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I'm a retired oncologist- I now coach two groups of people: physicians, especially those moving into roles beyond 100% clinical; and people with cancer/their families, focusing on decision-making.
I think the first article bookends well with the last two today-
Author Affiliations Article Information Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California JAMA. 2019;322(17):1653-1654. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.16490 One of our wedding dishes cracked a few days ago. It happened surreptitiously and…
Jeff CohnWriting as someone whose career has been temporarily taken from her by cancer/treatment, this author is helping her peers become better physicians 'I want to show them how critical their presence is. I need them to know how much their words matter.'
The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported Wednesday. The doctors…
Jeff CohnNot a breakthrough yet, but a first step towards what may lead to individualized treatment for many people with cancer
ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. The case of the wrong person being taken off life…
Jeff CohnI wonder if this is particularly a NY thing, or more explicitly, how medicine is practiced in NY, as it seems that resource utilization at end of life is much higher in NY than in most parts of the US
In 1986, Congress enacted a law to bar hospitals from turning away patients who are unable to pay. Any hospital with an emergency room that participates in federal health programs must evaluate and stabilize every patient who comes through the…
Jeff CohnThe work Jeff Brenner is doing currently is terrific like the work he did previously for the Camden Coalition
In the course of the last several years, millennials have shown that they are very different from previous generations in a number of ways. Defined as the generation born from 1981 to 1996, they are the largest, most educated, and most connected…
Jeff CohnLess health, less wealth- how much of this is reflective of individual choice as opposed to environment/circumstances?
The New Yorker
– Nov 4, 2019, 2:00 AM
The first concussion in the year of concussions was delivered by the right fist of a man whose name I either don't know or can't remember. You could say it was a mild concussion, and I always will, but many experts say that there's no such thing.
Jeff CohnFrightening description of life post-concussion. The data beginning to emerge from soccer adds to stories already unfolding from hockey and football- if I were raising my kids now not sure I'd let them play sports where head trauma is part of the game
This is a guest contribution for The Economist 's Open Future initiative, which aims to foster a global conversation on the challenges of the 21st century. More Open Future articles are at Economist.com/openfuture In the 1760s a young British…
Jeff CohnSeems we are both wired for empathy and competition. Good suggestions for how to increase the former at the end of the paper