How the right communication strategy can reduce the impact of a patient’s health crisis

How the right communication strategy can reduce the impact of a patient’s health crisis

As health care providers know, the provider-patient interaction sometimes can be very challenging. Getting individuals to alter their behaviors or attitudes is never easy, especially when it involves asking people to change something that has been habitual for years. This task becomes even more difficult when it’s due to a health crisis. When dealing with … Read more

Running Wild: The Impact of Wildfires on Mental Health

Running Wild: The Impact of Wildfires on Mental Health

Case Study “Anna,” a 5-year-old girl, presents to clinic with history of eczema, reactive airway disease, seasonal allergies, and concerns of behavior problems. Her mother reports that Anna has been more irritable with increased tantrums, defiant behavior, and sleep problems over past few months. Anna was looking forward to enjoying summer in Ohio, but in … Read more

Inside this year’s medicine Nobel: how Kariko and Weissman cracked the mRNA code, and its impact

Inside this year’s medicine Nobel: how Kariko and Weissman cracked the mRNA code, and its impact

Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, win 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine; image credit: Penn Medicine Synopsis What is mRNA technology and how does it work? If this technology was known and researched for decades, why did it take so long to develop into medical interventions? Can its scope extend to areas of medical science other … Read more