Cycling helps this patient with a sarcoma

by Kristina Fiore

Jennifer Goodman Linn, 39, has been through five surgeries and six rounds of chemotherapy since 2004, trying to control the sarcoma that keeps growing in her abdomen.

Goodman Linn has what her doctors call a rare form of a rare cancer — an MFH sarcoma, also known as an undifferentiated high grade pleiomorphic sarcoma. It’s remained confined to her retroperitoneal …

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Tips for patients during an emergency department visit

An excerpt from Treat Me, Not My Age: A Doctor’s Guide to Getting the Best Care as You or a Loved One Gets Older.

by Mark Lachs, MD

Over my twenty-five-year medical career, the route by which people are admitted to the hospital for an overnight stay has subtly evolved in ways that most patients (and even many doctors) may not realize. Specifically, the proportion of patients who …

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Doug Farrago in the New York Times and a Tough Medicine demo video

Congratulations to the Placebo Journal’s Doug Farrago, recently profiled in the New York Times.

The piece highlights his work at blending humor and medicine, as well as his attempt at getting a family physician-based reality show off the ground.  A Supernanny, of sorts, for primary care.

Here’s a demo for the show, called Tough Medicine.  Enjoy, and best of luck Doug.

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Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, panelist video interviews

On September 16, 2010, I attended Fact or Fiction: ADHD in America, a Capitol Hill Forum, along with Val Jones of Better Health and Rob Lamberts of Musings of a Distractible Mind.

The event, coinciding with ADD/ADHD Awareness Week, was a panel discussion discussing the impact ADHD has on our society.

It was sponsored by Shire, in partnership with the Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) and the Lab School of Washington [Disclosure: …

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ACP: Primary care education and training: Time for change?

A guest column by the American College of Physicians, exclusive to KevinMD.com.

by John Tooker, MD, MBA, MACP

The Annals of Internal Medicine recently published an article by Mullan and colleagues on the social mission of medical schools. In the article, medical schools were ranked on their record of educating and training physicians to care …

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