Are More Physicians Cherry-Picking Patients?As the healthcare system moves toward paying doctors on the basis of outcomes and care budgets, some physicians are thinking twice about which patients they'll accept. Is this ethical? You decide.
SchizophreniaResults from a meta-analysis of case-control studies demonstrate that altered glucose homeostasis is present from illness onset, showing a direct link between schizophrenia and the development of diabetes.
Colon CancerA study in patients with colorectal adenomas found that single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in vitamin D pathway genes may affect the preventive benefit of vitamin D3 supplementation.
Eric J. Topol, MDDirector, Scripps Translational Science Institute; Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health; Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute; Senior Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California; Editor-in-Chief, Medscape