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In the News July 2014

Scope, 07/10/14
--Man on a mission: Working to help veterans who have lost limbs
This blog entry written by Jacqueline Genovese, Assistant Director of the Arts, Humanities and Medicine, profiles former 1st Army Lt. Dan Berschinski, who was outfitted with artificial legs after a bomb nearly took his life in a Taliban-heavy region of Afghanistan. He's now at Stanford's business school, studying to grow his Army base supply manufacturing business so he can hire on fellow wounded veterans. 
http://scopeblog.stanford.edu/2014/07/10/man-on-a-mission-working-to-help-veterans-who-have-lost-limbs/

San Francisco Chronicle, 07/02/14
--Minna Life's kGoal device raises ethical questions
The kGoal device helps women exercise their pelvic muscles and links to a smartphone to give feedback on the effectiveness of their exercise regimen. The device has raised more than $32,000 on Kickstarter, even though the crowdfunding site prohibits raising money for medical projects. Hank Greely, with the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, is quoted. 
http://www.sfgate.com/technology/article/Minna-Life-s-kGoal-device-raises-ethical-questions-5594136.php

Washington Post, 07/01/14
--Fueled by social media, ‘thigh gap’ focus can lure young women to eating disorders
James Lock, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Eating Disorders Program for Children and Adolescents here, provides comment in this article on "thigh gap," a trend of discussion among adolescent girls linked with unhealthy body image and eating behaviors.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fueled-by-social-media-thigh-gap-focus-can-lure-young-women-to-eating-disorders/2014/06/30/bca303d2-db9a-11e3-bda1-9b46b2066796_story.html

KevinMD.com, 07/01/14
--A 4-year-old taught me the most important lesson in medical school
In this entry, which originally appeared in Scope's SMS Unplugged series, medical student Natalia Birgisson writes about a key moment in her education: helping her young cousin understand his sister's diabetes.
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2014/07/4-year-old-taught-important-lesson-medical-school.html

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