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As a young cardiologist, Jeffrey Wessler knew most of his time would be spent treating patients with full-blown heart disease. It was a depressing realization.
Dr. Rita Charon, founder of the narrative medicine program at Columbia University, neatly summarized her own approach to a patient’s story in a 2004 lecture.
The suicide rate for people between the ages of 45 and 64 has jumped in recent years, more than for other age groups, said Barbara Stanley, a psychology professor at Columbia University.
"This is an extremely important paper," says Dr. Ethel Siris, a Columbia University medical professor who specializes in thinning bones and wasn't involved in the study.
Sarah Urke and Barbara Trencher, Columbia physical therapists and Velocity participants, developed an exercise program for cancer patients.
“As doctors, we will have this tremendous opportunity to talk to people every day,” says Miriam Callahan, a second-year student at Columbia University medical school.
Columbia University researchers Denise B. Kandel and Eric R. Kandel have identified a molecular mechanism underlying nicotine’s gateway effect.
Columbia professor of psychiatry Edward Huey explains how two people can remember the same event differently.
Patients are “getting treatments they may not need or that don’t work, or they’re getting more than they needed,” said Jeffrey Lieberman, psychiatrist-in-chief of Columbia University Medical Center.
A clip used to repair damaged heart valves sharply reduced deaths among patients with a grim prognosis.