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Smell Check

Smell Check

By Maryam Zaringhalam, @thisisartlab Taken from The Daily Doodle. My name is Maryam and i’m a congenital anosmic. I was born this way—a rare mutant with a lifelong inability to smell Anosmia literally means ‘without smell. While I most certainly do have a nose (my grandmother […]

Get More From Your Healthcare Provider

Get More From Your Healthcare Provider

By Michelle Lowes, MD PhD EmpowerMyHealth helping people make informed decisions in health and illness In my last post I laid out a problem: medical and health information is complicated and scattered, making it difficult to navigate the medical world. Yet, we’ve been hearing more […]

Jumping species: How HIV entered our world

Jumping species: How HIV entered our world

By Laura Seeholzer Have you ever wondered what mysteries primate poop could unlock? No? Me neither. But luckily, Dr. Beatrice Hahn did. Dr. Hahn was deeply curious about the origin and evolution of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) so, naturally, her path lead to poop. Don’t […]

On the Doctor-Patient Disconnect

On the Doctor-Patient Disconnect

By Michelle Lowes, MD PhD EmpowerMyHealth helping people make informed decisions in health and illness So you’ve been feeling unwell for a while, and you finally go to your doctor, who listens to your symptoms, does a physical exam and then says, “let’s do some […]