This exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, coming to UMass Medical in the fall: Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn! Comics and medicine? LIbrarian Matt Noes explains after a session at Harvard Medical School.@NoetheMatt https://t.co/tAQ8n09Rh7 pic.twitter.com/jdsUQhPJ4Z — Tinker Ready (@tinkerrr) July 24, 2018 A few recommendations from Noes The Bad Doctor Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: … Continue reading Can comics help us heal? Graphic medicine exhibit comes to UMass Med in the fall.
I could not help thinking about my friend Caroline Dopyera when I was working on this story. She died in 1997 from ovarian cancer, not long after this picture was taken. She was an energetic science writer who came to The News & Observer on a AAAS fellowship and stayed on. This picture was taken … Continue reading Writing about ovarian cancer and missing a friend — and science writer –who died from it.
Troy Brennan spoke at an event in Boston on digital health and aging Wednesday. He emphasized that the merger between CVS and Aetna has yet to be approved. But, he outlined the CVS plan to offer more than urgent care. Troyen A. Brennan MD, Exec.VP and CMO of CVS about to speak on" Health Retail … Continue reading CVS CMO outlined a plan for “complementary primary care.” You’ll be able to get it in your neighborhood drug store.
Deborah Kotz, the Globe's Daily Dose health blogger for the past four years, has taken a buy-out and that Daily Dose will be archived. We'll miss Kotz. While often stuck fielding the barrage of journal studies coming out of Boston medical centers, she always managed to avoid disease-of-the week reporting. Some stories just confuse readers. But writers who skip … Continue reading Daily Dose archived, health blogger Kotz leaves “The Boston Globe”
What is up with the Framingham Heart Study? That long-running research project has been tracking the cardiac health of hundreds of local folk for decades. (The algorithm used to estimate the 10-year risk of heart disease is called the "The Framingham Risk Score.") A story and a blog post recently reported woefully about a 40 percent sequester … Continue reading Don’t have a hot attack: Framingham Heart Study carries on
Former Medicare chief Donald Berwick was present both on and off the screen for a Thursday Martha’s Vineyard showing of a new film on the health care system. Berwick, who spends part of his summer in Chilmark, was fresh off an interview with WBUR’s On Point call-in show. So, he was ready to comment on the … Continue reading BHN Report: On MV, Berwick takes a break from his break to comment on Ryan Medicare plan, new film
The Countway Library at Harvard Medical School has a twitter account listing the books Harvard students, docs and profs return. Here are a few samples. "Cooper:Therapy dog" seems popular, as do books by Paul Farmer of Partners in Health. For more see @HMSreturns. History, memoir and colons Medieval technology and social change by Lynn Townsend White http://bit.ly/cuu1A8 Alfalfa … Continue reading What are #Harvard docs and #medical school students reading? Countway tweets tell all #library
The Times' "Profiles in Science" feature seems to favor Harvard types. Today's offers a video and story on cognitive psychologist Elizabethe Spelke. If you've had a baby in the Boston area any time in the past 15 years or so, you probably got a letter from a lab like hers asking if scientists could use your tot for research. (We … Continue reading New York Times profiles Harvard cognitive psych prof Elizabeth Spelke and BHN baby enrolls in one of her experiment
Here in Boston, researchers have looked into that most pressing of St. Patrick’s Day health questions: Is Guinness really good for you? Red wine gets all the press, but Tufts researchers found a positive association between beer and bone density. For this edition of the Health Wonk Review, we take a a look at the Irish Times and … Continue reading Health Wonk Review: Wearing the Green for the St. Patrick’s Day Edition
While health reform may not be at the top of their agenda, some of the Occupy Boston protesters down at Dewey Square had no problem linking the high cost of medical care to their complaints about Wall Street. Some support Obama’s reforms; others called for a single payer system. But, nearly everyone interviewed had universal health … Continue reading Occupy Health Care: Boston protesters say Wall Street makes them sick