KevinMD March 2, 2024
Gene Uzawa Dorio, MD

Forty years ago when I first started in medicine, there were no CT scans or MRIs. In the next forty years, I foresee cancer as an illness of the past, and life expectancy will be over one hundred years old.

Scientific advancements will push medicine ahead, improving quality of life in increments, slowly taking two steps forward and one step back. The pandemic caused us to take one step back, but from this, we learned lessons that will move us two steps closer to that future.

Telemedicine patient visits were a step forward, especially for those with minimal access to health care. With the pandemic, this technology moved to the forefront, assuring those susceptible to disease could avoid long lines...

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