Editorials

 
 

Editorials

  • The Supreme Court and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 By upholding the "Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003," the Supreme Court interferes with a woman's access to the reproductive care most appropriate for her and meddles with a physician's ability.
  • Thanks to the Peer Reviewers of MedGenMed for 2003-2005 The editorial staff thanks the reviewers who've contributed their time to the journal.
  • Editorial in Response to "What Is Sham Peer Review?" The peer review system, originally meant to resolve quality problems in a collegial and confidential manner, is being converted into a weapon to shatter the careers of targeted physicians.
  • Abducens Palsy Following Spinal Anesthesia The only 2 factors that can reliably reduce the risk for PDPH are the caliber and type of spinal needle used for the procedure.
  • Healthcare Professionals and Dual Loyalty Mildred Z. Solomon, EdD, Associate Clinical Professor of Social Medicine, Medical Ethics & Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School, comments on healthcare professionals and dual loyalty.
  • Through a Different Lens: A Mother's Day Lament A 2003 poll by Penn, Schoen, and Berland shows that 78% favor universal media ratings as Thompson, Yakota, and others have proposed, and 70% want an independent group to do the ratings.
  • Physical Therapy for Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment goals for RA patients focus on early detection and intervention to minimize joint damage as early in the disease course as possible to help limit the need for surgical joint replacement.
  • Excerpts and Education The medium may have changed in the 50 years since Dr. Clifton K. Meador attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, but the messages have not.
  • Happy Birthday to Open-Access Publishing Pioneer MedGenMed We believe that it is inappropriate for a reader in a developed country whose tax money has paid for medical research to have to pay again to read the results of such research.
  • Improving the Quality of Care in Physician Office Practice Could the greatest barrier to quality improvement in American medicine be the local physician's office?
  • Polio and Policy Options Dr. William Foege contributes to the debate surrounding policy and programmatic options to be faced by countries following certification of eradication of poliomyelitis.
  • Uninvited, Unwelcome Medical Email Messages Are medical spam messages potentially harmful to patients' health?
  • Geographic Diseases -- A New Section in MedGenMed Fascinating cases present a sampling of the pathology encountered while caring for a people suffering under an oppressive burden of disease in one of the world's poorest regions.
  • The Pathologist of the Century -- F. William Sunderman A fellow pathologist examines the extraordinary life of Dr. Sunderman.
  • Medscape Select, our Friendly Clinical MEDLINE Medscape has developed a tool to narrow your MEDLINE searches.
  • HIV Testing: 20 Minutes, No Pretest Counseling The CDC is launching a new initiative to increase HIV testing and facilitate prevention of HIV infections.
  • Holding Our Breath Healthcare workers, inured to substandard and imprudent behavior from politicians, should strive to be America's moral compass now more than ever, according to William H. Foege, MD, MPH.
  • Foundation Report - A New MedGenMed Section MedGenMed launches a new section and a collaboration with the Lasker Foundation.
  • Top 10 Medical/Health Stories of 2002 Authors from 3 different countries highlight 10 of the most important experimental results, medical observations, public health occurrences, and policy reports that appeared during 2002.
  • Thanks to the Peer Reviewers of Medscape General Medicine A large portion of the success of Medscape General Medicine can be credited to the dedicated work of peer reviewers.