Browsing: Winter 2019

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Gut Check

Diet is an important component of patient care across a multitude of conditions, from diabetes to heart failure, and it…

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Music as Medicine

After private mini-concerts, hospice patients report less pain and anxiety and request fewer opioids. You’d expect to hear the high,…

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Close Call

A surgeon becomes the patient. The bedside manner of surgeons is stereotypically cut and dry, but a near-death experience—his own—gave…

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Back to Bangladesh

Volunteers work to stem the tide of TB among the Rohingya. It was mid-morning when the bus slowed down. An…

Illustration: Chris Gash
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Birds of Prey

Doctor and patient connect over a shared passion. On a sun-drenched evening last summer, I admitted an elderly woman with…

Richard W. Besdine, MD. Photographed by Kathleen Dooher
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For the Ages

A one-time interim dean dedicated his career to improving how we care for older people. You could say he’s been…

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Vocal Advocate

Sarah Wakeman ’05 MD’09, an addiction medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, is describing one of her patients. He was…

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General Practice

The chief medical officer for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the US Department of Health and Human Services…

Illustration by Infomen
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Priming the Pump

An NIH-funded collaboration is kick-starting research on the No. 1 killer of humans Across the city of Providence, an unlikely…

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Right At Home

A new center focused on inflammatory bowel disease brings high-quality care to Rhode Islanders. Melissa Cote started feeling sick a…

Illustration: Courtesy of Visible Body
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Body Double

A cadaver’s spine crippled by severe scoliosis may be a sight only an aspiring doctor could love. And it enthralled…

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Light the Spark

Local teens get a firsthand look at health careers. Before last summer, Esther Duran, a high school student from Warren,…

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It’s Complicated

There may be no one cure for ALS, which affects patients in different ways. ALS causes the death of motor…

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Slow Burn

Electronic health records are stressing doctors out. In a survey of Rhode Island physicians, more than a third who practice…

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Boosting the Signal

The human brain contains about 90 billion neurons, but Stephanie Jones, PhD, associate professor of neuroscience, doesn’t let that number…