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The Lens of Genetic Disease This is a poignant blog written by a mom with a daughter diagnosed with Batten disease. The incredible part is that her daughter and another of the girls mentioned in the blog were treated with a rapid gene- therapy and may be cured of their disease. This is a reflection on that journey, the hope, and the worry.
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tedmed_wh_rgbThe Problem with Race-Based Medicine (14min) Global scholar, University of Pennsylvania civil rights sociologist, and law professor Dorothy Roberts exposes the myths of race-based medicine.
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hidden brainPeople Like Us: How Our Identities Shape Health And Educational Success (35min) A Hidden Brain podcast (35 min) looking at how we scan every patient situation - both as a the physician and the patient - looking for safety and connection. Race turns out to be an important factor in how these are established.
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I'll Get That Checked Out Soon In busy professional lives, and in an area where burnout is a hot-button item, our lack of self-care can lead to health care practitioners not really practicing what they preach. The consequences can be fatal.
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NY_Mag_com_lockupMyths about physical racial differences were used to justify slavery — and are still believed by doctors today.
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The Curbsiders: LGBT health Build your knowledge base to improve primary care for LGBT patients! This episode is chock full of clinical pearls and updates for LGBT health from SGIM presenters, Dr. Jenny Siegel (Boston University) and Dr. Megan McNamara (Louis Stokes Cleveland VAMC). They define common gender identity terms and provide tips on how to take a sexual history. You’ll develop an approach to the unique clinical concerns of LGBT patients and learn how to phrase medical information in a gender neutral framework. This is a must listen episode for all health care providers!
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new-york-times-logo-270x270Getting to Know Our Patients Dr. Mikkael Sekeres is director of the leukemia program at the Cleveland Clinic. The article addresses the doctors need to know their patients.
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AtlanticThe Weight I Carry (10min read) The author shares an inside look on how he feels about the weight he carries, from the worry he has riding the subway to the way he plans which restaurants will have the right combination of tables and booths to seat him. He talks about what makes him eat and what makes him want to lose weight. It's gripping and honest. Worthwhile read.
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pulse_blog_banner_200x216pixelsA Soldier's Tale (by Scott Janssen) Scott Janssen is a hospice social worker and member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization's trauma-informed care work group. His book Standing at Lemhi Pass: Archetypal Stories for the End of Life and Other Challenging Times explores the use of storytelling with hospice patients and families. "I think a lot about the guy in this story, wondering what happened to him and his wife, and hoping that the dice are always loaded in their favor."
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