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Immune Systems Need ‘Software’ Updates, Just Like Your Macbook

Larry Smarr, Founding Director, CALIT2, details the growing epidemic of children, especially those with gastrointestinal disorders, who were not exposed to the necessary microbiomes during the formative years of their immune systems.   Read more about Larry Smarr. Filmed at FutureMed, in February 2013, at Singularity...

Forget About Seat Belts, Self-Driving Cars Will Save Millions

Brad Templeton, Board Member, Foresight Nanotech Institute, explains the next great medical revolution, the self-driving car. Car accidents are the 7th leading cause of death in the US, but the advent of self-driving technology would significantly reduce the number of hospitalizations due to automobile accidents. Read more about Brad Templeton. Filmed at FutureMed, in February 2013, at Singularity...

How Valuable is an MD, MBA?

Have an idea but not quite sure how to see it to fruition? Having an MD alone may be more useful than you think to complete the process! But an MBA can offer 4 crucial “C”‘s towards successful business tactics. Arlen Meyers, MD, MBA, President and CEO of Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, weighs in:    ...

4 Reasons Why Intern Year Could Be Your Most Creative Stretch

Sandeep Jauhar, MD (www.sandeepjauhar.com) discusses his memoir, Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation, which is based on his life as a resident at New York Weill Cornell, one of the top teaching hospitals in New York City. Dr. Jauhar began writing for The New York Times during his internship, and Intern is the culmination of the stories and experiences from what many young physicians consider the most tumultuous and stressful time of their careers Read more about Sandeep Jauhar, MD. Click here for more about another terrific memoir by Dr. Jauhar, Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician.   Originally published...

4 Reasons Why Intern Year is Your Most Creative Time

Sandeep Jauhar, MD, discusses his memoir, Intern: A Doctor’s Initiation, which is based on his life as a resident at New York Weill Cornell, one of the top teaching hospitals in New York City. Dr. Jauhar began writing for The New York Times during his internship, and Intern is the culmination of the stories and experiences from what many young physicians consider the most tumultuous and stressful time of their careers. He gives 4 reasons why young doctors-in-training should record their experiences: 1) Everything you see is new and unique 2) You have a fresh perspective on what it means to be a doctor 3) It is a stressful, demanding environment 4) All this mixes into a creative maelstrom  ...

A Sad Day For Bacon…

According to Reuters, some of the country’s favorite foods seem to cause cancer!!! This can’t be good…   Nickelodeon   The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) just stated in a press release  that processed meats like hot dogs and bacon have been linked to causing cancer. How much processed meat would you need to eat in order to start having negative effects? Well, if you’re looking for a comparison, 50g/day (about one hot dog) has being linked to an 18% increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. The studies correlate most strongly to processed meats though and not fresh cuts of red meat. However, according to Reuters, some studies show that we have to be careful when eating red meat as well. Disney   What do we do now? Well, that is a great question. I believe that this information will take some time to settle in for everyone. It seems as though we might have to back off of the bacon wrapped everything trend that seems to have swept the country recently. Fox   Maybe we should just stick to chicken for the next barbeque…. Disney Feature Image by Pleated...

Teens Who Use Electronic Cigarettes Are More Likely to Start Smoking

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming increasingly popular among teens. A new study looks at whether younger teens who never smoked cigarettes and who begin using e-cigarettes might be more likely to go on to use conventional tobacco products. Researchers from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles surveyed more than 2,300 Los Angeles area high school students who reported never using tobacco products at the beginning of 9th grade. The students were surveyed again six months later and also when entering the 10th grade. In a comparison of teens who had used e-cigarettes to those who had not, the researchers found that those who had used e-cigarettes were four times more likely to have gone on to use conventional tobacco products, including cigarettes and cigars. The researchers acknowledge that their findings, while suggestive, cannot prove that e-cigarette use directly causes subsequent tobacco use. Click here to read the full report on the JAMA Network.  ...