Dr. Lee Berk studies the brain's response to humor, and explains how laughter supports health. Dr. Patch Adams is also featured.
Rather than assume that the culture we perpetuate is status quo, let us be open-minded enough to see its flaws and empowered enough to fix it.
Long held as the standard model for animal research, scientific advances have called the reign of lab mice into question
Functional Medicine is not a new specialty or modality, but an emerging consensus on causes and cures for disease, framed to promote healthy lifestyles and disease-preventing behaviors. Dr. Mark Hyman shares an overview.
You’ve been hearing about “Functional Medicine” — perhaps you saw Dr. Mark Hyman on a PBS special or you’ve read Dr. David Perlmutter’s bestseller Grain Brain or maybe you’ve heard about it from a friend—but you’re not sure how to find a local Functional Medicine doctor or practitioner. If you haven’t yet heard of Functional …
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More large systems incorporating functional medicine as part of their care models
Wondering what it is that a HIM does? You might be surprised at how wide-reaching and important this field really is!
We don’t talk much about passion in medicine anymore.
We often found inspiration for topics while traveling. This is because of the many ways that air travel and healthcare experiences are similar. Both focus on safety and employ highly trained people.
Consider these five tips for enhancing telemedicine visits as health care rapidly transitions to virtual health care delivery.
Reflective, empathic listening ultimately works far better than any amount of "splainin’" or venting to aggrieved parties.
Underrepresented minorities make up just 6 percent of U.S. physicians.
After publishing your research paper, the one thing you want most is for your paper to get maximum attention. Open access publishing can help you do that! Open access publishing has been shown to increase not only visibility but also citations of publishe...
There are aspects of who I am and what I cherish that I refuse to compromise for the sake of medicine.
Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine -- with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.
So what exactly is the relationship between precision medicine and predictive analytics? How do we get from personalizing care at the individual level?
Tiny, highly sensitive chips could replace otherwise invasive procedures and clunky machinery, while driving down the cost of testing and bringing health care closer to home.
Discover the real-life impact of entertainment and social media’s portrayals of medicine.
Technology is making it possible to tailor treatments to ever smaller groups of patients.