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What Caused the Author of Moby Dick to Shrink an Inch and a Half?

John J. Ross, MD, instructor at Harvard Medical School, author of Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough: Medical Lives of Famous Writers, discusses the medical history of Herman Melville and his diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis. Read more about Melville’s ailments. Learn more about John J. Ross, MD and his latest work, Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough: Medical Lives of Famous...

Virtual Reality Behavioral Therapy

Jeremy Bailenson, the director for the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University, talks about the power of virtual reality technology to create behavioral change, especially in the challenging area of lifestyle modification. Filmed at FutureMed, in February, 2012, at Singularity...

House of God Author, Sam Shem, Produces Play on Alcoholics Anonymous

Samuel Shem, author of The House of God, delves into his motivations and inspirations for writing the internationally acclaimed play, Bill W. and Dr. Bob. The play tells the story of the extraordinary beginnings of Alcoholics Anonymous and its co-founders, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, who developed the organization out of a surprising revelation. The revenues and donations from the play will go to a national tour of medical and college campuses to address the epidemic of binge drinking. The show is currently playing at The Soho Playhouse in New York City. For tickets go...

Brain On Fire: The Illness that Baffled Doctors

As a 24 year old journalist in NYC, Susannah Cahalan was used to dealing with tough situations, but nothing could have prepared her for the life or death battle she was about to face with her own brain. In her month long hospital stay, doctors were unable to diagnose her illness, and she continued her descent into madness.  Finally, one doctor was able to diagnose her with a rare autoimmune disease anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.   Read more about Susannah’s journey in her bestselling book, Brain On Fire: My Month of...

A Prayer that Every AlmostDoc Should Know

John Abele, Co-founder & Director of Boston Scientific, explains how The Serenity Prayer applies to many things in life. He describes its importance and relevance in public health and personal medicine, as the prayer asks for wisdom that is useful in triaging. Read more about John Abele. Videotaped at FutureMed, in February, 2013, at Singularity University.   Featured image taken from Flickr | manoj...

Crohnology: Bringing Together a World of Crohn’s Patients

Sean Ahrens, co-founder of Crohnology, discusses how he brought a community of Crohn’s and Colitis patients together to share  their collective knowledge and track their disease. Sean was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease when he was 12 years old, and was inspired to create a platform where patients could learn from each other and collect data on western and alternative treatment options. Read more about Crohnology. Filmed at FutureMed, in February, 2013, at Singularity...

Jay Duker: What Does a Study on Twins Tell Us About AMD?

Jay S. Duker, MD, Director of the New England Eye Center, discusses the AREDS studies, which aimed to determine the causes of age-related macular degeneration and the modification of those risk factors found to be associated with the disease. Read more about the AREDS...