October 13, 2016
Georgia Health News
Diagnosis: Germ Magnet
The white lab coat, a long-standing status symbol for physicians, is under attack for spreading bacteria and viruses. But doctors are hesitant to ditch the iconic garment.
Sylvia Wright hails from a family where white coats have a long tradition. The Atlanta-based dermatologist and partner at Peachtree Dermatology Associates is a fourth generation physician. For her, the white coat represents "the honor, the service and the commitment of practicing medicine."
Wright could be the last in her line of ancestors to wear the signature garment for doctors. The century-old symbolic garb has come under attack in the United States, and in some European countries.
International Transport Journal
Do you remember the movie “Bob Roberts”, a satirical mockumentary about a right wing folk singer/self-made millionaire who’s running for the U.S. Senate?
Or, “Wag the Dog”, a dark comedy in which a group of spin doctors construct a fictional war to distract from the president’s sex scandal? Or are you, like myself, a fan of the TV show “House of Cards” that tells the story of a ruthless power couple on their way to the White House?
The current election season in America hardly falls short of all this fiction. Pulp Politics, politics as entertainment, has reached its pinnacle this year.
August 21, 2016
Welt am Sonntag
In the Eyes of the Patient
From arthritis and cancer to high cholesterol: Eyes often serve as the body’s early warning system - U.S. researchers are working on retinal scans for early Alzheimer’s detection
Whether it’s a routine checkup, a case of pink eye, or the need for new glasses: A visit to the eye doctor can save lives.
Sounds surprising? In fact, ophthalmologists are frequently among the first to spot systemic diseases that can potentially be fatal.
The eyes may be the proverbial windows to the soul, but for physicians, they are also windows to the brain, the heart, the blood stream, the nervous and immune systems. Eyes are a sensitive and highly efficient early warning mechanism for the human body.