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...

This is Literally the Coolest Stuff You Can Do with Your Hands

Sick of all the wires, hand cramps, and bad back posture? The days of slouched, two-dimensional wired computing may soon be a thing of the past. The gesture motion breakthrough that is Leap Motion offers the opportunity for use...

Learning Anatomy Through Painting on Human Body

Remember the Will Ferrell SNL skit “Sculpture Class”? Besides a good laugh, the skit might have also provided some inspiration to one medical school professor. Dr. Claudia Diaz, Professor of Anatomy at RMIT...

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