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Understanding the Need for Improved Health Care for Transgender Community

Understanding the Need for Improved Health Care for Transgender Community

"We know enough to act - high rates of depression and HIV are all linked to the context in which transgender people are forced to live."

How To Improve Resident Handoffs for Better Inpatient Care

How To Improve Resident Handoffs for Better Inpatient Care

Recent research shows that end-of-rotation transitions in care are associated with a significantly higher risk for in-hospital mortality.

Affordable Care Act Repeal Condemned by American College of Physicians

Affordable Care Act Repeal Condemned by American College of Physicians

The ACP asserted that repealing the ACA would lead to many uninsured patients and coverage loss for those with preexisting conditions.

Violence Underreported in Health Care Workplaces

Violence Underreported in Health Care Workplaces

Data show that only 26% of physicians and 30% of nurses report episodes of workplace violence.

Incorporating Sexual Health in Clinical Care

Incorporating Sexual Health in Clinical Care

Sexual health concerns will frequently surface first in conversation with primary care providers.

Making Sense of Medical Student Loans

Making Sense of Medical Student Loans

The total balance of my loans and the number of loan accounts increased each semester to a point where I had trouble keeping track of them.

Addressing Depression Among Medical Students

Addressing Depression Among Medical Students

"Ultimately, it is about culture. Efforts need to be made at all levels of medical education and training to create more supportive and nurturing educational settings."

How Trump's Administration Will Impact the Affordable Care Act

How Trump's Administration Will Impact the Affordable Care Act

The ACA is likely to be partially or fully repealed, though it is uncertain how physician practices and the benefits of the 20 million newly-insured will be affected.

Providers Fined for Faulty Business Associate Agreements

Providers Fined for Faulty Business Associate Agreements

HHS fined providers for not having or using an outdated business associate agreement.

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

Fake Medical News: Why It's So Potentially Lethal and What You Can Do About It

Conditions are now right for a "perfect storm" of deliberate misinformation that could seriously hurt -- or even kill -- health-care consumers on a mass scale.

Senate Begins Fight to Appeal the ACA

Senate Begins Fight to Appeal the ACA

"We don't yet know for sure what the Republican 'replacement' for the ACA is going to be, because they don't know themselves."

Physicians for Universal Health Care?

Physicians for Universal Health Care?

Despite our love for a fee-for-service health-care system, health care in the US costs individuals and the government more than in any other industrialized nation — while providing less.

How to Improve Health Literacy with Patients

How to Improve Health Literacy with Patients

Leads to better provider/patient relationships, better health outcomes and reduced healthcare disparities.

Five Initiatives That Aim to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Five Initiatives That Aim to Address the Opioid Epidemic

These involve an opioid vaccine, medication take-back programs, local task forces, improving access to naloxone and DEA requirements for e-prescribing.

What PCPs Should Know About Healthcare Issues of the LGBT Community

What PCPs Should Know About Healthcare Issues of the LGBT Community

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the LGBT community may improve their quality of care.

Beta-hCG, the FAD Diet That Just Won't Go Away

Beta-hCG, the FAD Diet That Just Won't Go Away

What does this mean for clinicians? It means they're doing harm.

Is It Time to Call 'Burnout' What It Really Is?

Is It Time to Call 'Burnout' What It Really Is?

Truthfully, what is called burnout should more accurately be recognized for what it really is—abuse.

Navigating the Unknown in The World of Lipid Management - Where are We Now?

Navigating the Unknown in The World of Lipid Management - Where are We Now?

Important questions regarding the prevention of CAD remain unanswered.

Trump and Reproductive Healthcare

Trump and Reproductive Healthcare

OB/GYNs should be taking a more active role in protecting their patient's rights.

Urgent Care Sizzles While PCPs Bristle

Urgent Care Sizzles While PCPs Bristle

Urgent care has become the predominant choice for many consumers.

The Future of Healthcare for Physicians

The Future of Healthcare for Physicians

The ACA has acted as an enzyme that accelerated the "corporate buyout" of our health-care system.

Home Births: Responding to a Cultural Shift in Medicine

Home Births: Responding to a Cultural Shift in Medicine

We can no longer dismiss the dissatisfaction many women feel with the medicalization of the birthing experience.

OB/GYN Hospitalists: One Hospitalist's Take

OB/GYN Hospitalists: One Hospitalist's Take

It was hoped and expected that OB/GYN Hospitalists would improve the quality and safety of obstetric care.

