Ms. Marsa won't be here this week, but there will be a lot of talk on climate change. Monday Noon. "Methane: A Uniquely Difficult Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Problem." Robert Kleinberg. HKS: Bell Hall, Belfer Building. Details. Tuesday 1p. "Climate Change, Air Quality, and Human Health." Patrick Kinney. Harvard Global Health Institute, 42 Church St., Cambridge. Details, RSVP. … Continue reading Boston events, week of 3/19/18: Will climate change kill us? Find out this week.
When should doctors retire? Depends on the doctor. Two pieces about aging docs. One story from STAT, one column from the Globe. From Medscape: "There are many older physicians who have a wealth of experience and who are practicing very well, and the last thing on earth we want to do is discourage those physicians … Continue reading When should aging doctors retire? Does it depend on the doctor?
CANCELLED Tuesday 6p. "The 21st Century’s Technology Story: The Convergence of Biology and Engineering." Susan Hockfield. MIT: E51-335. Details, Abstract. Thursday 2p. "How Inkjet Printing Technology Can Defeat Multidrug- Resistant Superbugs." James E. Kirby. Wyss Institute, 3 Blackfan Circle, Rm. 521. Details, Abstract. 4p. "Towards Personalized Medicine Using Gut Microbiome and Clinical Data." Eran Segal. MIT: 32-141. Details. … Continue reading More health-related events this week in Boston, March 12
In order to separate these two babies, who were joined at the chest, one had to die. The doctors told their story to a group of health writers last year. One detail stood out: when the babies were rolled into the operating room, each one was holding a rattle. Free, but registration required.
4 p.m: "New Approaches for Finding Tiny Tumors: Towards Early Detection and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer." Angela Belcher. Dana Farber: Jimmy Fund Auditorium, 35 Binney St. Details.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts tracks not only what it spends on Medicaid, but total health care spending. Modern Healthcare reports on the variation in care spending recently identified by the in Massachusetts Health Policy Commission. The highest-cost providers in Massachusetts spent nearly a third more per patient than their lowest-cost peers, mirroring the widespread cost variation … Continue reading Why does Partners cost more than other #Massachusetts #hospitals? Price variation revealed in new report.
Pick of the week. Tuesday at 7: "Big Chicken." Maryn McKenna. Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave. Details. Mckenna is a clear, lively writer who owns this topic. Still time to get there Monday 2/26 11am"The Road to the Future is Paved with Data." John Quackenbush. Tufts: Ballou Hall, Coolidge Room. Details. Genomics has transformed biological … Continue reading 2/26 : Big chickens, big data and more. #Health and #medicined #events in #Boston this week