Japanese town pays cash for kids

When Katsunori and Kaori Osaka had their first child, they were living in a cramped flat in Nagoya, a city of more than 2 million people in northern Japan.
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Mental Health & Guns: Interview with Michael Sodini of Walk the Talk America

Mental Health & Guns: Interview with Michael Sodini of Walk the Talk America U.S.A. – -( When I was asked to set up an interview with Michael Sodini of “Walk the Talk America” I didn't know much about the organization. Walk the Talk America's (WTTA) mission: “is to fund research and development for outreach and promotion of mental health to reduce the misconceptions and prejudices that exist when it comes to mental illness and firearms. We believe we can be a catalyst for ch...
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What physicians should know about umbrella insurance

Asset protection is a term that gets tossed around quite a bit when we discuss how long and difficult the journey is for doctors to establish their careers.  You always want to protect what you’ve worked hard for, right? The principles for asset protection apply not only to doctors but essentially anyone who wishes to […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Why New Year’s Resolutions Are Vital to Our Psyche

I know, I know, you might be coming across this post and you might be thinking to yourself, ‘Oh boy, here is yet another article about new year’s resolutions.” But instead of writing about various resolutions and how we can try to keep them as the new year progresses (I immediately think of the classic ones — eating well and upping the exercise and endorphins for the body-mind connection), I’m more interested in discussing why resolutions became such a streamlined thought in the the first ...
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How California’s right-to-die law survived 2018

California’s End of Life Option Act, which gives terminally ill individuals the choice to legally end their lives by using physician-prescribed lethal drugs, survived a significant scare in 2018 after a Riverside County judge in May struck down the law. The judge’s move invalidated the law for a period of time causing confusion among doctors, assisted living centers and terminally-ill patients who were left wondering if they would be able to procure new prescriptions or use the drugs they obtain...
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Personal finance strategies to combat physician burnout

Career burnout is becoming increasingly common and is a hot topic lately, particularly for physicians and other health care workers. The causes are many. Increased demands. Decreased reimbursement and recognition. Longer hours and lower benefits. The feeling that you’re just another wheel in the cog. In medicine, it’s the ever-thickening red tape. Clumsy electronic health […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Born on drugs: The goal is to keep kids with parents. Sometimes, that’s dead wrong

Second of four parts. Read Part 1 Cheyenne Easter turned up on the riverbed under the 22 freeway in the winter of 2016, shortly after her latest DUI. Jeremy Jones was already living there, in a tent, with a pit bull named Haley. He thought Easter was beautiful. Jones’ drug of choice was vodka. Easter’s was meth, which she used to stay awake in the wee hours; a homeless woman’s strategy to fend off rapists. There were lots of people camping under the 22 that first night, all abuzz over the new gi...
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My Mom and I Constantly Fight

My mom and I are always fighting. She is constantly telling me how to live my life and that any choices I make are wrong. She always constantly puts down my husband and says the nastiest, most vile things about him and I. I try to talk to her about it but it always ends with her and I yelling at each other and her telling me that I am being disrespectful to her. She has told me multiple times that she wishes she had a different daughter when all I ever try to do is compromise with her and try to...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Usa, General, Fighting, Relationships, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Personality, Parenting & Children, Family Therapy, Adolescence, Conflict Resolution, Family Arguments

The science behind why our brains make us cooperate (or disagree)

Neuroscientists identify the parts of the brain that affect our social decision-making.Guilt has a large affect on social interactions, find the researchers.To find ways to cooperate, people need to let go of fear and anxiety, suggest studies None Why do we decide to work on a project or pursue a goal with someone? Or why do we treat some people like there's no way we can find any common language? Neuroscience says that the human brain contains underlying causes to all human cooperation and soci...
Tags: Health, Communication, Neuroscience, Brain, Innovation, Community, Emotions, University Of Arizona, Cooperation, Society For Neuroscience, University of Texas, University of Southern Mississippi, Bowdoin College, Robert Greene, Charles Koch Institute, Charles Koch Foundation

Applying to residency as an osteopathic medical student: myths and realities

In the last year of medical school, all medical students are faced with important decisions about where they would like to complete their residency. For osteopathic students, one key element of this decision is to what extent do they want to be a minority within their program. I am an osteopathic physician. Osteopathy is core […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What Are Your Fitness and Health Goals for 2019?

You folks all rocked 2018, so I can’t wait to hear what’s next. Are you going to run more? Lift more? Eat better?Read more...
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How to Deal with Anger When You’re All Too Good at Avoiding It

For many of us avoiding anger feels automatic and natural. Because anger doesn’t feel good. Because we associate anger with cruel words, broken glass and ruined relationships. In other words, as psychotherapist David Teachout, LMHCA, said, we associate anger with destruction, and avoidance is how we attempt to maintain our emotional and mental safety and health. According to Michelle Farris, LMFT, a psychotherapist and anger management specialist, if you grew up in a home where anger turned a...
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These 2 Personality Types Are The Most Compatible

People have a romantic type, study demonstrates. → 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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Clean Kitchen, Clean Start

