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What to know about RSD

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a nerve disorder that affects pain regulation. Doctors now refer to RSD as “type 1 complex regional pain syndrome” or “complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) 1.” People with RSD feel excessive pain, usually in their limbs or extremities. They may also experience changes in body temperature, unusual sweating, a decreased… Read More »

A machine-versus-doctors fixation masks important questions about artificial intelligence

Next time you go to the doctor, remember to bring your genome card.  What, you don’t have one? Of course you don’t. Wallet-sized cards containing a person’s genetic code don’t exist.  Yet they were envisioned in a 1996 Los Angeles Times article, which predicted that by 2020 the makeup of a person’s genome would drive… Read More »

China’s Xi Jinping warns about coronavirus: ‘The peak of the outbreak has not yet been reached’

Chinese communist officials should expect the coronavirus outbreak to get worse before it gets better, according to the Communist Party general secretary. “We have to be clear that the peak of the outbreak has not yet been reached,” Xi Jinping, chairman of the government, told his top party lieutenants on Friday. Xi sounded that cautionary… Read More »

Let’s Talk about Eating Disorders

The way we talk about eating disorders matters. Here are some facts you can use to help shape the conversation around eating disorders. “Eating disorders are a medical illness.” Genetic and environmental factors can influence eating disorders. An eating disorder is not a trend or a choice. “Eating disorders are serious and can be fatal.”… Read More »