Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dr. John Hall Stresses Importance of Physiology in Medical Education

Dr. John Hall, author of the Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology, was interviewed at the EB 2012 Conference held in San Diego, California in April.
"Dr. Hall discusses how he became involved with "Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology," [published by Elsevier] now in its 12th edition. He also chats about some hot trends in the field, including the greater demand for digital media and how students are hungry for digestible online information. Finally, Dr. Hall shares some advice to medical students and reveals his 3 'defining moments.' "

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Cancer Network Presents: Stump the Professor

Brandon Smaglo, MD, and Sameh E. Mikhail, MD from the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University attempt to stump John L. Marshall, MD, director of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers, with this unique case study:

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Emerging Infectious Diseases: What is Behind the Trend?

While we applaud the hard fought gains against poliomyelitis, new infectious diseases are continuing to emerge around the world and old ones are appearing in new locations. Statistics reveal that 25% of global deaths are attributed to infectious organisms. What’s behind this trend? Has human behavior amplified the problem?
The National Academies, advisers to the government of the United States in science, engineering, and medicine, has created a new website to provide you with dependable, objective, and authoritative information to further understand and answer your questions about infectious diseases. Highlighted are topics related to infection, threats, challenges, and prevention.
"The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) have conducted numerous studies and workshops on the topic of infectious disease. The information on this site draws from that body of material and on other sources, offering a basic toolkit of facts and concepts to help people understand this complex topic."

Also access more resources from the National Academies, including this companion ebook, as well as other ebooks on important health topics.

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