At the Bedside

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

Urologic Surgery in Motion

September 7, 2010

Inside a ballroom of the Chicago Sheraton Wednesday morning, an unusual live event was taking place. As a few dozen people looked on with intent interest, an abstract mix of watery reds, fluffy yellows and pulsating browns filled a giant projection [Read more]

How To Fight Loneliness

September 2, 2010

Loneliness is bad for your health. The work of John Cacioppo and others has proven this connection repeatedly over the last decade, finding links between loneliness and blood pressure, sleep quality, dementia, gene expression, and many other medical [Read more]

The Disparity of Pills

August 23, 2010

A great deal of attention has been paid in recent years to the issue of racial and ethnic health disparities. Statistic after statistic reveals that minorities in the United States, particularly African-American and Hispanic populations, are in [Read more]

The Other African AIDS Orphans

June 24, 2010

The World Cup in South Africa has rightly given the people of the continent reason to celebrate and show off their ability to host an international party. But there remain severe political, economic, and health problems in Africa that a month-long [Read more]

Stretching Out Your Sex Life

March 10, 2010

No, the blog has not been hijacked by spammers. Radio silence was necessary yesterday as a I fielded media calls for a new study in the British Medical Journal on the eyebrow-raising subject of “sexually active life expectancy.” Stacy [Read more]

Propofol: A Dangerous Kind of Rest

July 31, 2009

The death of Michael Jackson has made its expected transition from a celebration of his life and music to an uncomfortable public autopsy of how he died. More than a month after his death, the official coroner’s autopsy has yet to be officially [Read more]