Would Your Patients Exercise More for Money? Researchers Say They Probably Would

Would Your Patients Exercise More for Money? Researchers Say They Probably Would

It's no secret that sticking to an exercise routine requires a great amount of motivation. Forget about the fact that exercising is incredibly important to maintaining a healthy body. Shouldn't that be enough?

Are You Sure It's a Cold? Your Patient's Symptoms Are Probably Just Winter Allergies

Are You Sure It's a Cold? Your Patient's Symptoms Are Probably Just Winter Allergies

During the winter, many patients go to their doctors office seeking a remedy for their annual cold. Often, however, their symptoms turn out to be the result of something else entirely: allergies. How can this be? they ask, I only get allergies in the spring. In fact, winter allergies are extremely common and are easily confused with the common cold because the symptoms are so similar.

Not All Fats Are Bad

Not All Fats Are Bad

There seems to be a lot of confusion as to whether fat is good or bad for you. After all, with the word fat having such a negative connotation, why would anyone think it can be good? The truth is, fats are much more complex than to be labeled in such simple terms as either good or bad.

Puberty Turns Girls Into Boys: Is This Nature’s Own Body Mod?

Puberty Turns Girls Into Boys: Is This Nature’s Own Body Mod?

Lets face it; puberty is an awkward and confusing time for adolescents. In what can seem like overnight, changes to the body start happening spontaneously. Body hair starts growing all over the place, acne pops up everywhere, and lets not forget about the cruel stench of body odor.

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

If you haven't yet heard about Zika virus, you';re going to start seeing it more often in the headlines. On Monday, February 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the disease an international crisis, and the next day it was reported that Zika virus was transmitted for the first time within the United States through sexual transmission. In addition, new reports of Zika virus appearing in other countries for the first time are being announced every day.

Good News for Coffee Drinkers: Research Reveals Potential to Reverse Liver Damage

Good News for Coffee Drinkers: Research Reveals Potential to Reverse Liver Damage

Go ahead, pour yourself another cup of coffee, if you know what's good for you. The results of a recent study are receiving attention after it found that drinking at least 2 cups of coffee a day can reduce liver damage, even damage to the liver caused by alcohol consumption.

The WHO Classifies Processed Meat as Carcinogenic Alongside Tobacco

The WHO Classifies Processed Meat as Carcinogenic Alongside Tobacco

Meat is in need of some major PR damage control. In addition to a report claiming that hot dogs contain more than were actually aware of, as well as vegetarian options being no-so-vegetarian after all, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified processed meat (and probably red meat) as carcinogenic alongside tobacco, arsenic, and pesticides.

Researchers Create Inexpensive, Remarkably Precise 3D Printed Heart

Researchers Create Inexpensive, Remarkably Precise 3D Printed Heart

More than 120,000 people in the United States are currently awaiting organ donation and approximately 6500 people die each year while awaiting organ availability. Although one donor can save up to 8 lives through organ donation, that isnt enough to meet the growing need for organs and tissue.

CVS Expands Access to Nonprescription Overdose Reversal Drug to 12 More States

CVS Expands Access to Nonprescription Overdose Reversal Drug to 12 More States

It is no secret that the number of painkiller overdoses in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. Since 1999, the amount of prescription painkillers sold in the United States has almost quadrupled, but there has been no overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report.

It's a Dirty Game: MRSA in the NFL

It's a Dirty Game: MRSA in the NFL

Recently, New York Giants wide receiver Daniel Fells was diagnosed with a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection.  Fells has since been sidelined for the rest of the season.  The Giants are taking aggressive precautions to stop the spread of infection among players, including conducting consultations with infectious disease specialists.

Strange Food Allergy Appears Only After Girl Exercises

Strange Food Allergy Appears Only After Girl Exercises

Allergies can also be as strange as they are diverse. Strange is certainly the case with one teenage girl in Canada who has an unusual food allergy that presents itself only after she exercises.

Ocean Therapy Has the Power to Heal the Mind and Body

Ocean Therapy Has the Power to Heal the Mind and Body

The ocean is a force unto itself. It has the power to devastate entire towns, swallow up ships in a single gulp, and pull swimmers away from the shore never to be seen again. Comprising 70% of the Earths total surface, the ocean is home to some of the largest and most vicious animals ever to exist. Its waters can reach chilling depths of 36,000 feet under a crushing pressure of more than 8 tons per square inch.

Smart Pills on the Horizon: Can Nootropics Actually Improve Brain Function?

