What Cancer Takes Away

April 8, 2019

Anne Boyer writes, “When I got sick, I warned my friends: Don’t try to make me stop thinking about death.”

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The hospital, especially during the holidays, crystallizes an unavoidable truth: There’s simply no substitute for being there

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On August 2nd, scientists achieved a milestone on the path to human genetic engineering. For the first time in the United States, scientists successfully edited the genes of a human embryo. A transpacific team of researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to correct a mutation that leads to an often devastating heart condition

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“I enjoy working out at the gym,” declares one profile. “To keep myself fit, I like to hike, bike and exercise,” says another. These comments aren’t part of a dating site. Rather, they come from physicians’ online profiles that prospective patients view when they are looking for a new doctor

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You wouldn’t want to be cared for by a doctor who doesn’t wash his or her hands. You wouldn’t want to be operated on with instruments that weren’t sterilized or stay in a hospital room that wasn’t cleaned regularly. Why would you want to be treated by a doctor wearing a white coat that hasn’t been washed in a week? Many white coats are covered in bacteria like MRSA – they are dirty

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Growing up with sickle cell disease, Carlton Haywood Jr, PhD, MA, learned early on just how important respect and trust are for patient-provider relationships. Now, through his studies, we are all learning more

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