Updates in Slow Medicine

Pieter Cohen, MD Dr. Pieter Cohen along with his colleagues Drs. Hochman and Bedard co-authors the educational series “Updates in Slow Medicine.” Dr. Cohen is a general internist at Cambridge Health Alliance in Somerville, Massachusetts and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His area of clinical expertise and research includes weight loss, preventive medicine and dietary supplements. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine and the American Journal of Public Health. Michael Hochman, MD, MPH Dr. Michael Hochman is a board certified general internist who attended Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Cambridge Health Alliance and completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars fellowship at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hochman has written for the Boston Globe and other lay media publications, and is the founding editor of the 50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know series published by Oxford University Press. In addition, Dr. Hochman enjoys teaching and has won several clinical teaching awards. Currently, Dr. Hochman is the Medical Director for Innovation at AltaMed Health Systems in Los Angeles. Rachael Bedard, MD Rachael Bedard, MD grew up in Toronto, Canada. She attended Brown University and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and then completed her residency and chief residency at the Cambridge Health Alliance. She is currently a fellow in the integrated Geriatrics-Palliative Care program at Mount Sinai in New York City.


Posts by Updates in Slow Medicine

Is ADHD overdiagnosed and overtreated?

Updates in Slow Medicine
Updates in Slow Medicine, Contributing Editors

As the percentage of children diagnosed with ADHD has increased in recent years, a new book delves into the connections between pharmaceutical companies and medical experts, and how these relate to rates of diagnosis.

How is the Affordable Care Act doing?

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Updates in Slow Medicine, Contributing Editors

A recent summary paper published in The New England Journal of Medicine outlines where the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has succeeded and where it has fallen short. Although health care is now more accessible and affordable than before, many still lack coverage, and the available plans have some drawbacks. Rather than expanding insurance coverage, it will take a culture shift in how we provide care to truly improve the health of our nation.