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2013-2014 LMSA/SNMA Residency Guide!!!

  Dear LMSA and SNMA,   Since 2007, the LMSA has produced an incredibly informative residency guide and distributed it to its members at the LMSA national conference. This guide has evolved throughout the years but has always maintained the goal of furthering the success of all medical school students with particular focus on the […]

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! -  Humanism in Medicine edition

Winter 2013-14 JSNMA is here!!! – Humanism in Medicine edition

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year! There is much to celebrate and reflect on for this season: being thankful, being generous, celebrating family traditions, and embracing the new year. This season is also an opportunity to reflect on what it means to have humanism in medicine. William Osler stated: “Let us know what kinds of people have a […]

Blackness, Fear and Health

Blackness, Fear and Health By: Hazael Ajayi, Master of  Biomedical Sciences Candidate 2014, Tufts University School of Medicine   You heard of driving while black but have you heard of exercising while black? You can run, but you cannot hide from how the awareness of blackness can have an impact on health.  A few weeks […]

HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study

HPV Vaccines May Be Less Effective for Black Women: Study

Black women may get less protection than whites from the vaccines recommended for preventing human papillomavirus (HPV), which causes cervical cancer, a new study suggests. The currently available vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, don’t target the types of HPV infection found most often in black women, the study authors said. Experts have long believed that most […]

UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer

UM researchers take new view in understanding metastatic breast cancer

Breast cancer kills when rogue tumor cells spread through the bloodstream, squeezing through microscopic gaps to inundate organs until they fail. But what if that spread could be prevented, the cells left free-floating to be crushed in capillaries or to self-destruct instead? A team of researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, joined by entrepreneurs and […]

Do We Invest in Preschools or Prisons?

Do We Invest in Preschools or Prisons?

CONGRESS is often compared to pre-K, which seems defamatory of small children. But the similarities also offer hope, because an initiative that should be on the top of the national agenda has less to do with the sequester than with the A.B.C.’s and Big Bird. Growing mountains of research suggest that the best way to […]

To Halt AIDS, Stop Brief Risk Counseling and Concentrate on Testing, National Study Finds

To Halt AIDS, Stop Brief Risk Counseling and Concentrate on Testing, National Study Finds

For decades, people seeking an HIV test have been counseled on realistic and achievable steps they could take to avoid infection. But a national study led by Miller School investigators has determined that, given the rapid HIV tests available today, the resources devoted to pre-test counseling would be better spent on universal testing that could detect more HIV cases earlier, and […]

After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

After Breast Cancer Surgery, Patient Assistance Programs Can Help

Patient assistance programs make it more likely that breast cancer patients will get additional treatments after they have surgery, and receive other kinds of support, a new study finds. These recommended additional — or “adjuvant” — therapies include radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal treatments. “Doctors have been frustrated by data showing that perhaps as many as […]

Finding Dr. Right: New Survey Reveals Word of Mouth the Most Used Resource When Looking for a Physician

Finding Dr. Right: New Survey Reveals Word of Mouth the Most Used Resource When Looking for a Physician

New research released today by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) reveals that 1 in 3 adults have switched or dropped their primary care physician in the past five years and that having no health insurance is the most common reason for not seeing a physician. However, these trends may change as an estimated 30 million […]

Bryn Mawr student advocates for mental illness awareness

Bryn Mawr student advocates for mental illness awareness

Teenager Kendall Reitz set out to become an advocate for improved mental illness awareness in the aftermath of last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., when a disturbed 20-year-old named Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adults. As horrific as the crime was, Kendall felt news coverage of that mass shooting and others fed false […]