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This past week, the New England Journal of Medicine released one of its excellent instructional videos, detailing how to do direct ophthalmoscopy to examine the retina. That’s the use of one of those hand-held gizmos — an ophthalmoscope, see picture on the right — to look at the back of the eye. As usual, the video was […]
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How Do You Teach Art? • August 28, 2015
When I first applied for medical school, I beamed about exploring not just the science of medicine, but also the art. But what is that art? Some would say it’s clinical experience, combined with being cultured and compassionate and communicating with clarity/conviction. But how would one teach that art? Journal Watch’s Dr. Allan Brett recently reviewed a multicenter […]
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Podcast 183: An Obesity ‘Switch’ in the Genome Described • August 21, 2015
There’s a kind of “wall switch” in the human genome that’s been newly described. It seems to be able to turn on and off genes controlling the efficiency with which we burn fat. The study describing the finding in the New England Journal of Medicine reads like a genetic research tour-de-force, showing how the whole circuit is […]