The American Resident Project, sponsored by ThinkAnthem, is a platform for future physician leaders – medical students, residents and physicians newly in practice – to connect, explore ideas for transforming American health care delivery, and exchange their views with other health care providers and opinion leaders across the country. READ MORE
From the well-known senses like sight and smell, to more obscure ones like proprioception (your body’s sense of how it is positioned), these abilities are crucial parts of navigating all aspects of our lives.
We have all seen the statistics; America is an aging country. The baby boomer generation is retiring and families are having fewer and fewer children. In health care, we often hear about this issue in the context of an inadequate health care work force.
I was recently watching a PBS Frontline episode that featured well-known doctor and author Atul Gawande. He has written about topics such as medical errors and the use of checklists in medicine. His most recent book, Being Mortal, addresses one of the most difficult topics in medicine: end-of-life care.
People say that fashion repeats itself. What was hip in the 1990s will probably make its way back in 2015. No one has ever said that about medicine, yet here we are diagnosing measles years after the CDC declared it eliminated from the United States in 2000.