Dorkina Myrick, MD, PhD “Some experts say we are moving back to the pre-antibiotic era. No. This will be a post-antibiotic era. In terms of new replacement antibiotics, the pipeline is virtually dry. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an… Read More ›
Various ethnic groups experience higher rates of diabetes incidence and prevalence than the general population. Learn more about the risks and ways to help prevent the disease from the statistics here (Click on each infographic to enlarge): Mexican-Americans Have a… Read More ›
World Hepatitis Day is July 28, 2014. The World Hepatitis Alliance has posted “Fast Facts” about hepatitis, along with more specific information about hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, (via the World Health Organization (WHO) website), and hepatitis E.
Voter Canvassing in Cambridge, Massachusetts – Saturday, June 22, 2013 Image Credit: Dorkina Myrick, M.D., Ph.D. Today is election day in Massachusetts. Voters head to the polls to select either Democratic Congressman Ed Markey or Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez in a race… Read More ›
Thursday, June 13, 2013: Finally! A ruling in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. et al. Biotechnology company Myriad Genetics claimed exclusive rights to patents for ovarian and breast cancer DNA that it had isolated and genetically altered. However,… Read More ›
PolicyKina excerpt from “To Market, to Market: Federal Funding for Health Exchange Implementation“: “The Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a. Health Insurance Exchange) will be open for enrollment beginning October 1, 2013, and people in the United States will be able to… Read More ›
PolicyKina Excerpt: “Mortgaging Your Life: The Hidden Costs of Medical School Loans.” Image Credit: Dreamstime.com/Eti Swinford “I recently tweeted about a blog post, ‘The High Cost of Profiting from Student Loans,’ that discusses the tens of billions of dollars in profits that the… Read More ›