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First Week of Child Abuse Identification

I’ve completed the first week of my Child Abuse Identification elective here in New York City, and it’s certainly been an enlightening experience. Due to the nature of the elective, the stuff I have to say here isn’t exactly cheery, just to warn you. 1,168 more words

Travel

Is the GMO Crop Debate Over?

Everyone seems to be talking about the safety of GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, but a recent study shows that animals fed genetically modified crops are safe after all. 260 more words

Research

The second time is the charm!

My apologies to my dear readers for this late post.  I usually write about surgery and surgeons, but occasionally drift into other things..   I visited the new Clinica de Medellin facility in late July, but didn’t have time to write about it before now. 493 more words

Medellin

Ebola and the Case for Anthropology

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to grow, global fears are rising above the level of murmur.  Will the disease morph and become airborne?   409 more words

Anthropology

It Only Works if You Take It

When it comes to medication adherence, the bottom line was well summed up by the former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop when he said: “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.” If someone is sick, why wouldn’t they take their medication? 466 more words

Employer News

Ethics in Human Experimentation: A History

You have just been accepted into an honours or research program. Congratulations! You’re excited and raring to go to conduct your experiments. One thing in the way though: ethics. 746 more words

Medicine