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Pride and prejudice and physicians

Pride and prejudice and physicians

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that young single doctors will catch the attention of a mother with five marriageable daughters. That's the premise behind the latest reworking of Jane Austen's most beloved work, Pride and Prejudice.

New gin sold as a tonic for your skin

New gin sold as a tonic for your skin

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

Since it came a few weeks past April Fools' Day, the announcement of an anti-aging gin appears to be on the level. The 80-proof concoction is the brainchild of Warner Leisure Hotels, a chain based in the United Kingdom. It touts Anti-aGin as the “alcoholic equivalent of a facial.”

If you're going to munch, hear the crunch

If you're going to munch, hear the crunch

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 23, 2016

Hungry for some new weight loss options? You may just need to open your ears. Listening to the sound that food makes as you chomp may affect how much of it you eat. The more intense its sound, the less of a snack people consumed, according to a study in the journal Food Quality and Preference.

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

Orcas swimming into health IT with EHRs

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

Researchers studying the pods of killer whales that arrive each spring in Washington's Puget Sound want a new tool for their scientific arsenal: electronic health records.

A remedy for recklessness? Try a medical drama

A remedy for recklessness? Try a medical drama

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 16, 2016

Medical dramas such as “ER,” “House” and “Grey’s Anatomy” are often criticized for their unrealistic portrayal of the medical profession.

Doctors and nurses join the puppy love

Doctors and nurses join the puppy love

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 09, 2016

The notion of using therapy dogs to help patients cope has been around for decades. But now doctors and nurses at one Chicago hospital are the ones de-stressing by playing with pooches.

Puget Sound salmon have picked up a real habit

Puget Sound salmon have picked up a real habit

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 09, 2016

Advil, Aleve, Benadryl, Cipro, Darvon, Flonase, Lipitor, OxyContin, Paxil, Prozac, Tylenol, Valium, Zantac, Zoloft. That’s not the inventory of your local pharmacy. They’re just some of the buffet of drugs found in the tissues of juvenile chinook salmon in the Puget Sound, along with...

Science wins a round in battle over vaccines

Science wins a round in battle over vaccines

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 02, 2016

In the ongoing clash of science and celebrity, score the latest round to the nerds. The most recent dust-up happened last month when the Tribeca Film Festival in New York pulled a documentary by a discredited ex-doctor whose research into the connection between vaccines and autism has been debunked.

Maps help children follow their path to wellness

Maps help children follow their path to wellness

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 02, 2016

Medical jargon can be confusing enough for adults, but for kids it can seem like a foreign language. That's why an entrepreneurial mother has created a map to help pediatric patients navigate their path to wellness.

Acción! Telenovelas send a public health message

Acción! Telenovelas send a public health message

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 26, 2016

You're the only one for me!” a young tow truck driver named Hector exclaims passionately as he inconspicuously pushes away a condom handed to him by his girlfriend, Christina. She gazes into his eyes … then turns away, hesitant about the risk of unsafe sex.

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