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American anti-intellectualism and its impact on physicians

For several years now, I’ve been the social media curmudgeon in medicine. In a 2011 New York Times op-ed titled “Don’t Quit This Day Job”, I argued that working part-time or leaving medicine goes against our obligation to patients and to the American taxpayers who subsidize graduate medical education to the tune of $15 billion […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, New York Times, Mainstream Media, Physician, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Why drug deaths are down in troubled Ohio

Emergency response, Medicaid expansion that increased access to treatment and follow-up programs have been pointed as key to the city of Dayton’s sucess. And police and health workers are working together.
Tags: Health, News, Ohio, Dayton, Nation & World


More Turnover at Harvest Bible Chapel?

Image: James MacDonald Illinois multisite megachurch Harvest Bible Chapel and pastor James MacDonald have been in the public eye over a defamation lawsuit filed against bloggers and their wives (see also this article from RNS for which I was interviewed). The suit also targets journalist Julie Roys who is about to publish an article in World on HBC. The legal action appeared to be designed to frighten the bloggers and intimidate World magazine into pulling the plug on the article. The past year ...
Tags: Health, World, Infertility, MacDonald, James MacDonald, Julie Roys, Harvest Bible Fellowship, Harvest Bible Chapel, Scott Milholland, James MacDonald Illinois, Milholland, HBC Calls


Top Brain-Based Habits to Elevate Your Relationships

Relationships are crucial to having a healthy and caring life with those who you value the most. Enhancing interpersonal skill has proven effective in reducing anxiety, depression, and stress. It can also improve both business success and marital satisfaction.  In world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. Daniel G. Amen’s latest book, Feel Better Fast and Make It Last , he introduces techniques from research in the field of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT).  The acronym RELATING, as outlined below...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Relationships, Communication, Forgiveness, Active Listening, Daniel G Amen


Involuntary Attention Restoration During Exposure to Mobile-Based 360° Virtual Nature in Healthy Adults With Different Levels of Restorative Experience: Event-Related Potential Study

Background: With the global trend of urbanization, there are increasing reports of a possible association between decreased exposure to nature and increased occurrence of mental disorders. New 360° virtual reality (VR) technology using smartphones and portable VR glasses can overcome spatial and temporal limitations to help people deal with mental fatigue in everyday life. Objective: On the basis of attention restoration theory (ART), this study aimed to investigate whether the amplitude of the ...
Tags: Health, ERP, MMN


Mining Open Payments Data: Analysis of Industry Payments to Thoracic Surgeons From 2014-2016

Background: The financial relationship between physicians and industries has become a hotly debated issue globally. The Physician Payments Sunshine Act of the US Affordable Care Act (2010) promoted transparency of the transactions between industries and physicians by making remuneration data publicly accessible in the Open Payments Program database. Meanwhile, according to the World Health Organization, the majority of all noncommunicable disease deaths were caused by cardiovascular disease. Obj...
Tags: Health, US, World Health Organization


What this physician learned after coming back from a medical crisis

Medical crises come in many forms: from illnesses to sudden injuries. Most often the victims are unsuspecting. They may be gradual in onset or happen in seconds. There are many causes, from faulty drivers to electrolyte disturbances. Mine was caused by a squirrel, a routine yard rodent. In less than three seconds, I went from […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Endocrinology, Orthopedics, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


10 philosophy books to develop a diverse metaphysical perspective

After thousands of years, and an infinite amount of novel experiences, there are today many dueling schools of philosophical thought.A great philosophical background takes into account a number of metaphysical positions and ideas. These 10 philosophy books all take on the questions of existence in a unique and varied manner. There is an endless stream of philosophies to frolic in, play with, and explore. Countless ideas to live one's life by and examine the world. To spurn philosophy is a trag...
Tags: Psychology, World, Innovation, Philosophy, Goog, Republic, Curiosity, Freud, Aristotle, Marcus, Buddhist, Watts, Plato, Russell, Socrates, Friedrich Nietzsche


