Serving the Underserved—Making Strides to Improve Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Serving the Underserved—Making Strides to Improve Women’s Cardiovascular Health

February 18, 2015 at 4:10 PM 0 comments

Dr Kevin R. Campbell, MD, FACC Author of Women and Cardiovascular Disease: Addressing Disparities in Care Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology University of North Carolina, North Carolina, USA At the age of four, my daughter Bek began to have troubles with fatigue. Her mother noted that she wasRead More

The Outdoors Meets Human Anatomy on New EMJ Covers

January 26, 2015 at 2:09 PM 0 comments

Interview with Camila Carlow, artist and founder of Eye Heart Spleen, by Daniel Bone, Editorial Assistant for EMJ. The novel creative graphics for our eJournal front pages have stemmed from a desire to make our covers more imaginative and interesting. You will have noticed that the cover of European MedicalRead More

A Tribute to Dr Patrick Francis O’Dwyer

, January 13, 2015 at 2:43 PM 0 comments

Dr Judith O’Malley-Ford A brand new year is at our fingertips and with it comes a new opportunity to explore additional avenues regarding the issue of men’s health awareness. Highlighting the presence of prostate cancer and its effects on men and their families is an ongoing process. Sometimes, the effects of prostate cancer strikeRead More

Oncology is Multidisciplinary. By Definition

January 6, 2015 at 4:57 PM 0 comments

Dr Santiago González-Moreno Medical Director and Head of Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Madrid, Spain; President Elect, European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO). Cancer is a multidimensional and multifactorial reality. Starting at its very biological roots, the cancer cell needs the conjunction of different molecular and genetic events onlyRead More

Appropriate Technology

December 8, 2014 at 2:21 PM 0 comments

Dr Catherine Mohr Intuitive Surgical, maker of the daVinci surgical robot Dr Duthie raises many excellent points in his blog post, Limited Resources.  This is an essential conversation that we, in the global medical community, must continue to have. I would hesitate to assert though, that clinicians or companies from economicallyRead More

Limited Resources

November 5, 2014 at 10:08 AM 0 comments

Dr Jim Duthie Last week I had the opportunity to attend a small breakfast meeting where the speaker was Dr Catherine Mohr. Dr Mohr is an extraordinary individual (see http://www.catherinemohr.com/), originally trained in Medical Engineering at MIT, then going on to study Medicine at Stanford. She has a knack not onlyRead More

Shh and Listen! Communication Between Doctors and Patients Needs to Improve

October 30, 2014 at 2:20 PM 0 comments

Interview with Professor David Price, Primary Care Respiratory Society Professor of Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, by Kelly Llewellyn, Assistant Editor for EMJ THE BACKGROUND According to the European Respiratory Society, respiratory diseases are among the leading causes of death worldwide. Statistically, asthma affects around 300 million individuals worldwide; 65 millionRead More

Does the Future Realistically Hold a Cure for Diabetes?

October 24, 2014 at 3:37 PM 0 comments

Ms. Anne Philips An emotive title for this blog, however, could be: is this actually a realistic option in the future? As the evidence is emerging about potential opportunities to delay or prevent Type 1 and 2 diabetes (T1D/T2D), the stage is set for a very exciting few years aheadRead More

Zydelig® (idelalisib): The Force to Fight CLL and FL

October 17, 2014 at 12:31 PM 0 comments

Interview with Dr Dominique Tonelli, Regional Senior Medical Affairs Director for Gilead, by Kelly Llewellyn, Assistant Editor for EMJ. THE BACKGROUND After the European Commission granted the marketing authorisation for Gilead’s Zydelig® (idelalisib), a first-in-class oral treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and follicular leukaemia (FL), the European Medical JournalRead More

The Role of GPs

October 8, 2014 at 10:52 AM 0 comments

Dr Judith O’Malley-Ford Recently, I spoke to a group about the role of the General Practitioner (GP) in the community, about the complexity of the role, and about its challenges of engaging with hospitals, health funds and providers of funding, and with the patient groups. I have many interests inRead More