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Drug firm can’t keep up with demand for shingles vaccine

The new vaccine provides much greater protection than an older, single-shot vaccine from a disease that affects one in three adults and can cause debilitating nerve pain that can last months, even years.
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A medical student takes a look into the abyss. Here’s what he learned.

After my surgery rotation, I was in a very bad place. I felt like two months of grueling work hours and relentless studying were wiped away in an instant by a bad test score. That single number somehow mattered more to me than every positive comment I had received from my patients, colleagues, residents, and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Psychiatry, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA


"After completing the New Warrior Training Adventure, many men join Integration Groups, or I-Groups, where they continue, on a weekly basis..."

"... with the guidance of a trained peer facilitator, the 'work,' as it is called in MKP, that was started during those 48 hours. I-Groups are attended not just by woke, liberal elites on the coasts. Kansas City, Mo.; the greater Carolinas; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Memphis; and Louisville, Ky., all have sizable groups, according to the organization. Evryman has a half a dozen groups in Montana and over 20 in the Northern Rockies. In March, one of its retreats will take place in Logan, O...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Montana, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis, Carolinas, Louisville Ky, Northern Rockies, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, LOGAN OHIO, Evryman


How the Opioid Epidemic Affects Chronic Pain Patients

“It is borderline genocide,” said DeLuca, 37. “You are allowing [chronic pain patients] to go home and essentially suffer until they kill themselves.” Last year, Lauren DeLuca went to the emergency room in the middle of the night, violently ill and in pain with a pancreatic attack. Despite the fact that she was passing out and vomiting profusely, DeLuca said that she received little help. “I was essentially turned away,” she told The Fix. “Everywhere [I went] I was being accused of lying, acc...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Cdc, Washington, Massachusetts, America, Disorders, Substance Abuse, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Publishers, Chronic Pain, Medications, Health-related, Webster, Deluca, Opioids


The blood of patients is not a rhetorical device

Recently, social media and news organizations have been awash in the physician-led backlash to the NRA’s now infamous “stay in your lane” tweet, and consequently, awash in images of the literal blood of seriously wounded or now deceased patients. Gun control is undeniably a cause near and dear to many physicians, who are duty-bound to […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nra, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Apple Watch’s ECG feature is already proving its worth

When Apple announced its latest Series 4 Watch with electrocardiogram features, my mom took a sigh of relief, and then proceeded to set a reminder to order one for my dad. That’s because we found out last year, by chance, that he has atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, often times rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related issues. The ECG feature, which monitors your heart rhythm and can detect AFib,* went live ju...
Tags: Apple, Health, TC, Hardware, Tech, Reddit, Apple Watch, ECG, Atrial Fibrillation, Brian Heater, Apple Watch Series 4


Why mentors are so important in medicine

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. After spending a decade in college and medical school, followed by internships and residency, seeking additional guidance at the beginning of your career may seem excessive. You’ve already taken direction from dozens of leaders; isn’t it time to cut your own path? Yes and no. You’ll make […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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MeToo and Its Challenges

Perhaps you’ve been there, too. Quietly watched one more survivor come forward, seen one more perpetrator publicly held accountable. Perhaps you breathed a sigh of relief that this type of crime is receiving the attention it deserves. Perhaps you felt vindicated, even if only a tiny bit. Or maybe you were furious. At first you weren’t sure why, at least this was the case for me. Then I thought about it, and came up with this: 1. The Glorification of a Trend Confessing MeToo is currently ...
Tags: Psychology, Celebrities, Trauma, Sexuality, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Women's Issues, Women's Rights, Sexual Trauma, MeToo, Abuse Scandal, LifeIsNotFair Justice


9 Signs of Seasonally Affective Disorder (SAD)

People are diagnosed with SAD if they experience these changes during two consecutive winters. → 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 F...
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The Best Way To Remember Anything (S)

The technique incorporates multiple ways of representing information. → 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...
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Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

