Monthly Archives: February 2011

Giving thanks

Gross anatomy is the most defining aspect of the first year medical school experience, and perhaps of all four years. As the first half of the academic year comes to an end, medical schools all over the country are holding … Continue reading


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Captain America: A Little Help

What’s Cap up to these days when he’s not saving the universe and appearing in Superbowl ads? Suicide prevention, it seems. Psychologist Dr. Tim Ursiny worked with Marvel comics to write a suicide prevention comic featuring Captain America, complete with … Continue reading

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“The Hot Spotters”

In an insightful New Yorker piece, Atul Gawande discusses saving on healthcare costs by addressing, and closely monitoring, the neediest patients. Brenner wasn’t all that interested in costs; he was more interested in helping people who received bad health care. But … Continue reading

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Humanism Day – Danielle Ofri

Danielle Ofri, editor-in-chief and co-founder of the Bellevue Literary Review, will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Humanism Day Celebration sponsored by the Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism and Medicine. Humanism Day takes place this year at New Jersey … Continue reading

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