Smart Pills on the Horizon: Can Nootropics Actually Improve Brain Function?

In the movie Limitless, a struggling author with writers block stumbles across a new smart drug called NZT-48. Desperate, he takes the pill and then finds himself extremely productive. He is able to learn and analyze new information at an astonishing rate, recall memories from his distant past, and even write 90 pages of his book in one sitting.

Public Health England Says Vaping is 95% Less Harmful Than Smoking. Is it True?

Public Health England Says Vaping is 95% Less Harmful Than Smoking. Is it True?

Electronic cigarettes have become a common product in modern-day culture, so much that its almost more common to see people puffing on them than on conventional cigarettes. But is that really a good thing?

Social Suicide

Social Suicide

Why do some people commit "social suicide" or post confessions of murders on social media sites?

Number of Plague Cases in US Higher Than Normal as Fourth Person Dies of the Disease

Number of Plague Cases in US Higher Than Normal as Fourth Person Dies of the Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States sees an average of 7 reported human plague cases each year. This year that number has already reached 12, including 4 deaths, making it the second highest year on record for plague cases.

Batten Disease

Batten Disease

Batten disease—also known as Spielmeyer-Vogt-Sjögren-Batten disease—is a rare, fatal autosomal-recessive neurodegenerative disorder named for the British pediatrician who identified the condition in 1903. It is the most common form of a group of disorders called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs).

What Really Happens to Patients in the Operating Room?

What Really Happens to Patients in the Operating Room?

Be careful what you say during surgery, doctors. There are a lot of despicable doctors out there, ranging from those who murder their patients to those who are downright insane. Other doctors, however, can be despicable without even realizing it.

Fourth of July Injuries

Fourth of July Injuries

Several years ago on July 4th, 13-year-old Shane was with his dad at a backyard fireworks show. When it was his turn to load a mortar into the launch tube, it exploded in his face. The impact shattered his forehead, cracked his skull in half and burned most of his brain, said Glenda Lynch, Shanes mother. We had to take him off life support. Since the death of her son, Lynch has been an advocate for fireworks safety. According to the National Safety Council, Independence Day consistently ranks as Americas deadliest holiday. In fact, emergency rooms add staff on this day because so many people hurt themselves. But its not just fireworks that make the holiday so dangerous; its also the heat, drowning, and drunk driving that put people at risk.

Ecstasy: The Next Anti-Anxiety Treatment?

Ecstasy: The Next Anti-Anxiety Treatment?

Clinical trials studying the effects of MDMA on patients suffering from anxiety caused by life-threatening illnesses are set to begin just months after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) approved testing of the drug.

Swipe Left! Surge in Rhode Island STDs Blamed on Dating Apps

Swipe Left! Surge in Rhode Island STDs Blamed on Dating Apps

According to the Rhode Island Department of Health, theres been an alarming spike in cases of sexually transmitted diseases, and it places the blame in part on social media applications such as Tinder and Grindr. From 2013 to 2014, the number of syphilis cases in the state increased 79% and the number of gonorrhea cases 30%, while newly diagnosed cases of HIV increased 33%.

Walter Freeman: The Father of the Lobotomy

Walter Freeman: The Father of the Lobotomy

Walter Freeman is known in history as the father of the lobotomy, an infamous procedure that involved hammering an ice pick-like instrument into a patients brain through their eye sockets. The horrifying procedure often left patients in a vegetative state and is responsible for an estimated 490 deaths.

More Macho, Less Mantra: Broga is the New Yoga for Dudes

More Macho, Less Mantra: Broga is the New Yoga for Dudes

Yoga, an ancient form of meditation and exercise, has been practiced for many centuries. Somewhere along the way, however, in America at least, people have formed a perception of yoga as a feminine art form.

John Ritter

John Ritter

Famously remembered for his role as Jack Tripper in the hit comedy series Threes Company, actor John Ritter was a television legend.

Will the First Human Head Transplant Be Performed by 2017?

Will the First Human Head Transplant Be Performed by 2017?

The ultimate body modification may be on the horizon: head transplants. Imagine a future where your own body was disposable, where people transplant their heads onto entirely new bodies when their own begin to fail. Is it possible?

Apple Watch: Top 5 Coolest New Health Apps

Apple Watch: Top 5 Coolest New Health Apps

Within the first day of pre-orders, the Apple Watch sold more devices than all of the Android smartwatch manufacturers combined in 2014. It may be the next best gadget on the market, but what can it do for your health? Check out these five cool new health apps for the Apple Watch.

