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MOC harms physicians in surprising ways

Last year, in response to a continued groundswell of criticism focused on requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) formed an independent “Vision Commission” on MOC, designed to “reimagine a system of continuing certification.” Although led by ABMS board members, many of the 27 commission members are not directly […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, ABMs, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, American Board of Medical Specialties ABMS, Vision Commission


Real physician harm from MOC. Here’s proof.

Last year, in response to a continued groundswell of criticism focused on requirements for maintenance of certification (MOC), the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) formed an independent “Vision Commission” on MOC, designed to “reimagine a system of continuing certification.” Although led by ABMS board members, many of the 27 commission members are not directly […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, PA NP, ABMs, Public Health & Policy, CRNA, American Board of Medical Specialties ABMS, Vision Commission


Unconventional T cells may account for failure of IL-17 inhibition in rheumatoid arthritis

Spondyloarthritis is one of the most common types of chronic joint inflammation affecting nearly 1-2% of the Western population.
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The refuge for children with microcephaly

A school in Kenya is rescuing children with microcephaly, who are considered a curse by many local communities.
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The discrimination against nurse practitioners must stop

I have been a neonatologist for 30-plus years. Throughout my career, nurses and neonatal nurse practitioners (NNPs) have guided me, assisted me and comforted me through difficult patient care issues that arose. Even more importantly, they allowed me to leave the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) without worrying about how my patients were being taken […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Nursing, NICU, Physician, PA NP, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


UMN Medical School research uncovers how to treat diastolic heart failure

Research out of University Minnesota Medical School and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight uncovers what causes diastolic heart failure and how it can be treated.
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Expression of a molecule in blood cells inversely predicts appearance of subclinical atherosclerosis

Earlier detection of cardiovascular disease is a step closer thanks to the findings of a research team at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares led by Francisco Sánchez-Madrid and Pilar Martín.
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Research suggests possible way to improve survival in African-Americans undergoing liver transplant

Among African-American adults undergoing liver transplant to treat liver cancer, patients whose organ donor was also African-American lived significantly longer than those with a racially unmatched donor, report authors of a new study using national data.
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Review: Plant-based athletes benefit from improvements in heart health, performance, and recovery

Meat-free athletes--from tennis champion Venus Williams to Formula 1's Lewis Hamilton to Derrick Morgan of the NFL's Tennessee Titans--have already proven the performance-boosting power of a plant-based diet.
Tags: Health, NFL, Lewis Hamilton, Venus Williams, Tennessee Titans, Derrick Morgan


AGA's new clinical guideline to help manage patients with mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis

Most patients with ulcerative colitis have mild-to-moderate disease characterized by periods of activity or remission, but practice variations exist in disease management.
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Scientists pinpoint a hidden culprit in heart failure

An international research team led by scientists at the University of Alberta have pinpointed a hidden culprit that leads to dilated cardiomyopathy--a dangerous condition that accounts for 20 per cent of all cases of heart failure--which opens the door to potential new treatments that could help counter the threat.
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'I went to Oxford with undiagnosed TB'

Tilly Rose challenges people's pre-conceived ideas about her and helps others get a university place.
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Danish study: Food insecurity linked to lower quality of life and poor psychological well-being

A major study at the University of Copenhagen study reports that food quality is affected when people's food budgets are constrained, as per the definition of insecure or very insecure access to food used in international research.
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Researchers learn more about the impact of multiple symptoms in older adults

"Symptoms" is the medical term for any sign of a health problem, even if that sign doesn't help your healthcare provider diagnose a specific illness. Symptoms, such as feeling tired or rundown (also called fatigue), are among the leading causes of disability for older adults.
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Staphylococcus aureus: Study describes development of resistance to antibiotic for the first time

The Staphylococcus aureus bacterium is one of the commonest pathogens and can even cause sepsis. The new antibiotic dalbavancin is very effective against many bacterial pathogens.
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ New Year, new health proposals

The new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives took its first steps on health care — voting to intervene in the appeal of a Texas-led lawsuit that found the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in December.
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Lawmaker hopes state’s action lead to demise of Roe v. Wade

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With Kentucky embroiled in three abortion-related court cases and lawmakers considering tougher restrictions almost certain to draw a legal challenge, a leading Republican senator said Thursday that he hopes the state’s actions lead to a Supreme Court review of the Roe v. Wade ruling. Anti-abortion lawmakers hope to push more abortion-related […]
Tags: Health, News, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Nation, Wade, Frankfort, Roe, Ky AP


Chickens with Newcastle disease found at 2nd commercial operation in Riverside County

A second commercial chicken operation in Riverside County has been hit with the bird-killing virulent Newcastle disease, resulting in the flock being euthanized and officials stepping up eradication efforts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week. Since the outbreak of the virus in mid-May, more than 60,000 birds — mostly chickens — have been euthanized in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties, according to Steve Lyle, spokesman for the California Department...
Tags: Health, News, Environment, Usda, Sport, Soccer, Newcastle, Riverside County, Southern California, Compton, Ventura, U S Department of Agriculture, San Bernardino County, CDFA, Perris, Jurupa Valley


Nori Media Group Refuses Comment on Plagiarism in Tim Clinton’s Ignite Your Faith. Guest Post by Aaron New

