I am just about coming to the end of the murky, potholed road that is the medical school application process, and as I limp through these final few steps I think it’s appropriate to look back and think about what kind of process this is, and what it says about medicine as a profession. 1,372 more words
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Yesterday I attended a panel discussion at Duke University Medical Center: “Population Health: An Informal Conversation with National Leaders.” The panel was made up of steering committee members from A Practical Playbook – a joint initiative of the CDC, de Beaumont Foundation and Duke Community & Family Medicine. 209 more words
I was delighted to read this article in the April 16th edition of the Toronto Star that informs the public about the link between poverty and health and hopefully promotes healthcare literacy about the Social Determinants of Health (a topic I explored in my posting Introducing The Aggregate Patient – shortlink to that is: … 938 more words
This is a very disturbing though not surprising article from Nature News.
“The stress of growing up poor can hurt a child’s brain development starting before birth, research suggests — and even very small differences in income can have major effects on the brain. 193 more words