Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

young medical students

Medical students demand better climate change education

Thanks to the continued efforts of the students at Emory Medical School, the school’s administration is making a revolutionary change to include climate change as a formal part of its curriculum.  The climate crisis isn’t just affecting the weather. While the more glaring signs of climate Read More...

Surgical stitches with an attched electronic sensor to monitor deep surgical sites.

This biosensor can detect infections post surgery

Preventing infection is vital after surgery to avoid a range of complications. Currently, to monitor the progress deeper in the surgical wound a clinician needs to assess the site or expensive radiological tests need to occur. Unfortunately, both tend to fail detection of an infection before it Read More...

Five medical innovators on the

Five medical innovators on the future of hospitals

Few things shake up the public health sector like a global pandemic, and now that we’re looking towards the recovery phase of the Covid-19 epidemic, many doctors, nurses, hospitals, and even medical teaching programs are rethinking what medical care of the future will look like. Today, we share Read More...

US medical school applications

US medical school applications are booming thanks to the “Fauci Effect”

The pandemic has placed a nearly unparalleled spotlight on doctors and nurses around the world, but at least one good thing has come out of it: more students than ever are applying for medical school.  According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the number of applications Read More...

New bill would forgive student

New bill would forgive student debt for doctors fighting the coronavirus

Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed the federal government give front-line workers a 50 percent bonus for risking their lives during the pandemic. And while there is good intention in Cuomo’s proposal, it won’t go far for many young doctors,  who on average leave medical school Read More...

Teaching and medical staff in

Teaching and medical staff in Bhutan will become the highest paid civil servants

In many low-income countries, teachers and doctors are often underpaid. That's no longer the case in the country of Bhutan. In a move earning that's been earning high praise, the small Himalayan kingdom has announced that the salaries of teachers, nurses, doctors, and all medical staff will be Read More...

Doctors without orders

Doctors without orders

“We will once again give you the facts that show that our secretary of health, Adonis Georgiadis, is lying systematically and shamelessly.” This statement is flaunted on the home page of the Metropolitan Community Clinic, in Athens. Not exactly the words you would expect from a health facility. Read More...

James Maskalyk's experien

James Maskalyk's experience as a doctor in Sudan

Canadian physician James Maskalyk on why he left a comfortable teaching job to work for Médecins Sans Frontières in Sudan. Marco Visscher | June/July 2009 issue James Maskalyk has been working to improve public health in developing countries ever since he was a medical student at the University Read More...

Book Excerpt: Six Months in Su

Book Excerpt: Six Months in Sudan

Ode presents an exclusive book excerpt from Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor in a War-Torn Village, by Dr. James Maskalyk. Ode Editors | June/July 2009 issue "What's his hemoglobin?" I ask. "Six," Mohamed says. "Six? Shit." I look down at Manut. His eyes are wide and worried. Today is the Read More...

Had it with the heartburn? Try

Had it with the heartburn? Try a Mediterranean diet

 April 2009 issue When I was a young assistant professor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I often woke in the night with heartburn. I mentioned it to a few colleagues, who were surprised to hear I didn’t take an antacid every night—as they did—to prevent acid buildup in the stomach. At the Read More...