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Because I am an internal-medicine physician, friends and family members frequently ask me to recommend other physicians. When I make these endorsements, they are always of doctors who I trust will deliver the most evidence-based care. Why? Because the doctor who keeps up with the medical literature, whose practice evolves to incorporate new scientific discoveries Read More

Earle Chambers, Ph.D. hiking

In this picture from May, I am on a hike: 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail. It’s my third year in a row, and so far I’ve done about 180 miles of the trail’s 2,190 miles. It stretches from Georgia to Maine and every year is a new adventure with challenges all along the way Read More

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Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Forbes.com. In July, a large study was published purporting to show that sperm concentrations in the ejaculate of men in Western countries had declined by 52 percent between 1973 and 2010. The new study synthesized results from 185 studies from 50 different countries. The authors concluded that, “These findings strongly Read More

One year ago, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a call to fund novel curricular activities to provide enhanced training for the next generation of biomedical scientists, with a specific focus on the skills necessary for conducting reproducible and rigorous (RR) research. A lack of reproducibility of major studies in biomedical science has been Read More

Editors’ Note: The following blog post originally appeared on Forbes.com. A colleague recently sent me an article in the Daily News titled “Increased cancer rate in US linked to bad environment” and asking my opinion of it. The opening sentence read, “Improving the worst environments in the US could prevent 39 in every 100,000 cancer deaths.” The Daily News item Read More

Woman wearing VR device looking at brain

Although every technology product released today seems as if it is “powered by artificial intelligence,” the actual AI revolution is ahead of us. When it arrives, it will be on par with the industrial revolution in changing our lives, especially in the world of medicine. John McCarthy, a legendary computer scientist, coined the term “AI” Read More