At the Bedside

The latest in clinical care, medical education and public policy from the forefront of medicine.

Spiritual Benefits at the Bedside

July 13, 2011

A patient in the hospital receives a long line of visitors, from physicians to nurses to medical students to other staff members. The conversations with most of these personnel tends to be mostly business – answering clinical questions or [Read more]

Bringing Work Home from the Hospital

June 14, 2011

More and more Americans are working at least a portion of their jobs from home, facilitated by technological advances and encouraged by soaring gas prices. Even physicians, enabled by the spread of electronic health records (EHR), are increasingly [Read more]

Sleep and the Male Sex Life

June 9, 2011

By Dianna Douglas More research practically begging people to get a good night’s sleep has come out of the sleep labs at the University of Chicago. Eve Van Cauter and Rachel Leproult have discovered that a week of inadequate sleep means less [Read more]

The Flight of the UCAN Nurses

April 12, 2011

At ScienceLife HQ, we often hear the loud roar of the hospital helicopter as it takes off on urgent duty. In this article that originally appeared in the Medical Center publications Newsfront and Forefront, Cheryl L. Reed writes about what motivates [Read more]

A SMAHC-down on Poor Sleep

February 10, 2011

“If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process ever made.” – Allan Rechtschaffen. We spend approximately one-third of our lives asleep, and yet there is still much to [Read more]