Repetitive TMS: A Potential Solution for Treatment-Resistant Adolescent Depression

As of late, the World Health Organization has thrown the spotlight onto depression, which it has recently cited as the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. While many who experience depression are able to find relief through antidepressants,...

/ April 16, 2017

Evolution of Food Desert Solutions

About 25% of Baltimore residents live a quarter of a mile or more from the nearest grocery store (Johns Hopkins Center for a Liveable Future, 2010). When combined with a lack of transportation and a low median income, these supermarket-free...

/ April 16, 2017

Equitable Care for Minorities

Neonatal death, low birthweight, and pregnancy complications are serious outcomes of reduced prenatal care in the United States. A low birthweight alone causes 30,000 infant deaths. Inadequate care is seen particularly for low-income minority women, so these populations are at...

/ April 16, 2017

Mapping a healthier future: Interview with Food Policy Director Holly Freishtat

Across the country, many populations suffer malnutrition and its associated health complications that result from poor access to nutritious foods. According to the USDA, food deserts, or “low-access communities,” are defined as places where at least 500 people or 33%...

/ April 16, 2017

The Hidden Cost of Emergency Rooms

In the shock following an medical emergency, our first instinct is to get ourselves or our loved ones to the best treatment possible–immediately. It’s this need that causes countless families to rush to emergency rooms each year, all seeking the...

/ April 16, 2017

Demystifying CRISPR

  Medicine is undoubtedly among one of the most lauded fields in the world– there are few who would dispute importance of medical innovation. However, the field is not without controversy, with many new treatments scrutinized for potential ethical or...

/ April 14, 2017

Revolutionizing Medicine in the 21st Century

Medicine has always had a close relationship to the humanities. Hippocrates, for example, is one well-known figure of medicine who delineated that medicine is a humanist field. During a time when ancient medicine was usually unaided by scientifically proven treatments,...

/ April 12, 2017

Literature and the Mind

The connection between literature, the mind, and medicine is examined in a series of studies that demonstrate the therapeutic effects of reading. By studying how different brain areas respond to literature, researchers utilize innovative approaches to treating neurological conditions. Curling...

/ April 10, 2017

America First, Science Last

On March 16th, President Donald Trump revealed “America First,” the blueprint of his first official budget. This name certainly has validation, as the budget proposal focuses solely on placing American homeland protection first. While the funding of the departments of...

/ March 22, 2017

Welcome!

We welcome you to Hippocrates Med Review! We hope to provide a world-class forum that showcases a holistic view of medicine as told by the brightest minds in the medical field. Despite medicine’s impact in our lives and the world,...

/ January 21, 2017