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Featuring Mark R. Chassin, MD

Flu Vaccination in the Workplace

Mark R. Chassin, MD, President of the Joint Commission, discusses flu vaccination in the workplace. When healthcare workers are vaccinated at high rates, transmission in hospitals is reduced, less time is taken off by health care workers and better-staffed hospitals means the ability to maintain full...

Featuring Thomas K. Byrne, MD

What are the Criteria for Obesity Surgery?

Thomas K. Byrne, MD, Professor General and Gastrointestinal Surgery, Medical University of South California, discusses obesity and surgery. The criteria for surgery are a BMI over 40 plus a failed weight-loss program. Bariatric surgery is indicated in those with a BMI greater than 35 who have co-morbid...

Mutations and B-Raf protein

Cancer and Melanoma

David B. Solit, MD, Elizabeth and Felix Rohatyn Chair for Junior Faculty, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, discusses B-Raf, an intracellular signaling protein.B-Raf is commonly mutated in cancer, and about 8% of all human cancers have B-Raf mutation. This in turn makes the cells grow abnormally and...