Articles by David Charles

Stock Options and Health Care

At first glance, the connection between preserving employee stock options and expanding the quality of American health care seems elusive at best, but the two issues come together on the common ground of technology. Technology is the driving force... Read More

Fear Factor

Clinical research is the branch of medical science where the discoveries of the laboratory meet the realities of the human body -- and no other discipline stirs as much anxiety and ambivalence in the public's mind. On one hand, everyone... Read More

Gold for a Golden Era

We are on the cusp of an era of healthcare discovery and innovation that will rival the information technology revolution of the past thirty years. In comparison to what the future portends, the dramatic advances we have witnessed in the... Read More

Mr. Jefferson's Technology

Personal privacy is a rare luxury for anyone elected to national office, so most Americans know that Vice President Cheney is being treated for heart problems. Any casual newspaper reader could learn that the Vice President, who is, as the... Read More

First, Do No Harm

Imagine a woman in a rural community so small it doesn't have a first class breast clinic, and yet she has her mammography results analyzed instantly by cancer experts at a National Cancer Institute like New York's Sloan-Kettering Medical Center.... Read More

Cutting Medicare's High-Tech Outpatient Care Hurts Seniors And Wastes Money

In the wake of the acts of war perpetrated by terrorists the debate in Washington over spending priorities has been rightfully muted. Yet many Americans are worried about how America will fund two key programs that touch millions of... Read More

Promote Trade in Life-Saving Technologies to Improve Health Abroad

"Open trade is not just an economic opportunity, it is a moral imperative," said President Bush in May. His address drew more than usual interest because it didn't focus on economics, the way speeches about trade generally do. The benefits... Read More

Promote Trade in Life-Saving Technologies to Improve Health Abroad

"Open trade is not just an economic opportunity, it is a moral imperative," said President Bush in May. His address drew more than usual interest because it didn't focus on economics, the way speeches about trade generally do. The... Read More

Congress Decides: Telemedicine or Telemonopoly?

When telephones made their debut in America more than 125 years ago, the first customers in every small town and big city were the physicians and pharmacists. The connection between health care delivery and communications technology has been in place... Read More

No Excuses Medicine

Dr. David Charles is the Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Chairman of the National Alliance of Medical Researchers and Teaching Physicians When the members of the insurance lobby gathered in Washington last month Read More

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