A Commentary on Medical Education

by Lauren Claus The practice of medicine is filled with intimate and delicate moments; physicians are entrusted with tasks such as delivering a painful diagnosis, encouraging a patient to embark on a weight loss program, or calming the anxieties of new parents-to-be. These situations all require strong interpersonal skills, a comforting demeanor, and a deepContinue reading “A Commentary on Medical Education”

Alternative Medicine and Patient Self-Care

by Lauren Claus Although the words “health care” typically evoke images of doctors and drugs, many people nowadays see yoga teachers and acupuncture specialists, as well as physicians, to meet their needs. In the United States, 38% of adults and 12% of children use some form of complementary and alternative medicine, which is defined asContinue reading “Alternative Medicine and Patient Self-Care”

How Leukemia Cells Remodel Bone Marrow

by Lauren Claus Approximately 254,000 United States citizens currently have leukemia, a type of cancer in which abnormal blood cells, such as white blood cells, crowd and interfere with normal bone marrow function (1). Despite the range of treatments, including chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants, it is estimated that 7.1 out of 100,000 adults dieContinue reading “How Leukemia Cells Remodel Bone Marrow”