Strong Staff Morale: Your Umbrella for the Perfect Storm

The next thirty years comprise a perfect storm scenario for laboratory medicine in terms of meeting professional staffing needs: Millions more people will be insured and able to access the healthcare system far more comprehensively than ever before, including laboratory services Millions of baby boomers adding to the post-65 year old demographic, requiring more frequent…

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Effective Laboratory Medicine In The Era of Individualized Healthcare

We live in an age of increasing individualism facilitated by technology that allows immediate access to information; in the format, the setting, and the time of our own choosing. This change is occurring as rapidly as we can adapt to it; accompanied by social media-facilitated feedback, commentary and communication. These are new manifestations of individual…

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Personalized Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges for the Laboratory

The development of personalized medicine holds the promise of radically changing the practice of medicine from reactive to pro-active. Historically, medical treatment was initiated as a response to the symptomatic onset of diseases. And because we haven’t fully understood the genetic and environmental factors that cause diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, our efforts…

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