Lettuce Is Bullshit

Does it bug you that we’re living in a world where even the lettuce threatens our health? I have a solution. Toss out the romaine; dump the iceberg while you’re at it, too. Lettuce is bullshit. Lettuce has always been bullshit. Here’s why:Read more...
Tags: Health, Food, Nutrition, Sorry, Bullshit, Lifehacks, Lettuce


How to Tell If Someone Is Lying to You, According to Body Language Experts

All human beings possess the ability to lie. And many of us do — multiple studies have suggested that, on average, Americans tell one or two lies a day. Fortunately, experts say there are ways to spot signs of untruthfulness. To identify a fib, you first have to have a baseline for how someone acts…
Tags: Psychology, Living, News, Uncategorized, Lying, Body Language


Transmission of gut bacteria from mother to baby is impacted in cesarean-born children

Together with colleagues from Sweden and Luxembourg, scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have observed that, during a natural vaginal birth, specific bacteria from the mother's gut are passed on to the baby and stimulate the baby's immune responses.
Tags: Health, Sweden, Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Centre


Fitness-Tracking for Chickens

It might sound comical, but putting a fitness-tracker on chickens may ease the workload of commercial farmers. Now, chicken farmers are required to manually inspect the health of each bird—seeking out mites, signs of parasites and more—but this technology could change that. Using sensors and behavioral knowledge of healthy chickens, the devices would be tucked inside what looks like a tiny backpack to track when …
Tags: Health, Food, Design, Fitness Tracker, Tech, Farming, Chickens, Linkaboutit, Commercial Farming


Study: Patients with cancer have worse outcomes after heart procedure

Research led by Keele University suggests that patients with cancer who undergo a common heart procedure have worse short-term clinical outcomes compared to non-cancer patients, in the largest study undertaken to date.
Tags: Health, Keele University


UB research provides new information on alcohol misuse among never-deployed reservists

U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers who experience greater feelings of guilt and other negative emotions about never having been deployed are more likely to misuse alcohol, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.
Tags: Health, UB, U S Army Reserve and National Guard


Scientists alleviate schizophrenic symptoms in mice

Despite extensive research efforts, schizophrenia remains one of the least understood brain disorders. One promising area of research is in receptors on the surfaces of brain cells that help sense growth factors.
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Link found between light pollution and insomnia in older adults

A new study is the first population-based investigation to report a significant association between artificial, outdoor light exposure at night and insomnia, as indicated by older adults' use of hypnotic drugs.
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Physicians who pursue financial independence and early retirement are not wrong. It may save them.

When Jason Kilar graduated from college he experienced tremendous personal and professional adversity.  Three days after graduation, Kilar’s father ended his own life after battling bipolar disorder. Kilar also battled professional valleys. In the months after graduation,  the work-life he had long envisioned couldn’t have seemed further from the reality he faced. After building shelves at a […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn ...
Tags: Health, Finance, Jason Kilar, Practice Management, Kilar, PA NP, CRNA


"For centuries in China, the phrase 'four generations under one roof' was synonymous with the ideal family."

"In just a few short words, it encapsulated the dreams of fertility, longevity, and harmony to which hundreds of millions of Chinese aspired. Today, however, the country’s traditional, tight-knit family unit is under siege from a combination of declining birth rates, delayed marriages, and domestic migration. No demographic has been harder-hit by these changes than the 240 million Chinese over the age of 60. A recently published report estimates that as of 2016, the number of elderly Chinese liv...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, China, Ann Althouse


Study reveals significant increase in hospitalization rates among homeless adults

Hospitalization rates among homeless adults have increased sharply in recent years, with a very different set of causes from those in non-homeless individuals, reports a study in the January issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Tags: Health, Medical Care, Lippincott


Study explores whether patients from poorest neighborhoods experience longer total ambulance times

Patients from the poorest neighborhoods who had cardiac arrest had longer total ambulance times than those from the wealthiest neighborhoods.
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FinnBrain imaging study explores brain structure in newborns

