From the Editor

 
 
  • Guest Editorial: Magic Bullets and Economic Realities -- Part 1 In a healthcare environment where so many issues have turned topsy-turvy, rather than asking who would fit the bill, many were first asking who would foot the bill.
  • Stem Cell Research and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Are stem cells a dream come true for those with ALS? Or are they something less? The answer to both questions may be "yes."
  • Guest Editorial: Treading Water in Clinical Neurology Neurologists are caught in the ever-tightening squeeze between higher overhead and the shrinking reimbursements of cognitive specialists.
  • June 2004: Mad Cows and Editors In the wake of the mad cow scare last December, were my questions about the nature of prions, transmission, cattle feed, scrapie, and the meat supply really that unreasonable?
  • New Content, New Topics Fill Buckets to Overflowing So far, 2004 is shaping up to be the "Year of the Brain" at Medscape, with quite a few new features joining old favorites.
  • Mind Over Matter -- How Human Nature Will Save Us From Ourselves With neuroscientists and marketers now studying the brain's "buy buttons," will human desires, motives, preferences, and indeed our brains, become ever easier to manipulate?
  • October/November 2003: Reefer Madness Is a grandmother with cancer who smokes pot a criminal? What about a talk-show host with an opiate addiction? Pain-relief practices and regulations need reevaluation by the larger medical community.
  • August/September 2003: Community The worldwide Medscape community transcends politics, borders, economics, and egos, and facilitates patient-focused medical practice.
  • June/July 2003: Bad News and Good in the Information Age The media's widespread dissemination of health information has a profound effect on the world of medicine.
  • April/May 2003: Tell Me, Does Size Matter? We invite your comments on what would make Medscape's neurology conference coverage most useful to your practice or research interests.
  • January/February 2003: Pain, Revisited A previous column on pain management elicited a huge response that promises to be just the beginning of an ongoing discussion.
  • December 2002: A Fantastic Voyage With "The Decade of the Brain" behind us, we are now embarking on "The Decade IN the Brain."
  • The Problem of (Managed) Pain Decades after the first calls for improved pain management and its subsequent iterations, we are still where we've always been with pain management -- suspicious, impatient, and ineffective.
  • A Brief History of Medscape as I Know It The Medscape Publisher's Circle was an idea that should have failed, except it didn't.
  • September 2002: Let Our Fingers Do the Walking A site within a site is right here, at your fingertips.
  • Balancing the Buzz This first column from the site editor examines the ways that we separate hype from fact in Medscape's meeting coverage.