Historian Susan Reverby recently published a new book, Co-conspirator for Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman, which offers a complex portrait of a doctor who was radicalized in the 1960s and joined a clandestine struggle for change, was imprisoned for nearly a decade, battled cancer several times over, and ended his life of […]
According to the best estimates from public health officials, a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus is still at least a year away. But that hasn’t stopped some medical researchers from looking for short-term cures for the pandemic. Dr. William Hartman is an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and […]
Tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine looks into the All of Us Research Program, a program asking for participants to provide health data. This wealth of information will be used by medical researchers in order to speed up the research process and hopefully improve and develop treatments sooner rather than later. PNM’s Dennis Shaffer […]
Julie Rehmeyer is a contributing editor at Discover magazine, and as a freelance journalist, has written for the New York Times, Science News, and Wired, among many others. She’s also the author of her memoir Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer’s Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn’t Understand, about her battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. […]
Not too long ago, a governmental health agency in the United Kingdom updated its childbirth guidelines for healthy women with low-risk pregnancies. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence concluded that these women are safer having their babies at home or under the care of a midwife than at a hospital. The crux of […]
For terminally ill patients, often one of the last willful acts of good that can be performed is the donation of organs to save others’ lives. But a complex intersection of time constraints, ethical standards, and legal definitions can sometimes make it difficult to achieve a successful transplantation.