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Just Do It

By Brian Hill, MD

I have a big interest in Sports Medicine, and I was recently chatting with someone who is involved in the field.  We had a brief discussion on the topic of doping in athletics.  528 more words

Choices

A Saturday Exploring the Ethics of Medicine

Ethics is about making choices using reason.

From 8 AM – 5:30 PM this Saturday, I attended the Abigail Adams Institute Medical Ethics Seminar. I heard about it from my neighbor who is a palliative care researcher after a talk I attended on physician-assisted suicide (or death).

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Ten Digital Health Tensions Driving Innovation in Healthcare

By Dr. Christopher Wasden

The biggest failure in healthcare is that no one has ever considered the consumer (aka the patient) the customer. Consequently, all stakeholders such as governments, private payers, medtech and pharma companies, and providers almost always ignore consumer-oriented value propositions, and instead focus on creating and delivering their value propositions to one another. 774 more words

Wellness

Primary care and the opioid epidemic

By Kirsten Stoesser, MD

We know now that Prince died from an overdose of opioid pain medication. From pills prescribed to him by a physician for the treatment of chronic pain.   1,575 more words

Malignant

Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us, S. Lochlann Jain

            Part memoir part cultural analysis, Malignant tries to untangle the complicated relationship between cancer, institutional America, and people within and without the disease’s enigmatic aura. 526 more words

Summaries & Reviews

MedHums Creative Portfolio: Gemma Wilson

Next in our series introducing creative portfolios is Gemma Wilson, who graduated from the MSc in Medical Humanities in 2015. She is now a Lecturer in the School of Community Health and Midwifery at UCLan. 808 more words

Medical Humanities

Breastfeeding

There was never any question in my mind that I would breastfeed my children.  Not only did it seem to be logically the most natural and nutritive way to feed them, I looked forward to experiencing the profound bonding experience that was promised, the deep satisfaction of knowing that my body produced everything my baby needed to stay alive.  1,088 more words