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“Locker Room Talk” Does Matter Mr. Trump


by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Over the last few days, a number of recordings have come to light showing Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump saying lewd, lascivious, and down right crass statements about women. His response was “It’s just locker room talk.” The problem, Mr. Trump is that words do matter and what we say when we think no one is watching is an insight into our true selves and what we really think.

This issue is quite salient in the culture of medicine.…

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The dangers of euthanasia-on-demand Chicago Tribune

If the Dutch Cabinet gets what it wants, citizens who feel they have a “completed life” soon will be able to request public support for help in ending their lives. It is a frightening precedent that other nations ought not follow, and a policy the Dutch ought to reject.

The drug industry’s answer to opioid addiction: More pills Washington Post

Cancer patients taking high doses of opioid painkillers are often afflicted by a new discomfort: constipation. Researcher Jonathan Moss thought he could help, but no drug company was interested in his ideas for relieving suffering among the dying.

DNA’s new ‘miracle’: How adoptees are using online registries to find their blood relatives Washington Post

Last year, Bob Nore, a Vietnam War veteran in Huntsville, Ala., was working on a family tree and wanted to trace his ancestors’ history and origins. So he sent a vial of saliva and $89 to a DNA registry for analysis.

Comparison of Physician and Computer Diagnostic Accuracy JAMA

The Institute of Medicine recently highlighted that physician diagnostic error is common and information technology may be part of the solution.1 Given advancements in computer science, computers may be able to independently make accurate clinical diagnoses.2 While studies have compared computer vs physician performance for reading electrocardiograms,3 the diagnostic accuracy of computers vs physicians remains unknown. To fill this gap in knowledge, we compared the diagnostic accuracy of physicians with computer algorithms called symptom checkers.