Dr. Mark Thoma, MD
Mark Thoma, MD, is a physician who did his residency in internal medicine. Mark has a long history of social activism, and was an early technogeek, and science junkie, after evolving through his nerd phase. Favorite quote: “The most exciting phrase to hear in science... is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny.'” - Isaac Asimov

We’re a step closer toward curing a disease caused by brain-eating amoebas

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Brain eating amoebas are a small but serious problem. Now we’re a step closer to a cure.

You probably don’t use sunscreen, and you should

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Americans are bad at using sunscreen, which puts them at risk for skin cancer.

Study: Most marijuana edibles have mislabeled potency

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An alarmingly low percentage of edible marijuana contains the advertised amount of THC.

The Veterans Administration needs more doctors

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Problems with the VA’s medical system are exacerbated when they can’t hire enough people.

American medical organizations agree: It’s time for modest gun restrictions

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Gun safety is a public health issue.

Possible new HIV therapies, and the potential for a cure

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Combining new techniques with existing treatments could, potentially, rid the virus from the body.

The reasons for sneezin’ this allergy season

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Have you been to the drug store yet?
Marijuana

Scientists are testing lots of different medical uses for marijuana

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From epilepsy to cancer, ongoing research is yielding promising signs in using marijuana in medical treatments.

Anti-herpes drug to treat HIV?

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If proven effective, the drug would also be cheaper than current HIV treatments.
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