For the hungry in some Columbus neighborhoods, emergency food supplies will be only a text away. The city will spend $135,000 to help to create a mobile scheduling program for selected food pantries.
A consultants’ report commissioned by Ohio State says fighting among physicians could jeopardize the OSU Medical Center and the James Cancer Center. The internal rifts have slowed the most expensive project in university history, the $780 million expansion of the medical center.
A new study shows that gene therapy could be a safe and effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease. It also paves the way toward gene therapies for other disorders. The results of the study appear in the current issue of the medical journal The Lancet.
Electronic medical records are the trend in medicine, driven by President Bush’s announcement that most Americans should have an electronic medical record within ten years.
Patients and doctors alike are concerned that electronic medical records might interview with their exam room conversations.
College students are a young and generally healthy bunch, but each year students are forced to drop out of school because of massive medical bills. On some campuses as many as 30-percent of students are uninsured.