Cecil Jacobson The Baby Maker

Cecil Jacobson The Baby Maker

They dubbed him the babymaker. Cecil Jacobson was a US fertility doctor who was indicted in 1992 for using his own sperm to impregnate his female patients.

The Ultimate Hourglass, Time is Not Returnable and Ribs Don’t Grow Back

The Ultimate Hourglass, Time is Not Returnable and Ribs Don’t Grow Back

A female with an hourglass or defined waistline has been a long sought after classic body ideal --regardless of a womans weight or body type.

Self-Defense...Smartphones?

Self-Defense...Smartphones?

It's late at night, walking back to your car after a long day at the office when suddenly you are fighting for survival against an attacker. Normally, help would come in the form of a fellow bystander, if any, but during this attack, your smartphone was used to deter the assailant.

Is Mesotherapy on the Horizon?

Is Mesotherapy on the Horizon?

If you're looking for a way to dissolve unwanted fat and cellulite without having to resort to an invasive liposuction procedure, you may want to research mesotherapy.

The Axeman Murders of New Orleans

The Axeman Murders of New Orleans

New Orleans history is rich with tales of organized crime, corruption, vampires, voodoo, witches, and gruesome bloody murders. One of the most notorious unsolved serial murder cases was that of the Axeman.

New Stem Cell Treatment Benefits Nearly All ALS Patients in Trial

New Stem Cell Treatment Benefits Nearly All ALS Patients in Trial

The latest breakthrough in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research recently came out of Israel after a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies for neurodegenerative diseases announced positive results from a clinical trial of a potential treatment.

Aquagenic Urticaria - Allergy to Water

Aquagenic Urticaria - Allergy to Water

Can you imagine not being able to take a refreshing shower, bath, or a dip in a pool or the ocean on a hot summer day?

#BostonBlizzardChallenge the Latest Social Media Trend

#BostonBlizzardChallenge the Latest Social Media Trend

First there was #planking, then the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, now the #BostonBlizzardChallenge?

Millions of Mutant Mosquitoes May Be Unleased on the Florida Keys

Millions of Mutant Mosquitoes May Be Unleased on the Florida Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes may soon be released in the Florida Keys to combat 2 viral diseases if all goes according to plan for a group of British researchers.

Are Super Bowl Fans at Risk? Measles Outbreak Concerns

Are Super Bowl Fans at Risk? Measles Outbreak Concerns

This year we can add something new to the mix, a Super Bowl alert for measles, after a warning that about 1000 people in Arizona may have been exposed to a measles outbreak.

Marshawn Lynch Doesn’t Have a Social Anxiety Disorder

Marshawn Lynch Doesn’t Have a Social Anxiety Disorder

After spending Media Day on Tuesday repeating that same line, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch caused much more of a frenzy than he could have ever imagined, and he didn't know why.

10 Bad Things That Are Really Good for You

10 Bad Things That Are Really Good for You

It seems that every day we are told what not to eat and what not to do because certain things can negatively affect our health.

Blood Farming and Illegal Organ Selling

Blood Farming and Illegal Organ Selling

Blood farming is a growing health care and human rights issue that is especially prevalent in India. This highly illegal and immoral practice involves treating human beings (often recent immigrants and individuals from other marginalized populations) much like cattle on an industrial dairy farm.

Doctors to the Stars

Doctors to the Stars

Every time a celebrity dies from a prescription drug overdose or botched medical procedure, the first questions are understandably pointed at the medical professionals involved with the individual.

Are GMOs Safe to Eat?

Are GMOs Safe to Eat?

GMO Free. Non-GMO Project Verified. Made With Non-GMO Ingredients. These phrases are increasingly popping up on consumer food products everywhere, but what do they mean?

Mad Cow Disease

Mad Cow Disease

The official name for mad cow disease is bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). BSE is a fatal disease that attacks the nervous system of cattle.

A Growing Social Problem: Cyberbullying

A Growing Social Problem: Cyberbullying

The growth of social media has been dramatic and it has become integrated into mainstream life. Unfortunately, within social media there is little to no regard for what is said, and it can become open-hunting season or a playground for the bully types.

Half Man, Half Machine: Real Cyborgs You Didn’t Know Existed

Half Man, Half Machine: Real Cyborgs You Didn’t Know Existed

The Medical Bags body modification series has explored everything from permanent makeup to lip and eyelid sewing, but this edition has more of a technological twist.

