Three-Continent Comparison of Medical Education

Three-Continent Comparison of Medical Education

Posted by  | Asia Pacific, Collaboration, Europe, Latin America, Medical Education

By Rebecca DiBiase   I recently completed my master’s degree in public health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Through the help of two projects I worked on during my master’s degree, I rediscovered a niche in the field of global health that I find particularly unique and exciting: international medical education. I initially(...)

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House Calls and Health Care Today

House Calls and Health Care Today

Posted by  | Care Providers, Collaboration, Health System Sustainability, Patient Care, Patient Safety

By Mary Myers Traditional hospitals today account for about a third of all medical spending—an incredible $1.1 trillion. However, during this era of consolidation across health care, we are seeing a steep decline in inpatient facilities. In fact, 20 percent fewer hospitals are operating in the United States than 35 years ago, and they are(...)

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Talking Turkey on Cancer Care

Talking Turkey on Cancer Care

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Europe, Patient Care, Patient Safety

By Dr. Hişam Alahdab Anadolu Medical Center—an acute-care hospital on the outskirts of Istanbul—recently became the first health care institution in Turkey and the region to earn accreditation from the Organization of European Cancer Institutes (OECI) as a clinical cancer center. The OECI is the only organization recognized in Europe for the high standards of(...)

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WeChatting What’s Best in Children’s Cancer Care

WeChatting What’s Best in Children’s Cancer Care

Posted by  | Academic Medicine, Asia Pacific, Clinical Program Development, Patient Care, Research

Johns Hopkins scientists cracked the genetic code for cancer and deciphered the genome of more cancer types than any other research team in the world—among numerous achievements in oncology. These discoveries helped revolutionized how we diagnose and treat pediatric cancers. Johns Hopkins Children’s Center provides one of the nation’s Top 10 pediatric cancer programs, according(...)

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Before You Send In Your Saliva

Before You Send In Your Saliva

Posted by  | Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Precision Medicine, Research

Direct-to-consumer genetic tests are popular. For a few hundred dollars, companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA promise information about disease risk for customers and their children, details about ancestry, and insights about personal characteristics—like why you may think cilantro tastes like soap. It’s a simple process. Customers just pay, sign a waiver, and send in a(...)

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From Pedometers to Precision Care

From Pedometers to Precision Care

Posted by  | Collaboration, Health Innovation, Medical Technology, Patient Care, Precision Medicine, Research

By Dr. James Aw The patient, in his early 20’s, was clinically depressed and struggled with sleep. His family physician prescribed him an antidepressant and medication to treat his insomnia. But his mood wasn’t lifting, and his sleep wasn’t improving. He had difficulty at school and was on a waiting list to see a psychiatrist.(...)

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Prologue to a Research Success Story

Prologue to a Research Success Story

Posted by  | Clinical Program Development, Collaboration, Medical Education, Middle East, Research

Why do medical researchers report their findings? One primary reason is it promotes an exchange for ideas. When you read a research article or listen to a research presentation, you typically learn something new about disease diagnosis or management. And it’s a two-way street: Investigators often also learn something from the audience’s comments, which can(...)

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