Some wary of BWH fueled expansion of heart drug market

The trend toward giving drugs to healthy people deemed at risk for disease continues.  This troubles some, who think the risk reduction is not always worth a lifetime of possibly dangerous side effects.  Others see is as a way to use science not just to treat disease, but to prevent it. So, one doctor's prevention is another's "disease mongering."  … Continue reading Some wary of BWH fueled expansion of heart drug market

Face transplants for soldiers

The Globe reports this morning that the U.S. military is sending them a group of injured soldiers to  Brigham and Women's for face transplants. Many of the veterans with damage to their faces were injured by improvised explosive devices and are recuperating at Walter Reed. Although some have other injuries such as brain damage and missing limbs … Continue reading Face transplants for soldiers

Me, my mom, my kid and breast cancer + health reform reality checks

(I think technically that should say "My mom, my kid and I" but "me" sounds better here. ) Kaiser Health News has a good roundup of stories this morning on the response to the anti-health reform Teabaggers. The NY Times refers to a new WH web page called “Health Insurance Reform Reality Check.”  Also, will the La Leche … Continue reading Me, my mom, my kid and breast cancer + health reform reality checks