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Sep. 4, 2013 11:11 am
The Clinical Scenario It was one of those unusual clinics where I saw three similar cases in which the exact same issue surfaced and I was able to demonstrate in “real time” to residents in training with me in the care of the elderly. The first of the encounters was with a couple accompanied by two family members; the couple lived at home with some personal care help and each had some degree...  Read More
Jul. 22, 2010 11:41 am
Whether in health care, public spending, or any arena of life, solutions sometimes come when we re-imagine a problem. Consider this one. With an aging population, how can we address the rising costs and the burden on the health care system associated with chronic illnesses? That’s one of the burning issues facing system providers and policy makers these days. But I look at that question another...  Read More
Jun. 15, 2010 9:21 am
This month's PLoS Medicine p ublishes a paper describing the results of a very early drug discovery study. The nature of early drug development is to identify many promising compounds, only a small number of which eventually make it into routine treatment. Consequently, there are many more papers reporting promising leads in early drug development than ones that report efficacy in large clinical...  Read More to Shut Down Permanently on December 31, 2017

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