Infant brain development is still poorly understood. Thus, research on the topic is vital as developing brains are sensitive to early environmental factors. Recognizing this, the FinnBrain imaging study conducted in Turku explores brain structure in newborns.
Tags: Health, Turku


Chronic kidney disease rates are increasing faster than other noninfectious diseases

Advances in treating cancer, heart disease and other major health conditions in recent decades have extended life spans for millions of people.
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Hope for male 'pill' breakthrough after huge cash injection

Dundee University researchers receive $1m funding boost from Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationResearchers at a Scottish university hope to make a breakthrough in the long hunt for a male pill, thanks to a grant of more than $900,000 that will allow them to screen thousands of existing drugs to see if they have potential. Related: Male pill could be on horizon as trials yield positive results Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Education, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Higher Education, Bill Gates, Dundee, Contraception and family planning, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill, Dundee University


New York hospitals illegally billed rape survivors for their rape kits, then sent debt-collectors after them

New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has concluded that seven New York hospitals illegally billed rape survivors for their rape kits, at least 200 times, for sums ranging from $46 to $3,000, and then sent collections agents after survivors who could not pay. New York law requires hospitals to bill the state's Office of Victim Services for rape kits; in addition to ensuring that rape kits are available regardless of ability to pay, the rule clears an impediment to reporting rape...
Tags: Health, Post, New York, News, Debt, Arkansas, Alaska, Columbia University, Rape Culture, Graeber, James, Underwood, Eric Schneiderman, Letitia James, Richmond University Medical Center, Late Stage Capitalism


The secondary trauma physicians face

I’ve been out of medicine a little over a month now. The first couple of weeks were crazy; I ran right to Boston to my MFA residency, and was too busy to really process much.  When I got home, there were a lot of people and things to catch up with, and I had to figure out […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Boston, Psychiatry, MFA, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


The Mental Health Gift Giving Guide from Psych Central

Christmas, the biggest gift-giving holiday of them all, will be here in less than a month — which means that gift buying season is currently in full force. Unless you are my sister — who is already done shopping and wrapping — you are probably just now starting to think about what gifts you want give your loved ones. Many people have no idea what to give certain people. Even my wildly efficient sister has issues finding the perfect gift for me, her picky big brother. I’ve been gifted socks a...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, Etsy, Happiness, Mental Health, Self-help, Christmas Shopping, Gift Giving, Stigma, Mental Health And Wellness, Michelle, Peer Support, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC, Seven Mental Health Gift Suggestions, Depressed Cake Shop


These smokin’ hot trans bodybuilders in the new doc “Man Made” have us totally parched

"Man Made" is a new documentary about trans body builders that has everyone talking.
Tags: Health, Entertainment, Film, Documentary, Lifestyle, Trans, Bodybuilding, Bodybuilder, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Man Made


Relationship Troubles Never Get Ancient (The Ancient Magus Bride)

mangatherapy: “Not that long ago, the two of them seemed like a father and daughter. Now they look like a mother and son.” Now that the anime series has concluded and the manga caught up to the... More after the jump!
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Relationships, Religion, Mental Health, Dating, Anime, Manga, The Ancient Magus Bride, Chise Hatori, Elias Ainsworth, Psychology Of Marriage


Search for male contraceptive pill gets $1m cash injection

Dundee University researchers receive funding boost from Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationResearchers at a Scottish university hope to make a breakthrough in the long hunt for a male pill, thanks to a grant of more than $900,000 that will allow them to screen thousands of existing drugs to see if they have potential. Related: Male pill could be on horizon as trials yield positive results Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Education, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Higher Education, Bill Gates, Dundee, Contraception and family planning, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill, Dundee University


10 Personality Traits Linked To Great Mental Health

These are the healthiest personality traits, as rated by psychologists. → 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 Changi...
Tags: Psychology, Personality, Jeremy Dean, Personality Traits Linked To Great Mental Health



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