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The Next Vaping

Updated at 5:58 p.m. ET on December 12, 2019 A glass-walled bastion of minimalism in a retail mall in Atlanta is the first of its kind in the United States. It looks like an Apple Store, but with a bouncer. You have to be 21 or older to enter. If you want to buy what’s …

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Improving Care for Older Adults with Cancer

Cancer is a horrible disease. Providing high quality care often means providing safe, effective and cost-effective treatments that meets a patient’s priority. Reaching these goals, however, is particularly challenging when treating older adults with cancer. A paper on this exact topic by Ramsdale et al. (2017) notes that: Cancer care delivery for older adults with …

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Will physicians adopt digital health innovations?

The answer is ‘maybe’. Some are scarred by the distance between the hype and reality of electronic health records (EHR), which promised both improved efficiency for practices and superior patient health outcomes. In practice–especially in the short-turn–EMR resulted in a lot of both direct and data entry cost to practices with limited interoperability and modest …

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Marie Kondo Goes Full Goop

Marie Kondo has had a few bouts of American fame. Around 2015, the Japanese cleaning guru’s best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up inspired untold closet clean-outs and garage declutterings. In 2019, her Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo, performed a similar trick, emptying overstuffed American homes by teaching their harried owners her …

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The Labyrinthine Experience of Mental Illness

Jean-François Boisvenue was 6 years old when he first saw a psychiatrist. He had been experiencing insomnia brought on by an extreme fear of darkness. Later, Boisvenue would be diagnosed with nyctophobia—the first of dozens of diagnoses he’d receive in his lifetime. Boisvenue’s powerful short documentary, Nyctophobia, premiering on The Atlantic today, chronicles his labyrinthine …

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