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 ›
Health Alert – November: Increasing Awareness of Diabetes Risk in Ethnic Communities
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 ›
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
The Dangers of Second-Hand Smoke Smoking and Diabetes Effects of Smoking on Women Infographics: Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Markey Wins!!! Thank You Massachusetts Voters!
Image Credit: Dorkina Myrick, M.D., Ph.D.
Ed Markey: The Right Choice for Medicine, Science, the Senate, and America
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 ›
The Twitterverse…DNA Patents Denied, Oral Sex and HPV, and EHRs: Top Tweets for June 7-14, 2013
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 ›
Tornadoes and Trauma: Injury Risks and How to Prevent Them
Consider the following scenarios: 1) You are sitting at home on a bright, clear sunny day, or 2) You are driving down the road, or 3) You are shopping in one of those big box stores, or 4) You are… Read More ›
The Ugly Truth – NIH Budget Cuts, Dispirited Scientists, and Patients in Peril
Image: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infects a T-cell. Sequestration will cut funding for HIV research, testing, and treatment. (Image Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) I discussed the effect of sequestration on funding at the National Institutes of Health… Read More ›
April Showers Bring May Flowers and Avon Walkers
April showers bring May flowers and Avon walkers. Well, at least it seems that way. This past weekend, D.C. was awash in a sea of pink as mile after mile was hiked in the name of one common cause: the… Read More ›
Toss the Bunny. I’ll Keep the Egg.
….The chocolate bunny, that is. No doubt, the health benefits of dark chocolate have long been touted for a healthy heart. However, the ingested calorie load effectively cancels out any supposed health benefit. Easter may be gone, but the calories… Read More ›