Patient Advocacy

Should We Mourn the Dying Art of the Physical Exam?

Should We Mourn the Dying Art of the Physical Exam?

The jury is still out. Evidence-based medicine promises fast, accurate diagnoses. Does it truly deliver on its promise? Why would a physician continue the “archaic” practice of the so-called “physical”? Consider: A women is admitted to the E.R. with breathing difficulty and seizures. A CT scan reveals advanced cancer in both breasts which has...

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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week: March 14-20

MS is not a rare disease, but unless you or one of your loved ones is afflicted, chances are you don’t know very much about this neurologic illness. Researcher are still not certain what causes it; the symptoms are often sub-clinical; it is not easily diagnosed. Healthcare consumers often consult with multiple physicians before...

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Yet Again Music Demonstrates its Power for Healing…

The skills involved in listening to music, and reading music notation, are directly applicable to the training of medical students as they study cardiac rhythms and patterns.  The Lancet elaborates:

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