Tag Archives: Medicine

How Doctors And Researchers With Disabilities Are Changing Medicine : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Bonnielin Swenor, an assistant professor of ophthalmology, has myopic macular degeneration. It hasn’t stopped her from having a prolific career as a researcher and epidemiologist. But until recently, she rarely discussed her disability with her peers, worried they would judge or dismiss her. Christopher Myers hide caption toggle caption Christopher Myers Bonnielin… Read More »

The most expensive medicine ever treats a rare condition. The price: $2.13 million – Los Angeles Times

Evelyn Villarreal was one of the first children treated, at 8 weeks. Her family, from Centreville, Va., had lost their first child to spinal muscular atrophy at 15 months. Two years later when Evelyn was born a test showed she also had the disease, so the family enrolled her in the gene therapy study at… Read More »

Academic programs aim to close diversity gap in medicine – NBCNews.com

Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 24, 2019, 4:08 PM GMT By Shamard Charles, M.D. Blacks and Latinos make up more than 30 percent of the U.S. population, but only 10.3 percent of medical school graduates, a number that hasn’t… Read More »