NEJM: MGH doc and med student get real on clinical clerkships

From the New England Journal of Medicine:  This Perspective article about the effect of the clinical clerkships on the professional development of medical students was written from the alternating perspectives of a teacher and long-time clinician, Katharine Treadway, and a third-year medical student, Neal Chatterjee, who is now an intern in internal medicine. It ain't … Continue reading NEJM: MGH doc and med student get real on clinical clerkships

MIT conference video: Conquering Cancer through Science and Engineering

Videos from the March 16 conference. Part one includes: Opening and Welcome David A. Mindell PhD ’96, Chair, MIT150 Steering Committee and Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing and of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT Susan Hockfield, President, MIT Tyler Jacks, Director, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and David H. … Continue reading MIT conference video: Conquering Cancer through Science and Engineering

Event this week: Social media and health

Don't get enough of virtual Dr. Kevin -- the NH doc billed as "social media's leading physician voice"? See him in person in Boston this Friday. Sponsored by Racepoint, a  Boston PR company which is -- take a deep breath --"... defining the new model of communications through an unrivalled understanding of the evolution of traditional and … Continue reading Event this week: Social media and health

Maine town fights for the right to raw milk, local poultry

It seems the raw milk debate has bubbled up with the local foods movement. Some people think unpasteurized milk is healthy. Most states ban it for fear of  dangerous bacteria. David Gumpert, who has chronicled the push for unpastuerized milk, reports on a Maine town that wants to be exempt from state and federal regarding food production. Citing America's … Continue reading Maine town fights for the right to raw milk, local poultry

Health writers honor reporting from the Globe and WGBH #boston #health

 Lots of organizations give out journalism awards, but these count. The Association of Health Care Journalists this year honors amazing reporting on organ trafficking, end-of-life care, dying hospitals and elder abuse. The list of winners is inspirational.   The beat reporting prize goes the Boston Globe’s Kay Laser. Well-deserved. From the site.  Kay Lazar's 2010 … Continue reading Health writers honor reporting from the Globe and WGBH #boston #health

Harvard prof in New Yorker story on childhood trauma and health

Jack P. Shonkoff of Harvard's  Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University gets a mention in this week's New Yorker story "The Poverty Clinic." The story profiles a San Franciso doctor who is trying to address the childhood  neglect, abuse and trauma that trigger health problems later in life. Shonkoff is noted as a leader in this area, having edited … Continue reading Harvard prof in New Yorker story on childhood trauma and health

Harm reduction: Drinking tips to get you through St. Patty’s Day

  Enjoy St. Patricks Day but don't be a fecking eedjet.  The Globe offer tips on how to drink without wrecking your health, ruining your diet or killing your friends. Our favorite drinking delusion from the list: "Thinking you can't get drunk at a sporting event." Dedicated the people who usually sit behind me at … Continue reading Harm reduction: Drinking tips to get you through St. Patty’s Day