Medical Education
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In Defense of Primary Care, and of Sub-Sub-Sub-Specialists

ElaineSchattner - March 31, 2011

An article in the March 24 NEJM called Specialization, Subspecialization, and Subsubspecialization in Internal Medicine might have some heads shaking: Isn’t there a shortage of primary care…

Thoughts on Geraldine Ferraro, and Myeloma
Public Health
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Public Health
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Thoughts on Geraldine Ferraro, and Myeloma

ElaineSchattner - March 28, 2011

Like many New Yorkers, feminists?, hematologists and other people, I was saddened to learn yesterday of Geraldine Ferraro’s death. The Depression-era born mother, attorney, criminal prosecutor, Congresswoman,…

Crowd-Sourcing a Medical Puzzle
Business
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Business
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Crowd-Sourcing a Medical Puzzle

ElaineSchattner - March 24, 2011

The Times ran an intriguing experiment on its Well blog yesterday: a medical problem-solving contest. The challenge, based on the story of a real girl who lives…

A Good Place to Find Information on Clinical Trials
Public Health
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Public Health
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A Good Place to Find Information on Clinical Trials

ElaineSchattner - March 23, 2011

If you’re thinking of participating in a clinical trial for cancer or any other medical condition, a good place to find out about the research is ClinicalTrials.gov.…