No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here. Nearly 10 million people have heard this emotional plea from the tearful monologue on Monday night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Kimmel opened the show with an emotional retelling of the […]
This week on Diagnostocracy, Ti and Keifer welcome students Jennifer Fields and Jesse Aquino to review the March for Science and the inevitably partisan role of science in politics. Jennifer and Jesse then discuss their experience advocating health policy while at DO Day on Capitol Hill earlier this month.
I went into medicine with the full intent of serving the less fortunate. However, I didn’t discover street/homeless medicine until after college, and I quickly fell in love with it. During the last four years, I discovered that most people — especially my peers — don’t know that […]
Welcome to Diagnostocracy’s first podcast episode! Today Ti and Keifer introduce you to the pod. Then their fellow classmate, Leigh Graziano, joins them as they discuss the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the court battles happening in Arkansas over lethal injection.
On March 10, 2017, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) increased the limit on continuous resident hour shifts from 16 to 24 hours. Especially in the context of increasing rates of physician burnout, reactionary opposition began to spill into editorials, headlines, and podcasts. But before we break […]
Medical professionals, especially osteopathic physicians, are trained to look at patients holistically. But are clinicians truly assessing an individual’s needs and their goals? We should challenge the textbook notion that autistic patients require supervision. An apartment complex in Pittsburgh, PA is set to open doors to those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder […]
We’ve all seen the commercials. “Prevagen, a dietary supplement shown to improve memory, contains a unique ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish.*” What we often miss is the clarifying asterisk, that “these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)” and that “this product is not […]
This week, Katie Falkenberg, a photographer for the LA Times, was named a Pulitzer finalist for Motherhood in the Time of Zika. Not only is her work stunning, but it captures the very honest, everyday tragedy of an incurable and unpreventable disease. Zika infection is usually harmless in healthy adults and […]
Keifer and Ti welcome you to the official blog of the Diagnostocracy podcast! Each week we’ll recap a few hot headlines in health policy with other students, physicians, issue advocates and special guests. Don’t have enough time to get through an entire episode? We’ll be putting out 5-minute […]