Can minority students change medicine's racial imbalance?
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Eight of Melissa Cornett’s 10 children want to be doctors. The oldest, at 29, hopes to become a family physician; the youngest, who’s “almost 9,” wants to be an ER doctor. Although they all have endured the typical bumps, bruises, and medical crises of childhood, they’ve only ever met two doctors who were black, like them.So this past Tuesday, Cornett, a certified nursing assistant, brought six of her children to Winston-Salem State University to hear fr
A race to get to the U.S. begins; a wave of travelers arrives in Boston, with others to follow
BOSTON — Most of the more than 40 people from Iran who arrived at Logan International Airport on Saturday afternoon were ecstatic, the first large wave of travelers to come to the United States a week after President Trump banned them from entering the country. The decision late Friday by a federal judge to temporarily halt Trump’s denial of entry to travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries had created an opening — and in a frantic race on the other side of the globe, t
Studies Link Some Stomach Drugs to Possible Alzheimer’s Disease and Kidney Problems
Over-the-counter packages of Nexium, Prevacid and Prilosec tell you to take the pills—known to doctors as proton-pump inhibitors, or PPIs—for just two weeks at a time unless otherwise directed by a physician. Yet drugs of this best-selling class prevent heartburn and ease related ailments so well that patients—particularly those who suffer from a condition called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)—are often advised to take the medications for years. By decreasing acid pro