PW PODCAST: Patient Education on Liver Cancer

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Andrea Wilson Woods, President, Founder, and Founding Director of Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Following is a summary of that interview: <div...

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Maybe We’re Not All Hanging in There. And That’s OK

A s a palliative care doctor in NYC during the beginning of the pandemic, my typical greeting response of “I’m fine” was speedily replaced with “I’m hanging in there.” It seemed slightly less false (because who’s really “fine”...

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Hepatitis B Screening Before Cancer Therapy

“Most patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection do not know that they currently have or have had the infection,” explains Andrew S. Artz, MD, MS. “In patients whose immune systems are weakened—for example, due to...

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The alarming frequency of errors in medical records

O ver the course of my 45 or so years in the business, I have noticed that many patient charts contain errors. I’ve never stopped to count them, but some investigators at five leading academic centers recently did. Of 22,889...

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Question: What do math and medicine have in common?

Answer: The way they are taught is out of date. A guy named Steven Levitt is tired of helping his teenagers with their quadratic equations and imaginary zeros. Because they will never use these skills again, he thinks teaching...

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