Scientists from the New York-based Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine recently conducted a study in the Safar Laboratory to learn more about the replication process of prions, which are misfolded proteins known to cause deadly neurodegenerative illnesses in mammals, including humans. Published in the journal PLOS Pathogens…


Rural medicine is the clinical practice in remote and often underserved regions with small populations. Rural communities in the United States have a more difficult time accessing medical services than their urban counterparts.

Although more than 25 percent of the population of the United States lives in rural areas, rural…


In 2020, internist Joshua “Josh” Estep, MD, joined Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Oregon. …

Josh Estep

In 2020, internist Joshua “Josh” Estep, MD, joined Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Oregon.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store