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American doctor monitored after possible exposure to Ebola

An American was possibly exposed to Ebola while recently providing medical assistance in Congo, according to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.
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American doctor being monitored after possible exposure to Ebola

An American was possibly exposed to Ebola while recently providing medical assistance in Congo, according to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.
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Just another day in the ER

An excerpt from Doctor Brooklyn: Love & Life at the End of a Knife. “Goddamn, you’re getting married? Are you outta your mind?” “I’m going to tell Goldie your advice on marriage. I predict you will spend the next twenty years sleeping on that very lumpy couch you own,” Zach said to Ike. “You are correct, so […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Brooklyn, Emergency Medicine, Ike, Zach, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years

A study tracking increased potency of both herbal and resin types of the drug points to greater dangers for usersCannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past decade, according to the first study to track changes in the drug across the continent.The study, published on Sunday in the journal Addiction and conducted by researchers from the University of Bath and King’s College London, finds that both cannabis resin and herbal cannabis have increased in strength and price with potentially ...
Tags: Europe, Drugs, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Cannabis, University of Bath and King 's College London


Is Your Attachment Style Leaving You Lonely?

If so, you can turn that around for good. Are you dreading another weekend without plans? Do you wonder why your relationships keep ending and why eligible bachelors keep passing you by? Are you sick and tired of feeling lonely and just want to fill the hole in your heart with someone meaningful? I get that. Loneliness is real and painful. What you may not realize is that the reason many people feel so lonely has much to do with their attachment styles in relationships. According to well-known...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Emotions, Secure, Loneliness, Publishers, Lonely, Insecure, Yourtango, John Gottman, Attachment styles


Medical students and physicians are forever looking to milestones

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman Nathan picks up a pen from the tray next to the dry erase boards. “OK,” he says. “Here’s what he […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Surgery, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA, Diane Ackerman Nathan


Intellectual activity and dementia: It's more of a help than a cure.

A remarkable seven-decade cognition studied 498 people from Scotland. People who test well as children retain that ranking through life. Study finds remaining engaged has no effect on the trajectory of dementia's "cognitive burden." All of them were born in Scotland in 1936. And according to the Scottish Council for Research in Education archives, all of them took the same intelligence test on June 4, 1947 when they were 11 or 12, depending on where their birthdays fell on the calendar. (The t...
Tags: Health, Scotland, Aging, Memory, Mental Health, Brain, Innovation, Bmj, British Medical Journal, University of Aberdeen, Alzheimer’s, Cognitive Science, Scottish Council for Research in Education


3 unexpected skills to reduce medical error

This article is sponsored by Careers by KevinMD.com. To err is human, and in the health care arena, avoiding errors is crucial. Efforts to address communication-related or “soft skill” failures have been ongoing since about 20 years ago when the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published reports titled To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm. When we […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Nursing, Practice Management, Institute of Medicine IOM, PA NP, CRNA


Top 10 Tips on How to Beat the After-Christmas Blues

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens After all the wrapping paper, bows and decorations are put away, all the big holiday meals a thing of the past, and the thought of all the credit card bills coming due to pay for everything, if you’re feeling a bit low, you’re not alone. The after-Christmas blues affect everyone in different ways, but it does seem to be hard to escape. It doesn’t have to linger, though, and here are my top 10 tips on ho...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Charles Dickens, New Year's, Motivation And Inspiration, Holiday Coping, Facebook Twitter Instagram


This Parent ‘Passes On’ Depression To Daughters

One family relationship can be particularly damaging for daughters. → 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 W...
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Los Angeles trainer Kenta Seki is motivation for your New Year’s resolutions

LA trainer Kenta Seki talks staying in shape for the holidays and beyond.
Tags: Health, Feature, Fitness, La, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Ad Friendly, Kenta Seki


Training Safely with AfterShokz Trekz Air

Of course, I wore them around the house while doing chores too. “Disclaimer: I received a pair of Trekz Air to review (and one to give away) as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!” My first experience with AfterShokz bone conduction headphones wasn’t actually wearing them myself, it was hearing all about them from friends and family. While I’ve never had an issue wearing ear...
Tags: Health, Running, Liz, Product Review, Minnie, Space Coast, Aftershokz, Trekz Air


Who cares for the caregivers? While tending to husband with Alzheimer’s, Sherree Preston found the answer

Sherree Preston, who lovingly tends to her husband, is one of some 850,000 unpaid caregivers in Washington. Sound Generations, a nonprofit aided by reader donations to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy, lends her practical and emotional support.
Tags: Health, News, Washington, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Seattle Times, Sherree Preston


Psychology Around the Net: December 29, 2019

We’re ushering in the new year in just a few days and if you’re wondering whether I went the cliche route and focused this week’s Psychology Around the Net on resolutions (or goals, as I prefer to call them), then you’re absolutely right! This week’s article explains the uncomfortable things you need to start doing for yourself, highlights podcasts to help you develop healthy habits, practice meditation, and beat procrastination, explains the best foods to eat for your mental health, and more. ...
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'We have a shower for pain relief': can Haiti's young midwives save a new generation?

The country has the highest maternal death rate in the Americas. But there’s a new solution: putting care in the hands of midwivesSylvie Delice was born on a hot, slow March afternoon in a clinic in Marigot, a coastal town in south Haiti. The labour was seven hours; her mother, Natalie, 24, a seamstress, was stoic throughout, helped by two midwives in pale pink scrubs. Sylvie arrived strong and healthy, and was named after her mother’s cousin. Natalie recovered well and went home the next day. T...
Tags: Health, UK, Africa, Americas, US, Society, World news, Afghanistan, Sudan, Midwifery, Haiti, Rwanda, Natalie, Sylvie, Marigot


MKSAP: 55-year-old man with severe COPD

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 55-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up for severe COPD, which was diagnosed 2 years ago. He has had two exacerbations in the past year requiring hospitalization, and his baseline exercise tolerance is low. He completed pulmonary rehabilitation 3 months ago […] 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, Pulmonology, PA NP, CRNA


~fragments from beyond the edge~

Pseudosanitysplaining: People In positions of authority who imagine they are not insane telling you that you are insane. *** it's always an adventure into the ordinary...what is, is. *** Waking up and healing the body are destructive processes that then require rebuilding of both body and psyche.
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Chemo question:

If a buddy was on his first chemo (colon cancer) and it was a 3 day treatment.... How would he feel upon checking out off the hospital and the next couple days? Hungry? Tired? Sleepy? Worth taking him and his wife out to a nice meal, not, need to handle him gently, rest or sleep often...?? Thank you
Tags: Health, Weapon, Fitness and First Aid



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