Pros and Cons of Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Pros and Cons of Patient Satisfaction Surveys

When you're a medical provider, the customer isn't always right. Letting patients dictate the scope of service, as is done in fields such as retail, results in dangerous situations and potentially poor outcomes.

House Calls Making a Comeback?

House Calls Making a Comeback?

It wasn't so long ago that doctors would visit the sick, and these house calls were a normal, if not an expected, type of service.

Fracking Causes Earthquakes, Birth Defects Say Studies

Fracking Causes Earthquakes, Birth Defects Say Studies

These days, fracking seems to be wreaking havoc all over the news, not to mention the planet. A recent study found that fracking caused over 70 small earthquakes in Ohio in March 2014, including one that was large enough to be felt in nearby towns.

Emotional Contagion: How Your Mood Is as Infectious as a Virus

Emotional Contagion: How Your Mood Is as Infectious as a Virus

Have you ever been around a person in a particularly bad mood, only to realize that at the end of your interaction, you too have become sour? Or maybe you were around a group of giggling children and you found yourself struggling to hold back your own laughter.

Update on HIV/AIDS: How Close Are We to a Cure?

Update on HIV/AIDS: How Close Are We to a Cure?

When the HIV/AIDS epidemic officially began in 1981, a positive diagnosis was a death sentence. However, today an estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the US, and thanks to modern treatment, are living longer and happier lives than ever.

Louis Zamperini: 10 Incredible Facts About the “Unbroken” Hero

Louis Zamperini: 10 Incredible Facts About the “Unbroken” Hero

Ive got 110/60, a 60 pulse, 185 cholesterol, said Louis Zamperini in an interview at 86 years old. Im told I have the vitals of a 35-year-old. And with all Ive been through, they thought Id be dead by 55!

Private Prisons Scrutinized for Poor Health Care

Private Prisons Scrutinized for Poor Health Care

Its no secret that private prisons operate under questionable practices. After all, they run as businesses and make a profit off of locking people up.

Did Cavemen Have a Healthier Diet Than Modern Man?

Did Cavemen Have a Healthier Diet Than Modern Man?

Cavemen lived during a much simpler time. You would never catch one texting at dinner, nor would he or she be spending all hours of the night watching television.

California First State to Ban Sterilization of Female Inmates Without Consent

California First State to Ban Sterilization of Female Inmates Without Consent

Between 2006 and 2010, at least 148 female prisoners at 2 California facilities were sterilized without required state approval. Even worse, some of the women have claimed that they were pressured, harassed, and even tricked into signing forms agreeing to the sterilizations.

Multimillionaire Cross-Dressing Dermatologist Shoots Wife Dead With .22-Caliber Bullet to Her Chest

Multimillionaire Cross-Dressing Dermatologist Shoots Wife Dead With .22-Caliber Bullet to Her Chest

Dermatologist Richard Sharpe turned out to be a sharp-shooter, ending his wife Karen’s life with a rifle shot, a bull’s eye—sinking lead deep into her chest.

If 2 Heads Are Better Than 1...Are 3 Nipples Better Than 2?

If 2 Heads Are Better Than 1...Are 3 Nipples Better Than 2?

Triple nipples is yet another way to innovate the human body. And a third nipple doesnt necessarily have to be grafted onto your chest. It can go anywhere: the elbow, the knee, the foot; whatever turns you on.

Political Correctness in Diverse Workplace Fosters Creativity

Political Correctness in Diverse Workplace Fosters Creativity

People may associate political correctness with conformity, but new research finds it also correlates with creativity in work settings.

Werewolf Syndrome (Congenital Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa)

Werewolf Syndrome (Congenital Hypertrichosis Lanuginosa)

Congenital hypertrichosis lanuginosa (CHL) is an extremely rare skin disease that has fascinated the public since the Middle Ages.

Afraid of Cooties? Study Shows Kissing Transfers 80 Million Bacteria

Afraid of Cooties? Study Shows Kissing Transfers 80 Million Bacteria

Whats in his kiss? Apparently, its a lot more than you might think

Heal Thyself: Pack Your Bags for a Sacred Spot in Arizona

Heal Thyself: Pack Your Bags for a Sacred Spot in Arizona

Its all in the vortex. A vortex is created by whirling fluid, wind, or electricity and is in the shape of a funnel, like a tornado, a whirlpool, or water flowing down a sink drain.

