CAN DHEA HELP YOU GET PREGNANT? If you have never heard of DHEA, you are not alone. It is not to be confused with DHA which can also be important for fertility. DHEA is talked about in the literature as a supplement to use to improve egg quality. It is a steroid hormone which is produced by your adrenal gland. It is usually at its highest around the age of 30 and declines as we get older. DHEA is a precursor to hormone production and is eventually converted to hormones like estrogen a...
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Brain cancer: drink that makes tumours glow could make surgery more effective

Fluorescent marker accumulates in the fastest-growing cells, helping surgeons pinpoint tumours and leave healthy tissue alone Surgeons have tested the use of a fluorescent marker that can help them remove dangerous brain tumour cells from patients more accurately.The research was carried out on people who had suspected glioblastoma, the disease that killed British politician Dame Tessa Jowell in May, and the most common form of brain cancer. Continue reading...
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Glowing chemical 'could aid brain cancer surgery'

A chemical that makes brain tumours glow could help surgeons safely remove brain cancer, a study suggests.
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When Western medicine fails patients and clinicians

It’s a common scenario: a patient shows up to my office lugging a bagful of over-the-counter supplements, defiantly informing me that they “don’t believe in prescription drugs.” In the very next breath, they present a lab slip with a list of bloodwork that their alternative medicine doctor wants me to order to help diagnose their […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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How Does Marriage Change When One Person Enters Recovery?

Even though it’s a positive change, adjusting to marriage with a newly sober spouse is a challenge. Some situations are a little tricky to navigate. After being with my husband for 15 years, it might seem like there would be few suprises left. We have the kind of relationship that includes conversations like, “Hey, Harmony, will you cut off this skin tag on my back?” followed by, “Um, no; I’ll make you a doctor’s appointment.” And later, “Does this look infected to you?” Robbie is what peopl...
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The Psychology of Stimulators

   Magic Potion?   It was a late September afternoon when I received a phone call from a friend I will call ‘Spud’. “In the Driftless area of Wisconsin for the weekend… Fish?” was the question. The answer was in the affirmative, (Duh!) and the time set for late the next morning. I have not fished with Spud more than a few times for trout, our meetings usually occupied with steelhead, or a lack of them on beautiful rivers where I lead him on epic detours and short-cuts which he pu...
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Physicians are more than their jobs

I had a strange thought that both delighted and frightened me in my intern year: I was sitting in my parent’s living room, exhausted. I had been fortunate enough to complete residency near my parents and visited with them pretty regularly. I realized that being a doctor is like no other job because you eat, […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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These Words Are Signs Of Depression

Depression affects 16 million people in the US each year. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do...
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6 ways to better work with physician recruiters

This article is sponsored by Careers by When searching for a new job, building strong relationships is an important part of the process, especially when you’re working with a physician recruiter. The relationship you create with your recruiter will set the tone for your job search and ultimately have an effect on whether or […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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5 Ways to Acclimate During a Transitional Period

In my personal experience, transitional periods can induce a sense of emotional unsettlement, of feeling uneasy during a period of immediate unknowns. Whether it’s a change of address, employment, or even an alteration in a relationship dynamic, change isn’t always easy and isn’t always stress-free, unfortunately. I recently relocated to a city much further upstate (for the time being), and I’m still acclimating to all that is new. This past July, I made sure to give myself time to prepare fo...
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Inferiority - A Bigger Threat Than a Titan

In order to get by in life, we look to others to guide us. At the same time, we also compare ourselves to said others. We place ourselves in a hierarchy to see where we stand. While it’s important to... More after the jump!
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Some words written to someone in protracted psychiatric drug withdrawal…

I've added a "protracted withdrawal" link to the drop-down menus above. I wanted to call attention to it and so I'm also sharing a bit of correspondence I recently had with an injured comrade with protracted withdrawal syndrome below. ...
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MKSAP: 79-year-old man with a sacral ulcer

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 79-year-old man is evaluated for pain in the buttocks region. He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin large B-cell lymphoma 6 months ago. Although his lymphoma has responded well to therapy and he is without evidence of active disease, he required hospitalization […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Psychology Around the Net: November 3, 2018

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at what your reaction to WiFi failure says about your personality, the psychology of faking your own death, why reading could be the key to breaking free from chronic loneliness (and all the health risks loneliness brings), and more. ‘Darkitecture’: The Art and Psychology of Haunted House Design: Did you visit any haunted houses for Halloween, or maybe plan to this weekend? If you’re lucky (i.e. want the potentially scariest experience possible...
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Why Does A Person Become Interested In Astrology?

It’s commonly said that people who study psychology get into the field because they’re looking for insight into their own dysfunctional families.  This may be true, but I’m not sure it’s the dominant reason people study astrology. For one thing, there … Read More... Continue reading Why Does A Person Become Interested In Astrology? at ElsaElsa .
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Study of two indigenous populations reveals how diet affects health and well-being

From the standpoint of heart health, the Tsimane are a model group. A population indigenous to the Bolivian Amazon, the Tsimane demonstrate next to no heart disease.
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Molecular virologist uses basic science to fight influenza

Molecular virologist Chad Petit, Ph.D., uses basic science to fight influenza -- through experiments at the atomic level.
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Study evaluates liability effects of hospital communication-and-resolution programs

To be more transparent and to promote communication with patients after medical injuries, many hospitals have implemented a new approach called the communication-and-resolution program.
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O'Donnell Brain Institute helps U.S. effort to study neural circuits behind learning, memory

UT Southwestern's O'Donnell Brain Institute will help in a national effort to understand the neural circuits behind learning, memory, and behavior.
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Drought-resistant native shrub can irrigate food crops, study finds

The trick to boosting crops in drought-prone, food-insecure areas of West Africa could be a ubiquitous native shrub that persists in the toughest of growing conditions.
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