What is “health”? A useful definition comes from the World Health Organization: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” “Wellness” refers to … Continue reading Public Health – Concepts of Health and Its Determinants: By Natalie Lovesey M.D.
the exponential development and democratization of genomic technologies open new doors for healthcare they also brought new challenges such as privacy security and proper interpretation of patient’s data the mission of Sofia genetics is to … Continue reading The democratization of Data-Driven Medicine
Confidentiality is a key component of the patient-physician relationship. Patients who believe that their health information will remain confidential are more likely to provide doctors with more accurate information, which in turn will lead to … Continue reading Legal and Ethical Aspects of Medicine – Confidentiality: By Nelson Chan M.D.
In medicine the term evidence-based causes more arguments than you might expect and that’s quite apart from the recent political controversy over why certain words were avoided in CDC budget documents. The arguments don’t divide … Continue reading The Ups and Downs of Evidence Based Medicine
I’m a cardiovascular epidemiologist, clinical trialist and research professor in the School of Public Health at Curtin University. I’m also the Director of the West Australian Health Translation Networks Clinical Trials and Data Management Centre … Continue reading Professor Christopher Reid | A “lifelong passion” to improve health and wellbeing
As a physician, it is your duty to provide your patients with the relevant medical information in order to help them choose a treatment plan. Even if a treatment is medically indicated and you think … Continue reading Legal and Ethical Aspects of Medicine – Consent: By Nelson Chan M.D.
So I have a slip of paper. Let’s go through these lab values. I actually put down a number of values down that we’re going to pretend for a moment are my labs. And you … Continue reading Introduction to lab values and normal ranges | Health & Medicine | Khan Academy
The Mind-Gut Connection is something that people have intuitively known for a long time but science has only I would say in the last few years gotten a grasp and acceptance of this concept. It … Continue reading How Your Gut Influences Your Mental Health: It’s Practically a Second Brain | Dr. Emeran Mayer