Spring cleaning is a commonly observed phenomenon that occurs when winter begins to relinquish its icy grip, thawing and slowly awakening all creatures across the still barren tundra. That is, barren aside from the overstuffed caves we’ve been hibernating in. Piled high with the remnants of parties passed, forgotten novelties, and simply neglected staples, we need this collective reminder to take a step back and take stock. However, that alarm bell starts ringing not at the vernal equinox, but t...
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A man wore a sign to find his wife a kidney donor

It was a Friday afternoon like any other. I ate lunch, dropped off my dry cleaning, then stopped by my local Target to pick up some prescriptions.
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A heck of a year for me…thoughts and Top 10 posts of 2018

December 25th was  the anniversary of the day I was in ICU almost dead last year. I was fearing winter most of the year but it's turned out far better than I expected.  I am alive today...following the love of life-force within me that continues to heal this body which remains challenged (but only in the eyes of those who do not understand sacred illness) ... I AM. And I am continuing to heal and celebrate life in ways I didn't know were possible. ...
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How to spot high-conflict people before it's too late

Here's a fast fact about high-conflict people: life is better when you avoid them. Bill Eddy, mediation expert and president of the High Conflict Institute, describes them not only as difficult but also potentially dangerous. So how can we avoid becoming a target in their path of destruction? First, you have to be able to recognize them, says Eddy. They tend to share these four key characteristics: a preoccupation with blaming others, all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, and extreme beha...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Friendship, Personality, Innovation, Fear, Emotions, Eddy, Bill Eddy, High Conflict Institute

A tipping point for women physicians at the podium

It has been suggested that once leadership of an organization is made up of 30 percent women, integration and increased success are enjoyed. As an orthopaedic surgeon, the feeling of being surrounded by so many women is not something that I have experienced. But last week I felt something close. The International Pediatric Orthopaedic Symposium […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Best of Our Blogs: December 28, 2018

It’s just a few more days until 2019. Can you believe it? Here’s that time when I write about your goals, what you want to accomplish and where you see yourself. Except that I won’t. We often leap ahead to the new year wanting and willing it to be different. We do this without any regard to the one we’ve been through. Even though it was a hard year, maybe even with loss, and challenges, I bet there was also something beautiful about it. It could have been small and simple. It could have been you...
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Insured but still in debt: 5 jobs pulling in $100k a year no match for medical bills

Robert and Tiffany Cano of San Tan Valley, Ariz., have a new marriage, a new house and a 10-month-old son, Brody, who is delighted by his ability to blow raspberries.
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The impact homelessness and the opioid crisis are having on San Francisco streets

Public drug usage and homelessness are not new problems for the city of San Francisco, home to Uber, Twitter and Salesforce. But residents say the situation has gotten worse in recent years with 7,500 complaints about discarded needles made in the first 10 months of this year. That's up from 6,363 last year. In 2015, the number was less than 3,000. It's moved some locals -- so-called "video vigilantes" -- to document the mess they see, in an attempt to get the city's attention.
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This wristband detects an opiate overdose

A project by students at Carnegie Mellon could save lives. Called the HopeBand, the wristband senses low blood oxygen levels and sends a text message and sounds an alarm if danger is imminent. “Imagine having a friend who is always watching for signs of overdose; someone who understands your usage pattern and knows when to contact [someone] for help and make sure you get help,” student Rashmi Kalkunte told IEEE. “That’s what the HopeBand is designed to do.” The team won third place in the Robert...
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Study assesses when opioid overdose patients can be safely discharged after naloxone treatment

Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just an hour after they receive the medication that curtails drug overdoses?
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Genetically diverse mouse models improves usability for precision medicine for Alzheimer's

Incorporating genetic diversity into a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease resulted in greater overlap with the genetic, molecular and clinical features of this pervasive human disease, according to a study funded by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Inside the Japanese town that pays cash for kids

When Katsunori and Kaori Osaka had their first child, they were living in a cramped flat in Nagoya, a city of more than 2 million people in northern Japan.
Tags: Health, Nagoya, Katsunori, Kaori Osaka

Research reviews role of protein tyrosine phosphatase in molecular biology

As the proteomics technology develops and human genomic analysis becomes easier to execute, molecules involved in the regulation of biochemical signaling pathways have become interesting subjects for researchers.
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Researchers review applications, properties, and pharmacological potentials of rose hip

The genus Rosa from family Rosaceae is one of the most widespread species from the family. One species, rose hip, is known as a good source of different types of micronutrients and phytochemicals such as phenolic acids, tannins, and flavonoids. It is known as a traditional treatment in folk medicine.
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Multi-database electronic research finds link between gene polymorphisms with zinc status

Zinc is one of the essential components in the diet of all living organisms. It is the second most abundant biological trace element after iron.
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Review of recent advances in label-free quantification in cancer proteomics

In recent years, proteomics research has become a popular method for characterizing the functional proteins driving the transformation of malignancy, tracing the large-scale protein alterations induced by anti-cancer drug, as well as discovering the innovative targets and first-in-class drugs for oncologic disorders.
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Higher sugar-sweetened beverage consumption associated with greater kidney disease risk

Higher collective consumption of sweetened fruit drinks, soda, and water was associated with a higher likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a community-based study of African-American adults in Mississippi.
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