Guest post by Aaron New Tim Clinton, President of the American Association of Christian Counselors and Executive Director of the James Dobson Family Institute, faced questions of plagiarism and ghost-writing last year.  Blog host Warren Throckmorton has documented many of those questions here.  I have compiled a long list of my questions and concerns here.  Clinton has consistently denied, through a spokesman, plagiarizing any material. On more than one occasion, Clinton has declared a “zero-tol...
Tags: Health, Davis, Infertility, Clinton, Trump, Nori, Aaron, James Dobson, AACC, Christian Post, Warren Throckmorton, Tim Clinton, American Association of Christian Counselors, Aaron New, Ed Clinton, Max Davis Because


How Practicing Compassion May Help You Feel Better

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop Think about the most disagreeable person you know or ever met. This might even be you on one or more occasions. If you ask people who are a little rough around the edges, those individuals who seem gruff, know-it-all, smug, superior and can’t be bothered, they’d likely say they don’t need anyone else. While compassion is an admirable and fairly basic trait, some of us either lack it (we’re short on empathy) or could use a l...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Compassion, Self-help, Self-esteem, Self-compassion, Inspiration & Hope, Association for Psychological Science, York University, University of York, Aesop Think


The neuroscience of creativity (and yes, right brain/left brain is mostly bullshit)

Anna Abraham literally wrote the book on creativity and the brain. The Leeds Beckett University psychology professor is the author of a new textbook titled The Neuroscience of Creativity. From an interview with Abraham by psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman in Scientific American: SBK: Why does the myth of the “creative right brain” still persist? Is there any truth at all to this myth? AA: Like most persistent myths, even if some seed of truth was associated with the initial development ...
Tags: Psychology, Post, News, Neuroscience, Creativity, Brains, Abraham, Scott Barry Kaufman, Leeds Beckett University, Science Museum London, Arthur Koestler, Anna Abraham


Using the Facebook Advertisement Platform to Recruit Chinese, Korean, and Latinx Cancer Survivors for Psychosocial Research: Web-Based Survey Study

Background: Ethnic minority cancer survivors remain an understudied and underrepresented population in cancer research, in part, due to the challenge of low participant recruitment rates. Therefore, identifying effective recruitment strategies is imperative for reducing cancer health disparities among this population. With the widespread use of social media, health researchers have turned to Facebook as a potential source of recruitment. Objective: We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and effect...
Tags: Health, Facebook, US, Walmart, United States, Facebook Participants, Facebook Advertisement Platform


Evaluating a Web-Based Social Anxiety Intervention Among Community Users: Analysis of Real-World Data

Background: Social anxiety is both harmful and prevalent. It also currently remains among the most undertreated major mental disorders, due, in part, to socially anxious individuals’ concerns about the stigma and expense of seeking help. The privacy and affordability of computer-aided psychotherapy interventions may render them particularly helpful in addressing these concerns, and they are also highly scalable, but most tend to be only somewhat effective without therapist support. However, a re...
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Your first 24-hour shift

How can you work for 24 hours in a row? My friends outside of medicine ask me that often. What is it like? I wondered the same thing the night before my first 24-hour shift or “24.” I lay awake worrying, ironically, that I should have gone to bed earlier to rest up for the […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, Pulmonology, PA NP, Critical Care, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Unethical experiments' painful contributions to today's medicine

Chinese scientist He Jiankui sent shockwaves around the world last year with his claim that he had modified twin babies' DNA before their birth. The modification was made with gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, he said, and made the babies resistant to HIV. Scientists from China and around the world spoke out about the experiment, which many say was unethical and not needed to prevent the virus. The scientist had also been warned by peers not to go down this path.
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Drug overdose deaths skyrocketed among women

As America continues to combat its opioid epidemic, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses among women has soared in recent years, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
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Doctors: Fight to regain the title that is rightly yours

As we have moved into the 21st century, we have witnessed a deterioration in our perception of our doctors of medicine. This has been a gradual, eroding process, quite possibly by the design of those in powers of authority in our government, health insurance corporations and the plethora of health care corporations. The assumption might […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Patient, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it

Illegal child exploitation imagery is easy to find on Microsoft’s Bing search engine. But even more alarming is that Bing will suggest related keywords and images that provide pedophiles with more child pornography. Following an anonymous tip, TechCrunch commissioned a report from online safety startup AntiToxin to investigate. The results were alarming. [WARNING: Do not search for the terms discussed in this article on Bing or elsewhere as you could be committing a crime. AntiToxin is closely s...
Tags: Health, Google, Google Play, Security, TC, Facebook, Apps, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Search, Policy, Bellevue, Bing, Microsoft Bing, Child Exploitation


Medical Officer Recruitment in NHM Punjab by Walk-In-Interview

Medical Officer  Recruitment  in NHM Punjab     National Health Mission, Punjab invites eligible candidates desirous to join the following contractual sarkari naukri vacancy posts of Medical Officers  under Department of Health and Family Welfare Punjab (ESI) to attend the Walk In Interview before the Selection Committee in the O/o Mission Director, NHM... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Health, Jobs, Medical, Officer, Punjab, Selection Committee, ContractJob, Walk-In, Specialist, MBBS, NHM Punjab, NHM Punjab National Health Mission Punjab, Department of Health and Family Welfare Punjab ESI



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