The Limitations of Online Doctor Reviews and How to Get Around Them

Internet review services like Yelp.com can be extremely useful when you’re in need of an Italian restaurant or hair salon, but what about for a new doctor? Sites like Yelp, along with RateMDs.com, Wellness.com, and HealthGrades.com, have emerged in the past decade to give patients an avenue of public praising or shaming of the professionals [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Antibiotic Resistance: A Case Study and Solutions

Though the discovery of penicillin was a god-send to modern medicine in the early 20th century, Alexander Fleming’s technology has now reached a dangerous point of overuse. The CDC reports that at least 30% of antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. are unnecessary, and that between 20-50% of antibiotics used in hospitals are considered inappropriate.[1] In [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blood Clots and Cancer: Understanding the Risks Beyond the Diagnosis

Because cancer touches so many individuals, most are aware of the diverse set of side-effects that come with this terrible disease. However, a common risk factor many might not consider to be linked with cancer is that of blood clots and cardiovascular events like heart attacks. However, since recent studies have shown such a correlation, [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments