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Sharing Results Of Medical Tests

Should patients be given their lab results, x-ray and MRI results and other potentially life-altering test results without a doctor’s consultation?

07/29/2013

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Goggles To Diagnose Strokes

We often have to do CT scans or MRIs to check for strokes but researchers at Johns Hopkins believe they have a much more simple bedside alternative.

03/13/2013

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The Value Of Technology In Medicine

I am a big fan of technology in medicine when it can be used effectively, but I have concerns when it drives up costs and may not be any better than less expensive tests that we already have.

09/17/2012

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A Human Benefit To Studying Fish

Researchers at Harvard are taking MRIs of the brains of fish in virtual-reality swimming systems and monitoring brain activity associated with movement for a better understanding of the human brain.

05/07/2012

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A New Resource For Medical Information

The American College of Physicians is teaming up with Consumer Reports to provide medical information regarding important medical topics that affect many of us.

04/24/2012

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Brain May Trick The Way We See

If you stare at a dim light bulb without moving your eyes for about ten seconds, and then look at a blank wall or ceiling, you will likely see an afterimage of the light. Your brain may be playing tricks on your eyes.

03/14/2012

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Does Brain Size Shrink Over Time?

Does a person’s brain shrink as they age?

10/24/2011

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Back Surgery: To Be? Or Not To Be?

If a person suffers from chronic back pain should they turn to surgery and, if so, what factors would argue in favor of surgery?

04/14/2011

Test Questions

In our medical world we have dozens of tests that we can order at any time. This is a great weapon in patient care but it can also be a problem.

01/21/2011

Studying The Brains Of Teen Bullies

Growing scientific research and better technology allows researchers to look closely at the brains of teens prone to bullying.

01/14/2011