Egg Freezing: The Latest Perk for Women at Facebook, Apple

Egg Freezing: The Latest Perk for Women at Facebook, Apple

For some women, finding the right partner to have a child with doesnt go as planned. What is a woman to do when the time on her biological clock is running out and that dream of starting a family hasnt been fulfilled yet?

Deterring Opioid Abuse

Deterring Opioid Abuse

In 2011, there were an estimated 17,000 deaths resulting directly from the use of opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, drug deaths due to addictive prescription drugs, including opioids, are greater than 3 times what they were 20 years ago.

New ICD-10 Coding System May Cloud Hospital Safety

New ICD-10 Coding System May Cloud Hospital Safety

Changes in how medical diagnoses are coded under the latest international disease classification system (better known as the ICD-10 codes) may complicate the assessment of hospital safety, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Nostradamus

Nostradamus

Michel de Nostredame (Nostradamus) , the prophetic giant, has been credited with predicting future events, including the rise of Hitler, the atomic bomb, Louis Pasteurs discoveries, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, the death of Princess Diana, and more. Did this supposed seer also predict his own impending death?

How Music Is Used as a Torture Technique

How Music Is Used as a Torture Technique

It sounds like a joke: a mom telling her teenage daughter to Please shut off that music; its torturing me! Or dad chiming in: Turn it down, son; youre killing me with that racket!

The Deal With Bats: Rabies, Ebola, and Their Own Extinction

The Deal With Bats: Rabies, Ebola, and Their Own Extinction

In Bram Stokers 1897 novel Dracula, Lucy is found several times in the dead of night sitting up in bed and pointing to her window at a large, flitting bat.

Doctor Hires Hit Man to Kill Another Doctor

Doctor Hires Hit Man to Kill Another Doctor

In July 2012, a pathologist was found shot and stabbed to death in his Lubbock, TX home, the result of a murder-for-hire plot perpetrated by a plastic surgeon whose evil motive can be traced to 1 of the 7 deadly sins: envy.

Marvin Gaye, the Prince of Soul

Marvin Gaye, the Prince of Soul

Theories swirled and opinions varied; many thought Marvin wanted to die and that his father was merely a pawn in his plans.

You Can See Right Through Some People

You Can See Right Through Some People

The professional name for it is clear lens face piercing. Put simply, its a hole in your face: a hole in your face thats then sealed with a clear plug so people can see inside your mouth without you ever having to open it.

The Legend of Elizabeth Báthory: The Blood Countess

The Legend of Elizabeth Báthory: The Blood Countess

Some say that Countess Elizabeth Báthory, considered by many to be the worlds worst female serial killer, was the true inspiration for Bram Stokers Dracula.

It May Have Made Perfect Sense in Medieval Times

It May Have Made Perfect Sense in Medieval Times

Body piercing in the Western world has evolved considerably in recent decades.

Brittany Maynard Ends Own Life Under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act

Brittany Maynard Ends Own Life Under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act

Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old woman who made headlines over the last few weeks because of her decision to end her own life after being diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma, died on Saturday at her home in Portland, OR.

Pass the Popcorn?

Pass the Popcorn?

Perhaps its not pass the popcorn, but pass on eating the popcorn if its microwaved or bought at the movie theater.

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

Todds syndrome, more frequently referred to as Alice in Wonderland syndrome (AIWS), is a disorienting neurological condition that primarily targets children.

Dr. Josef Mengele: The Cruelest Nazi Doctor of the Holocaust

Dr. Josef Mengele: The Cruelest Nazi Doctor of the Holocaust

One of the most atrocious eras in human history is without a doubt the Holocaust. About 11 million people, including approximately 6 million Jews, are estimated to have been slaughtered at the hands of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.

What Has the Oprah Machine Done for Medicine?

What Has the Oprah Machine Done for Medicine?

Some may say that the real question is: What has she done to (not for) medicine? When you think of Oprah, whats the first thing that comes to mind?

Vlad the Impaler: Romanian Ruler or Count Dracula?

Vlad the Impaler: Romanian Ruler or Count Dracula?

Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, member of the House of Drăculești, and known as Vlad the Impaler or Dracula, was the inspiration for Irish author Bram Stokers world-famous novel Dracula, published in 1897.

Sentenced to Lethal Injection: Experimental Cocktails Prompt Moral Debate

Sentenced to Lethal Injection: Experimental Cocktails Prompt Moral Debate

There has been an ethical debate regarding the death penalty for thousands of years, and the controversy is only getting more complicated.

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