On Campus

A high-level visit, a warning on Medicare

Over the next 30 years, the elderly in the United States will increase from 40 million to 70 million. That simple statistic imperils the 35-year-old Medicare system, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala told the audience that packed the medical school’s Fitkin Amphitheater in October. “We are facing a demographic tidal wave,” said Shalala. “We are about to double the number of people in Medicare on a relatively narrow financial base.”Shalala, to whom Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., reported in his previous position as Food and Drug Administration commissioner, was on campus to deliver the annual Samuel O. Thier, M.D., Lecture....

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With the CEO of 'Genome, Inc'

Just over a year ago, biologist J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., launched a scientific race with the claim...

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An Icelander decodes the data

Discovered in the Middle Ages by Scandinavian explorers, Iceland offered its early settlers a harsh...

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Brazelton urges support for parents

T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., one of the nation’s leading pediatricians and child development experts,...

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