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Do physicians with less experience provide better care than do those with more?

The New York Times recently published an Op-Ed from a 29 year old physician writer who argued that younger doctors provide better medical care than older, more experienced physicians. Dr. Warraich’s confidence in the wisdom of young doctors might be warranted were today’s medical “facts” always true, were acute-care medical procedures more important than doctors’

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Autoimmune Disease: Does Sex Matter?

Introduction Autoimmune rheumatic illnesses tend to affect women more often than they do men. Patients, physicians, and researchers ask why this is so. What are the correlations between gender (or, more precisely, sex) and rheumatic disease? For many years the best explanation to explain this female predominance has been the hormone theory: the thought that female

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6AM Sunday 6/4 — WFAN Sports Radio 660 AM & 101.9 FM NYC

For those in NYC: set your alarm now! Sunday June 4, 6AM – 7AM – LIVE – I will be talking medical uncertainty to Bob Salter of WFAN Sports Radio 660 AM & 101.9 FM NYC. A one hour discussion about my new book The Prince at the Ruined Tower. Definitely worth getting up for

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Time to Write the Senate at HealthReform@finance.senate.gov

Republican senators are working on a healthcare bill in secret, hoping to pass a bill that will mimic the Trumpcare bill that the House recently passed. Please write to HealthReform@finance.senate.gov to tell these senators that the American Public deserves better. Here is the email I sent this morning: To whom it may concern: I am

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The Prince at the Ruined Tower: Time, Uncertainty & Chronic Illness Released

The noted physician, Dr. Michael D. Lockshin, Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics-Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Director of the Barbara Volcker Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery, explores seldom discussed issues of contemporary medical practice—how should and how do patients respond when diagnoses are uncertain? How should and how do doctors respond? Or

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Ask the Expert: Travel Tips for Rheumatology Patients

It?s vacation time, and people travel. For those travelers living with a rheumatic disease, it?s best to plan and prepare. Here are some things to consider: 1. Protect your joints: airports, luggage, and long rides Do you have problems with your joints? Joint pain is the most common symptom of rheumatic illnesses. Many of our

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Lupus & Sun Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

Summer is here! The sun will be out! And so it is time for those perennial questions from lupus patients: Am I sun-sensitive? What will happen to me if I go into the sun? How much sun is dangerous? Should I wear sunscreens? Here are some factoids for you. Patients who are sun-sensitive show that

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Your Lupus Questions Answered, Part I

Recently, Hospital for Special Surgery and SLE Lupus Foundation hosted a Facebook chat on Lupusand General Health. Participants asked many questions, but our room full of experts could only answer as much as they could during the one-hour live event. We will run a series on our experts answers. For our first installment, rheumatologist, Dr.

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Lupus and the Brain, Lupus and Pain: Questions Answered

On May 14, Hospital for Special Surgery and the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation hosted a Facebook chat onLupus and General Health. Participants asked more than 160 questions, but our room full of experts could only answer 61 during the one-hour, live event. We categorized the remaining questions, and will run a series of our experts? answers

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Novel Medical Advance?

A truly novel medical advance is always exciting and newsworthy, but the New York Times was insufficiently critical in “Can the Nervous System be Hacked?” by Michael Behar (May 25). The concept that the nervous system has an effect on inflammatory diseases has been known for a very long time. We have known for more than

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