Friday night in the emergency department is about what you’d think. It starts off slow: a middle-aged man with a middling pneumonia; an older nursing home resident with a urinary tract infection that is making her delirious

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The quest for firm answers is not what medicine is all about

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Miscommunication due to language barriers is a growing health care issue, and technologies to aid interpretation are racing to keep up

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“Guess what I’m thinking about” In the experiment, Rao and colleagues built upon previous research from their lab and others to design the brain-to-brain interface

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A conversation with Google’s in-house philosopher, Luciano Floridi

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As out-of-pocket costs for health care have risen, people are increasingly shopping for their medical care and comparing reviews. And younger consumers who have grown up on Yelp and Rate My Professors expect the same seamless, digital experience with health care that they have used in other aspects of their lives

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Doctors call it defensive medicine. They order extra tests, perform extra procedures or push for more office visits because they think that without them, they’re at greater risk of being sued. But studies don’t support the notion that this reduces their risk. What might help physicians avoid being sued is getting along better with their patients. Or at least, they could become better communicators

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Healthcare Too Costly?

May 21, 2015

Don’t fear telling your doctor. The financial strain of medical expenses is a tough conversation for many patients to initiate

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