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PURLs of Wisdom

March 5, 2012

By Matt Wood Family medicine physicians try to stay current in their fields by reading the latest medical journals and research literature, but the volume of new research can be overwhelming. To deal with this flood of information, the Family [Read more]

The All-Out Assault On Diabetes

January 12, 2012

By Dianna Douglas Imagine your doctor says he plans to increase your oral medication to control your diabetes. You do not like taking pills. Should you: A. Not rock the boat with your doctor and agree to take the increased dosage? B. Agree, but keep [Read more]

Texting: A Doctor in Your Pocket?

November 21, 2011

Texting has grown from technological fad to a primary route of communication popular around the world. With cell phones in the pockets of people of all incomes and ages, the quick, no-frills conversations enabled by texting have made almost everyone [Read more]

The Voice Inside Diabetes Photos

October 14, 2011

Almost everyone has experienced the boredom of sitting through someone’s vacation photos, forcing a wan smile as a friend hands you picture after picture of beaches, museums, and old buildings. But if you’ve been to the same destination [Read more]

Medical Ethics Summer School

August 9, 2011

It has been a couple months since the end of the spring quarter, and the with it the end of many of the Medical Center’s weekly lecture series. But a recent batch of videos posted to the website of the MacLean Center for Medical Ethics brought [Read more]