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On average, gun violence kills 33,000 Americans each year. Over the 2016 Christmas weekend, 27 Chicago citizens were shot, seven of them fatally. While studying in a Chicago medical school in 2011, I saw the effects of gun violence firsthand. It saddens me to know that six years later, little if anything has changed. In Read More

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A new year brings an opportunity to reflect on and reevaluate our lives. When you’re a registered dietitian/nutritionist, it’s also time to review food trends for 2017. That’s why I look forward to the annual “What’s Trending in Nutrition,” a survey from Pollock Communications based on interviews with thousands of registered dietitians. Here’s the survey’s Read More

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At the end of each year, we look back at The Doctor’s Tablet and share some of our most popular pieces from the previous 12 months. Our faculty, student and staff contributors wrote some terrific posts, but the three below stood out and attracted the most attention from readers. Each of these posts relates a Read More

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Editors’ Note: After several decades in the U.S., renowned researcher Jacques Grosset M.D., professor, Center for Tuberculosis Research at Johns Hopkins Medicine, is retiring and returning to his native France. Earlier this year, at the invitation of his friend, Einstein’s William Jacobs, Jr., Ph.D., professor of microbiology & immunology and HHMI investigator, Dr. Grosset spoke at Read More

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 Editors' Note: Since publication of this piece, a reader drew our attention to several articles from The Washington Post, which call into question the numbers of domestic sex traffic victims cited in this blog and the methods used to estimate them. In the United States, some 100,000 to 300,000 children and adolescents are victims of domestic sex trafficking—and Read More

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This raises an important question: When the FDA and similar agencies make decisions on public health issues that are intertwined with science, do the larger scientific and medical communities wield any influence?