If Your Patient Asks: Medicine in the News

8 medical stories from the popular press that your patients are reading...you should, too.

Patients see and hear a lot about medicine in the news--some of it is educational, some has a reliable ring to it but deserves greater scrutiny, and some is hype at best.Scroll through the slides above to see some of the more noteworthy subjects your patients might be reading about right now, and prepare to field queries. Topics include: ► "The Biggest Loser" gains it all back ► Pastoral medicine problems in Texas ► A "milestone" finding in breast cancer genetics ► The "poor man's methadone" ► World's most expensive drug languishes on the shelf... and more.