Having a baby makes you a very different physician

Beeeeeeeeeeep. The unmistakable long beep of my bright-red code pager broke the rhythmic sound of my trusty breast pump. I grabbed the pager silently praying it was a “test page.” No such luck. As I read the Code 45 message, I heard the overhead announcement echo: “Code 45, East Tower.” I quickly disconnected the breast […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Brains of people with severe mental illness are not all the same, study shows

A new multi-site brain imaging study in The American Journal of Psychiatry shows that sub-groups of people use their brains differently when imitating emotional faces - a task that reflects their ability to interact socially.
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Extensive genetic tests do not cause undue worry for women with breast cancer

As genetic testing for breast cancer has become more complex, evaluating a panel of multiple genes, it introduces more uncertainty about the results. But a new study finds that newer, more extensive tests are not causing patients to worry more about their cancer risk.
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High-tech planters for growing food in space

Fresh food is so attractive to astronauts that they toasted with salad when they were able to cultivate a few lettuce heads on the International Space Station three years ago.
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Assessing physicians' adherence to clinical guidelines for monitoring diabetes

In the current issue of Family Medicine and Community Health (Volume 6,Number 4, 2018; DOI:, Mingliang Dai, Michael R. Peabody, Lars E. Peterson, Arch G. Mainous III of the American Board of Family Medicine, Lexington, KY 40511, USA, University of Florida, Department of Health Services Research, Management and Policy, Gainesville, FL, USA and University of Florida, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA consider how adhere...
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I Learned How to Let Go of Pain — You Can, Too

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” – Joseph Campbell I am certainly not unique in my experience of pain. Like physical scars — of which I have plenty — pain of any kind tends to hang around doing its dirty work until the one suffering takes appropriate action to help dispel it. Granted, some physical pain can only be ameliorated, not eradicated. That’s good enough in some instances, although not ideal. Having gone through numerous instances where I’ve s...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Mindfulness, Self-help, Healing, Surgery, National Institutes of Health, Chronic Pain, Health-related, Emotional Pain, Harvard Medical School, Joseph Campbell, Peer Support

Woman in vegetative state for decade reportedly gives birth

PHOENIX (AP) — A woman said to have been in a vegetative state for at least a decade at a private health care facility in Phoenix reportedly gave birth recently, triggering a police investigation and reviews by state agencies in a situation that the state governor’s office called “deeply troubling.'”, a news website for […]
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Stop shoving metrics down nurses’ throats

One time, I applied for an emergency department (ED) nurse manager position. I thought I had the job locked up until I was asked during the interview how I would “enforce metrics.” “Enforce.” My holistic, qualitative research-based response to this authoritarian-style question was: “I’ll find more organic ways to achieve your metrics without shoving numbers […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Autism and Vaccines on Full Measure

If you can receive Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson watch on January 6. Was a top government expert silenced in testimony on autism and vaccines? If you can't receive it the program may later appear on youtube.
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The pros and cons of practicing medicine in a rural setting

This article is sponsored by Careers by Wide open spaces. Fresh, clean air. No people for miles around. The advantages of rural living are plentiful, but there are disadvantages, too, especially when it comes to health care; being way out in the country likely means the choices for doctors, clinics and hospitals are severely […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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The Weight Loss Technique That Boosts Commitment

People experience more success with personal goals like weight loss with this technique. → 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 Jo...
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9 Tips for Breaking Out of a Rut

Lately, you’ve felt utterly uninspired. Lately, your days have been bland, dull and boring. It’s as though you’re a robot stuck on the same setting and program. Every. Single. Day. Maybe everything feels like one big slog. And you’re not sure what to do about it. You feel trapped, restless, frustrated, or overwhelmed. In other words, you’re in a rut. Ruts can have a variety of causes. Sometimes, something has simply gotten old. For instance, a once healthy and fulfilling routine, over time, ca...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, General, Shonda Rhimes, Habits, Happiness, Inspiration, Social Media, Self-help, Rochester, Journaling, Journal, Boundaries, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement

Psychology Around the Net: January 5, 2019

Ah, the first Psychology Around the Net of 2019, and…it’s going to be a great one! This week’s edition covers conversational narcissism and how to stop making everything about you (even if you’re not aware you’re doing it), relationship expert advice on when to discuss your mental health with your partner, the single personality trait that could be the foundation for most mental illnesses, and more. Are You Guilty of Conversational Narcissism? If you’re more of a “shift responder” than a “sup...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Study, Research, Personality, Netflix, Conversation, Child Custody, Terrorism, Narcissism, Stigma, Children And Teens, Psychology Around The Net, Personality Traits, Neuroticism, Josh Malerman

MKSAP: 25-year-old woman with ankylosing spondylitis

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 25-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for an 18-month history of ankylosing spondylitis. She has minimal lower back pain with morning stiffness lasting 20 minutes. She is able to pursue her activities of daily living without any restrictions. […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Sweden: No Ebola virus detected in hospital patient

HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish health officials say a suspected Ebola case reported by a hospital has turned out to be a false alarm with tests carried out on the unidentified patient showing no signs of the deadly virus. Medical authorities said late Friday that the young male patient was admitted to an isolated emergency ward […]
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Like riding a bike?*

It’s been a while.  I feel rusty, putting anything out into the world, like who’s going to even read this?  I’ve been reading, and reading, and reading — books, and magazines, and fanfiction — and listening to podcasts and music and watching movies and I feel like all of that is just sitting in my … Continue reading Like riding a bike?*
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