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  • Prioritize university research [Commentary]

    Prioritize university research [Commentary]
    If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
  • Family hopes genome test will help cure girl's mystery disease

    Family hopes genome test will help cure girl's mystery disease
    Honors student Lilly Grossman sat propped up daintily in an armchair in her family's sunny living room, talking about what it was like being homecoming princess of her junior class. The night of the game — a come-from-behind victory for the La...
  • Replace a medicine cabinet

    From its humble beginning as a basic metal utility cabinet to store makeup and medicine, the medicine cabinet today is finely constructed with convenient features. A favorite of ours is one with a mirror on the back wall of the cabinet and another...
  • Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader

    Tropical fruit health claims intrigue reader
    Q: I have a question about a fruit from St. Lucia.  It is supposed to have cancer fighting properties and is delicious, according to my best friend.  Her boyfriend is from St. Lucia and she has had the fruit there and wonders about what a good source...
  • The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic

    The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic
    Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti-vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum.) It comes from a Council on Foreign Relations interactive map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014. A couple of...
  • The Kid's Doctor: Children can develop shingles

    I recently treated a 2-year-old with a most interesting history who subsequently developed a weird rash. Oddly enough, I'd read an article shortly after seeing this child that described his case perfectly. I only wish I'd seen the story a week earlier....
  • The Kid's Doctor: Whether we like it or not, viral illnesses are typical this time of year

    We're starting off 2014 in the throes of a lot of viral illness. This is typical, with January and February notorious months for the peak of flu, RSV and common colds. Despite the historic statistics, my patients, their parents and even my friends...
  • Cigarettes burning a hole in your pocket? Set a path to Quit Day

    Source: Loyola University Medicine whatdoctorsknow.com A recent cigarette tax hike in Illinois is making smoking dangerous to people's physical and financial health. The additional economic pressures are compelling people to quit smoking. In fact, 70...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Treatment varies depending on the cause of ear congestion

    Q: I have recurrent ear congestion. What causes it? How can I treat it? A: The middle ear -- found behind the ear drum -- contains air. This air is normally able to enter and exit through the eustacean tube. This is a small canal between the middle ear...
  • Abbott 4Q profit climbs, but revenue falls short

    Abbott 4Q profit climbs, but revenue falls short
    Abbott Laboratories on Wednesday reported weaker-than-expected revenue for the second consecutive quarter, as sluggish sales of its generic pharmaceuticals and continued effects of an overseas recall of its baby formula last summer continued to drag on...
  • Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford report: Another day, another drunken rant
    Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is back in the news, as usual, for all the wrong reasons. On Monday someone shot a surreptitious video of Ford, appearing drunk of out his mind at a suburban Toronto diner, spewing obscenities in a pseudo-Jamaican...