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While Western medicine has become better at diagnosing, treating and even curing disease, its counterparts in other traditions often still outpace it in treating the whole patient.

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It was big news when scientists announced they had figured out a way to reprogram adult skin cells to behave similarly to embryonic stem cells. Not only did the new technique hold promise for treating disease, but it sidestepped the ethical questions some has about using stem cells from human fetuses.

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Mom is the first person many of us turn to when we are sick. She has that certain magic touch and knows what we need in order to feel better.

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In the years before I went to medical school, I worked as a nurse’s aide. Early one morning, one of the surgeons dropped by the Emergency Room in a particularly good mood. The ER doctor asked him why he was so happy.

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A study by a Milwaukee researcher has identified additional genes related to a complex speech disorder affecting children, but the work could lead to a better overall understanding of defects in the human genome.

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"In the 20th century, medicine was strictly concerned with treating illnesses. The medicine of the 21st century is about wellness."

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Dr. Barry Blackwell has spent half a century working as a psychiatrist. But since moving from Britain to Milwaukee decades ago, he’s explored something quite unexpected for a medical practitioner: poetry.

For Blackwell, this wasn’t a midlife change-of-heart. Throughout his self-published memoir, Bits and Pieces of a Psychiatrist’s Life, Blackwell makes reference to his lifelong interest in writing. He recently sat down with WUWM’s Lake Effect to discuss his 600-page magnum opus.

Crown Publishing

How can we ensure that researchers aren't using our biological material without our consent?