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Women consider potential harms and benefits of using preventive therapy for breast cancer

Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK and published today (Monday) in Clinical Breast Cancer.
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5 Exercises To Get The Creative Juices Flowing

You're reading 5 Exercises To Get The Creative Juices Flowing, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Most people think that it is impossible to make yourself into a more creative person. After all, the creative geniuses we know about all seemed to show great promise from a young age. Plus, we all have those friends who are just 'naturally' good at drawing, or music, or coding. But ...
Tags: Psychology, Featured, Stanford, Creativity, Exercise, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Writer's Block, Pickthebrain, Boost Creativity


Health science professionals and students analyze nurses' role in interprofessional pharmaceutical care

The University of Alicante has joined the European project DeMoPhaC (Development of a model for nurses' role in interprofessional pharmaceutical care)to establish a common framework for nursing professionals in interprofessional pharmaceutical care.
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Babies' cold recovery 'all in the nose'

Bacteria in the nose could be the answer to battling the common cold, research suggests.
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Chill out. Doctor’s orders.

You need to chill out. Seriously. Doctor’s orders. Research has long established a link between anxiety and health issues as grave as cancer and heart disease. In today’s world, stressors are everywhere. But thankfully, so are the antidotes to stress. From yoga studios in your local shopping center to mediation apps on your phone, there […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Psychiatry, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA


'The NHS paid for my new French hip'

Colin McIntyre went to France to avoid waiting for his new hip and to his surprise the NHS paid him back.
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How to create a buyer persona

No matter what you do for a living, you have customers.  And odds are you want more of them.  But every customer is not equally valuable to your business.  And every potential customer out there does not want to buy what you sell or buy it from you. One of the most glossed over aspect of marketing and sales in most organizations is the deep dive you should be doing to truly understand your best prospects.  The easiest way to do that is to think about the current customers you have and identify w...
Tags: Psychology, Sales, Lucy, Branding, Customers/Clients, Love Affair with Customers, Lucy Ask


Pragmatism and the Healthcare Debate

Opinions abound about healthcare in the United States. But while people with competing ideologies retreat into their corners, people in poverty with mental illness suffer needlessly. The debate rages over whether or not healthcare is a human right, and we’ve ended up with a patchwork of private providers and public assistance. It seems no one is happy. For those of us with coverage from an employer it’s still difficult. My family faced open enrollment this month and it took hours, and a...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mental Health, United States, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Policy and advocacy, Medicare, Entitlement, Medicaid, Stigma, Health-related, Ethics & Morality, Goethe, Minding the Media, Healthcare Debate


The pitfalls and opportunities of rural health care

My medical school is located in Harrogate, Tennessee, a town of 4,000. That’s considered rural. My residency is located in Casper, Wyoming, a city of 60,000. There were some community attendings there that considered that rural. I live and practice in a town of 200. The closest hospitals to me are 40 minutes to one […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Harrogate Tennessee, Primary Care, Physician, PA NP, Casper Wyoming, CRNA


Some Dark Web Marketplaces in the UK Are Reportedly Refusing to Let Users Sell Fentanyl

The UK’s National Crime Agency—which handles organized and transnational crime—claims that at least some of the dark web drug marketplaces operating throughout the nation have voluntarily banned fentanyl, an extremely powerful synthetic opioid that (along with other similar drugs) is associated with over 28,000 deaths…Read more...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Medicine, Drugs, Dark Web, National Crime Agency, Opioids, Fentanyl, Opioid Crisis


What a kitten taught me about critical care

I recently read an article entitled “The family said, ‘Do everything.’” It described the case of an elderly patient at the end-stage of life. The article concluded that “If your loved one has reached an end-stage of life, do the right thing. Let them die peacefully.” While I agree with this author’s intent, recent experience […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Surgery, Physician, PA NP, Critical Care, CRNA


Unconscious bias: what is it and can it be eliminated?

Brought to prominence twenty years ago by a controversial test, the concept is now essential to our understanding of racismIn the ranking of taboos, racism and sexism come close to the top of the list. So it is perhaps unsurprising that the concept of unconscious or implicit bias has gripped the popular imagination to a greater degree than any other idea in psychology in recent decades.Spearheaded by a team of social psychologists at the University of Washington and Yale, the Implicit Associatio...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Race, Neuroscience, UK News, University of Washington, Yale the Implicit Association Test IAT


Common Communication Challenges Women Face—And How to Effectively Navigate Them

Many women face challenges in how we communicate, whether it’s with our partners or our colleagues. The specifics of the situation don’t really matter, but the results are the same: We’re left feeling resentful and frustrated. For instance, according to relationship specialist Amy Kipp, LMFT, we often have a hard time expressing our needs and asking for them to be met. We fear that we’ll be seen as needy, or we’ll be inconveniencing people, she said. We fear that others will think we’re high-mai...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Women, Habits, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Women's Issues, Gender Bias, Gillette, Mental Health And Wellness, Active Listening, Success & Achievement, Assertiveness, San Antonio Texas


This Will Lower A Person’s IQ By 30%

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Physician Speaking by KevinMD: Dr. David Geier

Physician Speaking by KevinMD is a boutique speakers bureau founded by Kevin Pho, MD. Today’s spotlight physician speaker is Dr. David Geier. David Geier, MD is a double-board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina. After serving as director of sports medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, he is […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for Teens

Life is a lot more complicated for teenagers than most adults give them credit for. Many teenagers are balancing schoolwork with part-time jobs, sports, and an active social life. There are plenty of studies out there that have found teenagers are even more stressed out than adults. And it’s a growing problem. Statistics show that there is a higher percentage of teenagers who experience stress, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts than in the past. There are many different theories on ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Mindfulness, Yoga, Adolescence, Mental Health And Wellness, Children And Teens, Don, Mind Body Wellness, Addiction Center


Here’s what the corporatization of medicine is doing

Have you ever been to a doctor’s office and felt that your evaluation was rushed? Have you been seen in the emergency room and felt that you were just a number in a long series of patients? Have you ever seen the same doctor for years and felt like the doctor just met you for […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Surviving the Holidays with Chronic Illness

The holiday season is here and with it comes a collective groan from almost everyone in my chronic illness communities. Everyone seems excited about the holidays, but we are all expressing worry, dismay, and stress at surviving the holidays with chronic illness without flaring. The holiday season is stressful on those of us who have limited energy and suffer from pain. We have to manage our health while getting through shopping, cooking, winter events, travel, and much more.Click To Tweet I’m sp...
Tags: Travel, Health, Holidays, Features, Chronic Illness, Chronically Ill Abroad, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Invisible Illnesses, Living Abroad With Chronic Illness, Expat Life, Cfs, Sheryl, Arthritis, CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME (CFIDS, Invisible Illness



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