Tag Archives: medicine

The health risks of supplements and alternative medicine – The Washington Post

A few weeks ago, a patient came to me complaining of nausea, muscle weakness and fatigue. Her urine was tea-colored despite drinking loads of water. A middle-aged woman, she seemed worried she had cancer or some deadly disease. Her lab tests revealed significant liver dysfunction. But her symptoms were not due to liver cancer, hepatitis… Read More »

The College’s Center for Evolution and Medicine selects new director to lead next phase of operation – Arizona State University

July 25, 2019 When diagnosing and treating illnesses, traditional medicine looks to the ailment itself. But what about the biological, environmental and evolutionary factors that paved its way? That’s one of the questions the Center for Evolution and Medicine at Arizona State University was created to address. Ken Buetow came to ASU in 2012 from… Read More »

Strong medicine is needed to solve America’s rural health crisis – STAT

Growing up in the rural community of Fort Kent, Maine (population just shy of 4,000), I watched my parents struggle to find and keep a primary care physician. When I was young, this town in Aroostook, the state’s northernmost county, had a few die-hard general practitioners and surgeons, but as they retired I witnessed firsthand… Read More »