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Jul 28, 2014

‘Teen Mom 2′ Sneak Peek: Leah’s New Medication Causes Side Effects

Leah starts to take some medicine to help with her anxiety, but the side effects are making the mom of three upset...

Jul 28, 2014

The New Health Care: The Problem With 'Pay for Performance' in Medicine

The idea is intuitively appealing: Reward doctors for positive outcomes, not per procedure. But it doesn't seem to work as well as hoped...

Jul 30, 2014

Why is there not yet a cure for Ebola?

In the age of modern medicine, scientists are feverishly working to find a cure for the deadly Ebola virus, which can kill up to 90% of those it infects...

Jul 30, 2014

Dutch Investigation Finds Serious Flaws In Influential New England Journal Of Medicine Study

Erasmus Medical Center says it has wrapped up its investigation of Don Poldermans, the disgraced cardiology researcher who was fired for research misconduct. The full extent of the misconduct has never been known, and from an examination of the Erasm...

Jul 31, 2014

When Money Motivates Cancer Treatment Options

Last week, Dr. Pearl kicked off a three-part series on economic biases in medicine. His first installment revealed how money motivates bias in medical research. Today’s article follows the money trail to expose a different form of bias. And it's one ...

Jul 29, 2014

Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Third of All Med School Grads

With a looming shortage of M.D.s, osteopathic medicine is shedding its second-tier image. And yes, D.O.s are real doctors...

Jul 23, 2014

Homeopathic Environmentalism Informs Opposition To Fracking

When my daughter was in elementary school, she asked me about a display of homeopathic medicine, and I explained that it was medicine without any actual medicine in it. She digested this for a few moments, then replied, "That’s really stupid." Which,...

Jul 28, 2014

The New Health Care: The Problem With 'Pay for Performance' in Medicine

The idea is intuitively appealing: Reward doctors for positive outcomes, not per procedure. But it doesn't seem to work as well as hoped...

Jul 26, 2014

Camps are open, training rooms will get busy

Injuries come frequently despite advances in safety, sports medicine and trainin...

Jul 28, 2014

What do we know about Ebola so far?

Ebola has already killed more than 600 people across Africa, and it's only continuing to spread. We asked Dr. Katrik Chandran, an associate professor of microbiology and immunology and the Muriel Block Faculty Scholar in Virology at Albert Einstein C...