Only someone who's been there knows what it's like to lie in a hospital emergency room, injured or sick, with an underlying substance use disorder. To better reach those patients and connect them to treatment, an innovative approach adopted by a group of hospitals and healthcare agencies in western Pennsylvania uses peer navigators who themselves are in recovery. The results have been impressive.
A biohybrid approach to building devices for restoring brain and nervous system function could solve problems inherent in the synthetic brain-computer interfaces currently in use. Research on "living electrodes" is still early but might eventually provide greater specificity and control in neuroprosthetics.
For global healthcare leaders, this piece examines how connected technologies can improve rural health in the U.S. Appears on the Future Health Index website of Philips.
A look at one of the largest genomic research projects being conducted globally--one that has already helped people discover potential deadly conditions. Geisinger Magazine Fall 2016
A young mother with a difficult cancer diagnosis feels her doctor is not connecting with her, or even seeing her as an individual. So she takes a big step.
"We would like a white doctor, please," said the parent of a pediatric patient to an African American physician. Discrimination and overt bigotry from patients is not often discussed among doctors or in medical school, yet many physicians experience it.
Chemobrain is real. It can affect anyone, but this study shows a higher risk in young women and black women being treated for breast cancer. | Living Beyond Breast Cancer, April 2017
A young woman with a new job, just off her parents' health insurance and on her first employer plan, receives a breast cancer diagnosis.
Everything from teaching methods to curriculum structure would change when the Jefferson College of Nursing undertook an ambitious plan to revamp its BSN program completely in just 13 months. Cover story, Thomas Jefferson University Review.
Refugees are often on their own to find primary care in the U.S. Now some medical schools and training hospitals are running refugee health clinics to bridge the gap between arrival and adjustment to the health care system. | AAMCNews, Jan. 2017
When young adults with medically complicated conditions acquired in childhood become too old for pediatric care, they and their families often have no where to turn. An innovative clinic helps these patients transition to integrated adult care. Geisinger Magazine
How some med schools are readying kids from rural, poor or underrepresented minorities for medical professions