Didn't post until after yesterday's session, but FYI.
Health writers on both ends of 135 Morrissey Boulevard have been busy -- main Globe newsroom to STAT down the hall: From Stat; from the Globe business desk. Stat shared this story with the print edition of Globe today: Lam, a 22-year-old aspiring doctor, is part of the fast-growing industry of medical scribes working in hospitals … Continue reading April 26: Boston health news round up
Gooz News summarizes an article on the USPSTF recommendation on mammography from the evidence-based medicine group at Dartmouth. It is part of a group of commentaries on the topic in the Journal of the American Medical Association -- you need subscription or access via a library. Without screening, 3.5 of 1000 women in their 40s … Continue reading JAMA and Dartmouth on Mammograms <50
UMass Med School pediatrician, Darshak Sanghavi -- who also writes a column for Slate --trashes a new book on junk science by a noted New Yorker health writer in tomorrow's NY Times Book Review. (Note that the book was favorably reviewed by another Slate writer) ..(T)here are two ways to deal with scientific illiteracy: … Continue reading Book review: A coffee enema for a health writer
Update 10/15 The Globe reports on a hectic scence at one clinic. Patients swarmed a flu shot clinic yesterday at a Jamaica Plain pediatric office, overwhelming medical officials providing H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines for children. This from the state DPH: Although the H1N1 vaccine became available (and orders were placed) only late last week, … Continue reading H1N1 Vaccine arrives in Mass
The Times has a good story on the use of traditional healing in Western hospitals. I wrote a similar piece for The Boston Phoenix a few years back. From the Times At Mercy Medical Center in Merced, where roughly four patients a day are Hmong from northern Laos, healing includes more than IV drips, syringes and blood … Continue reading Hmong, Khmers and East meets West Medicine
From The Boston Globe Massachusetts health authorities took the unprecedented step yesterday of deputizing dentists, paramedics, and pharmacists to help administer vaccines against both the seasonal flu and the novel swine strain expected to make a return visit in the fall. From Mass DPH: We continue our busy summer of planning for the fall flu … Continue reading State on back-to-school flu issues