Calling All Twentysomethings: Your DNA Could Help Cure Disease
Dr Jonathan Kay discusses the importance of biobanks in advancing basic science research and the need for more and younger people to provide samples.
A Tricky Case of Arm Pain and a Swollen Ear
A 52-year-old woman's symptoms initially suggest polychondritis, but a viral infection could be to blame. Dr Stephen Paget shares the case details.
Arteritis or Not?
Crack the case of a 63-year-old woman with soreness, stiffness, and jaw and scalp pain, but a negative ESR and temporal artery biopsy. Is it arteritis?
Obesity, OA, and the Need for Knee Replacement
Dr Deane reviews and discusses a study that looks at the relationship between increasing body mass index and knee replacement among patients with osteoarthritis.
HPV Vaccines Work, So Why Aren't Doctors Recommending Them?
Many women die each year from preventable cervical cancer, yet doctors aren't urging their younger patients to get vaccinated--possibly to avoid awkward discussions about STDs, an ethicist says.
Three Grand Books: Genetics, Life and Death, and Humankind
Eric Topol summarizes three important, recently published books that focus on topics relevant to physicians and medical students.
Eric J. Topol, MD
Director, 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