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Children looking at microscope at See, Test & Treat event at Montefiore

Pathologists have traditionally played a “behind-the-scenes” role in medical diagnosis and patient care. No longer. As 21st-century medicine continues along its trajectory of rapid change, we pathologists are becoming more-visible members of the healthcare team. We’re also coming out from behind the microscope, so to speak, and reaching out to the communities we serve. The Read More

coffee beans roasted,instant and ground coffee

Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Forbes.com. The state of California is deliberating whether to list coffee as a carcinogen under its Prop 65 statute. This statute requires the posting of warnings alerting the public to the presence of carcinogenic and toxic substances in food, beverages, consumer products, and the environment. The warning being considered Read More

close up of elderly hands on each others forearms

Finding the fine line between respecting autonomy and abandoning those with dementia is a crucial task that deserves more attention.

Doctor (facing camera) listens to patient while holding her hand

As a doctor in the Bronx—home to nearly half a million immigrants, including an estimated 113,000 who are undocumented—I have followed much of the immigration-related news of the past year with alarm. The media has reported countless stories on the “Muslim ban,” more-aggressive deportation activity by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the legislative Read More

Percentage of flu-like illness week 5 2018

Influenza is back among us—and with a vengeance. We are just about at the midpoint of the flu season, and already experts are calling it the worst epidemic since 2009, when a new (H1N1) influenza strain appeared, resulting in the deaths of more than 12,000 Americans. Now, not all “flu-like” illness is caused by the Read More

Peter Selwyn as a dancing doctor in "Grand Rounds" a dance by Tamar Rogoff at La Mama

One day in 2016, I noticed a note, almost lost in the day’s emails, from an old friend I hadn’t seen in a while. Like me, he had learned about palliative care by necessity, in the grim early years of the AIDS epidemic. Also like me, he had become more deeply involved in palliative care Read More