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Exploring patient safety and research methods with deep-brain stimulation

Clinical trials rely on the cooperation of individuals who, due to extenuating circumstances, seek out novel treatments to their conditions. These people willingly cross the line between patient and subjects to serve the development of new biomedical techniques. Although these trials can certainly result in health benefits for test subjects, such benefits are secondary to…

Antidotes at Poisonous Prices

More than half of all Americans take some form of a prescription drug, not to mention various over the counter drugs, vitamins, and other supplements [2]. In fact, the United States is one of the most heavily medicated countries in the world, but also pays far more to stock its medicine cabinet than most other…

A Changing Game: How the NFL’s New Rules Have Affected Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and the Future of Contact Sports

As a loyal Kansas City Chiefs fan for the last decade, I have lived through forgettable season followed by forgettable season. I remember watching the Indianapolis Colts erase a 28-point deficit in the second half to defeat the Chiefs in the Wildcard Game in 2014. One could imagine how excited I was about this season…

Do No Harm

“Prinum Non Nocere”; Medical School Students say these lines in the Hippocratic Oath, pledging to do no harm.  Traditionally this promise is made with the notion that physicians will do everything in their power to cure ailing patients.  Yet, complications arise when doctors make decisions on who, and what to prioritize when they must provide…

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