Tag Archives: Medicine

How Medicine Became the Stealth Family-Friendly Profession – The New York Times

Britni Hebert was chief resident, on track for a career in the highly demanding field of oncology, when she found out she was having twins. “Everything kind of just tilted on its head,” she said. She couldn’t imagine 80-hour workweeks with two newborns at home, while her husband was doing an equally intensive radiology fellowship.… Read More »

Is Medicine Overrated? – Scientific American

For years I have ranted about the flaws of medicine, especially when it comes to mental illness and cancer. But my complaints are mild compared to those of Jacob Stegenga, a philosopher of science at the University of Cambridge. In Medical Nihilism, published by Oxford University Press, Stegenga presents a devastating critique of medicine. Most treatments, he argues, do… Read More »

Precision medicine as a way to improve oncology care — and potentially drive down drug costs

Broadly defined, precision medicine is about the personalization of care. Yet on a practical level, precision medicine can take on different forms in different subspecialties in healthcare. In modern oncology care, it’s largely about getting the right drugs to the right patient at the right time. There’s also some early evidence that more efficient targeted… Read More »

Video shows thief taking boy’s $40K cancer medicine off porch, mother says – WQAD Moline

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Video shows thief taking boy’s $ 40K cancer medicine off porch, mother says  WQAD Moline LAS VEGAS – The mother of a child with a rare cancer is scrambling to replace his chemotherapy medicine after someone swiped it right off their front porch of … "Medicine|Pharmacology" – Google News