Category Archives: Commentary

What Do Millennials Want from the Health Care System?

Originally posted on March 18, 2014 By PAUL KECKLEY The 18-34 year old segment of our population is large, growing and important in our society. They are 80 million strong. Their attitudes, beliefs, values and actions are re-shaping the way every … Continue reading

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Physician Accounts from the Front Lines of the Syrian Conflict

By Coleen Kivlahan, MD Physician colleagues and their hospitals have been the targets of direct attacks during the past three years in Syria. According to UN war crimes investigators, Syrian forces have deliberately targeted hospitals, attacked field hospitals, and prevented … Continue reading

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Of Billionaires, Jellyfish, and Pond Scum: What Really Matters in the Debate Over the Future of Research

By Ann Bonham, PhD On March 15, 2014, The New York Times Sunday edition published a front page story by William J. Broad,“Billionaires with Big Ideas Are Privatizing American Science.”The piece drew nearly 500 comments on the Times’ website in … Continue reading

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Restorative Justice to Resolve Learner and Differential Mistreatment

By David Acosta, MD, FAAFP, and Paul G. Cunningham, MD, FACS Hospital behaviors that may have been tolerated in the past are clearly viewed differently now, and can no longer be accepted in the future. Any form of mistreatment negatively … Continue reading

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Start Early to Turn Medical Students into Latino Health Advocates

By Orlando Sola, Amelia MacIntyre, Bryce Spitze, and Ankeeta Mehta Minority populations historically have faced significant obstacles in accessing health care. Over the past six years, health care reform has dominated the attention of American politicians, yet Latino communities continue … Continue reading

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The Invincible Athlete: Why You Should Sign Up for Health Insurance Now

Originally posted on January 30, 2014 By Avi Giladi, MD Last week Kevin Ogar, a competitive athlete, coach, and certified CrossFit trainer, had an awful accident resulting in severe spinal cord injury. This occurred while he was performing a complex Olympic lifting … Continue reading

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Young, But Not Invincible

By Scott Wetzel Saturday is National Youth Enrollment Day. If you aren’t sure about purchasing health insurance, consider my situation. In early January of this year, I was struck with an illness that nearly ended my life.

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A System for Health

By Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho Picture: An AED in every room. A cardiac catheterization lab in every mall. And 200,000 more gastric bypass surgeons practicing in the United States. Absurd? Maybe. But if we continue down our current path … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution That Matters

By Joanne Conroy, MD Admit it: You made one or more New Year’s resolutions. Many of you committed to losing weight, working out more, and organizing your life. Any resolution that makes you healthier and happier is great. But have … Continue reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2013

In case you missed them, here is a roundup of our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013: 1. Proposed U.S. Allopathic and Medical Schools, by James E. Lewis, Ph.D. 2. Matching the Unmatched: The Role of the Medical Student Career Advisor, … Continue reading

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