPAA, Not the Law

By Mark Hay Something is broken in the way we protect and release electronic private health information—that is one thing no one will disagree with. It’s only natural that something should be broken given the tectonic shifts in...

What is “Good Medicine”?

An unexpected trip to the immediate care clinic in my neighborhood a few weeks ago left me pondering “good medicine” – what I like to call the administration of health care that addresses not just the physical, but also the...

Wink: Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle Through Your Smartphone

A new gadget has arrived on the scene that will enable women to have more control over their fertility through fast and convenient menstrual cycle tracking. Kindara’s Wink is an oral thermometer that synchronizes with an...

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