A Seattle woman rinsed her sinuses with tap water. A year later, she died of a brain-eating amoeba.
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta tests the Apple Watch's new heart monitor

Since the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced in September, one of its most anticipated functions has been the promise to perform a mobile electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) whenever a consumer wants. The feature becomes available in the United States on Thursday via a software update.
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Ha-ha, only serious: McSweeney's on price-gouging in the emergency room

Emergency rooms at for-profit hospitals are notorious price-gougers, where an ice-pack and a bandage can cost $5,000, and where no one will tell you how much your care is costing until months after the fact. In a funny, serious, link-studded satirical essay on McSweeney's (Welcome to Our Modern Hospital Where If You Want to Know a Price You Can Go Fuck Yourself), Alex Baia makes explicit the submerged subtext of these sleazy, crooked tactics: "Well, you can’t do much about that now. Except ...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, News, Humor, Satire, ACA, McSweeney, Late Stage Capitalism, Medicare For All, 5000 For An Icepack, Alex Baia, Alex Baia McSweeney


Jordan Peterson’s guide to leadership

The psychology of leadership is a mess, says Jordan Peterson, because it's clouded by "management idiot speak." One example? A leader's job isn't to motivate people; it's to tap into people's sense of purpose. Motivation is the byproduct.Lead your team like a free society, not a dictatorship. Based on developmental psychologist Jean Piaget's observations, Peterson emphasizes the importance of an equilibrated state, which is "a situation that's set up by two or more people where everyone is parti...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Productivity, Motivation, Video, Leadership, Entrepreneur, Success, Innovation, Start-up, Personal Growth, Peterson, Jean Piaget, Jordan Peterson, Jwplatform.com


Psychology Around the Net: December 8, 2018

Do you know what a psychiatric advance directive is? How mental health apps make money from your information? Why you need to fail before you can succeed? Don’t worry! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has these answers and more! Giving Patients a Voice in Their Mental Health Care Before They’re Too Ill to Have a Say: Could psychiatric advance directives help transform the mental health system? Specifically, how mental health patients are treated when their symptoms overwhelm them? A psy...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Goals, Failure, Success, Voice, Evolutionary Psychology, Psychology Around The Net, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Social Psychology, Don, Chris Gethard, Akilah Hughes, Workplace Mental Health, Mental Health Apps


MKSAP: 53-year-old woman with hypertension and chronic active hepatitis B infection

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 53-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine follow-up visit. Medical history is significant for hypertension and chronic active hepatitis B infection. Her hepatitis B infection has been treated with tenofovir for the past 5 years with suppression of her serum […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, American College of Physicians, Conditions, PA NP, Nephrology, CRNA


"While many of us are familiar with SAD, there are, in fact, people who get SAD in reverse."

"For a small group of people, the dark days of winter don’t elicit depression, but renewed vigor and improved mood.... While winter SAD is linked to a lack of sunlight, it is thought that summer SAD is due to the reverse—possibly too much sunlight, which also lead to modulations in melatonin production.... Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger that serves to protect the brain. However, more importantly, melatonin’s immediate precursor is the neurotransmitter serotonin, a...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Eyes, Law, Wisconsin, Brown, The North, Ann Althouse, University of South Wales, Light And Shade, Darkmonth


Ancient plague may have wiped out European farmers

The fearsome disease known as the plague might help explain a mystery that has puzzled scientists for years.
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Heart Disease Prevention - Would Using Opioids Raise Heart Disease Risk?

Opioids are specifically used to alleviate severe pain caused by temporary medical conditions like broken bones or post-operative pain, or pain associated with severe end-stage medical problems, especially terminal cancer. They tend to be very effective in these situations, but these drugs are high addictive and they can cause serious medical problems including heart disease. Click the following link for more information: https://www.howtopreventheartdisease.com/would-using-opioids-raise-...
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Vicky Phelan: The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal

Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.
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