Tag Archives: Medicine

Cannabis in Modern Medicine

Dr. Allan Frankel, a board-certified internist at GreenBridge Medical in Santa Monica, California, has treated patients with medical cannabis for the past 13 years. The first time I interviewed him back in 2014, cannabis laws in the U.S. were quite different, so in this interview, he provides us with a much-needed update. Not only is… Read More »

Members Move Medicine: A compassionate agent of change – American Medical Association

The AMA “Members Move Medicine” series profiles a wide variety of doctors, offering a glimpse into the passions of women and men navigating new courses in American medicine. On the move with: Nigel Girgrah, MD, a transplant hepatologist and medical director of the Ochsner Health System Multi-Organ Transplant Institute. AMA member since: 2018. What inspired… Read More »

Psychiatrist: My Medicine Raised Our Patient’s Blood Sugar, Can You Help? PCP: That’s a Dump!

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD If my hypertensive patient develops orthostatism and falls and breaks her hip, I fully expect the orthopedic surgeon on call to treat her. I may kick myself that this happened but I’m not qualified to treat a broken hip. If my anticoagulated patient hits his head and suffers a subdural hematoma,… Read More »

As Deep Learning Comes For Medicine How Do We Work Around Its Brittleness? – Forbes

Getty Images. Getty Deep learning is revolutionizing medicine. Algorithms are increasingly doing everything from triaging medical imagery to predicting treatment outcomes. Yet as hospitals undergo the same AI revolution affecting other fields, the dangers of AI bias and errors and the life-or-death consequences of medicine lends unique risk to these experiments, suggesting caution. One of… Read More »