Tag Archives: Medicine

‘Would you be shocked if I told you that my boyfriend is HIV negative and we don’t wear condoms’ – activist Robbie Lawlor on stigmas and ‘game changer’ medicine

HIV positive people on medication can have unprotected sex and not pass on the virus, activist Robbie Lawlor explained on last night’s Tommy Tiernan Show. r Lawlor, who was diagnosed with HIV in 2012 at the age of 21, was the first guest on yesterday’s show, and broke down some of the stigma still attached… Read More »

Ask the Doctor: D. Todd Detar, DO, Answers Questions about Osteopathic Medicine and His Role in the Community

D. Todd Detar, DO Q. What attracted you to medicine? A. While studying health education at the University of Delaware, a college sports injury ended my life’s dream of becoming an NFL player. One of my coaches saw an opportunity for me to work as a trainer for the Philadelphia Phillies, and over time, I… Read More »

KU School of Medicine looking for participants in clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine – KWCH

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – The KU School of Medicine in Wichita is looking for participants in a clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old. The trial starts in late August in Wichita. KU School of Medicine Center of Clinical Research Director Dr. Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, one… Read More »

Black Doctors Say Pandemic Reveals Enduring Racial Inequity Medicine Alone Cannot Fix – NPR

Enlarge this image Dr. William Strudwick stands outside Howard University Hospital, where he works as an attending physician in the emergency department. Tyrone Turner/WAMU hide caption toggle caption Tyrone Turner/WAMU Dr. William Strudwick was finishing a shift at Washington, D.C.’s Howard University Hospital when his wife, Maria, texted. Their 19-year old son, Cole, wanted to… Read More »

Women Underrepresented in Academic Hospital Medicine Program Leadership, Study Shows – Inside Higher Ed

A new study from Johns Hopkins University researchers looking at gender gaps in the hospital medicine field revealed that more than three-quarters of academic hospital medicine programs are run by men. Hospitalists are “trained in internal medicine and focus their work on hospitalized patients rather than outpatient settings,” a press release said. The field has… Read More »

Bad Medicine Is Worse Than No Medicine – Scientific American

At a restaurant industry executive event a little while ago, President Donald Trump stated that he was taking hydroxychloroquine or “the hydroxy” as he called it, in an effort to prevent COVID-19 infection. He also said many frontline workers—presumably referring to nurses, doctors and emergency medical technicians—were also taking the drug. Over the last few… Read More »